Hey everyone. I’m new here. We have, well had a beautiful bunny named Phoebe. He’s a boy. We thought he was a girl when we got him but later found out he was a boy lol. He is pretty much free roamed, he eats nothing but oxbow and lots and lots of hay and occasional veggies. He was very healthy. Three days ago I noticed he stopped eating and drinking, I was really concerned so my husband and I took him to the vet immediately- the vet told us he had GI and he gave us meds, and critical care to syringe feed him. He also gave Phoebe fluids while at the Vet and xrays to make sure everything was okay. For the past two days we have been syringe feeding, giving pain meds as needed, feeding water, offering food but he still wouldn’t eat on his own. He wouldn’t poo or pee- finally he had diarrhea 3 times, but then was constipated afterwords, we kept syringe feeding, and he suddenly started making squeaks in pain. Sounded like “little bunny screams” I gave him lots of belly massages. We called the vet last night and told them he was squeaking a bit and definitely in pain, she said it was normal from the GI and took keep syringe feeding him and to come in on Monday. We stayed up with him until 6 in the AM, finally got him comfortable and layed down. We woke up 4 hours later, to him limp on the ground, squeaking and he could not get up, it was heart breaking- we wrapped him in a blanket and got in our car immediately- while driving to the ER vet, he was gasping for hair- I was rubbing his head trying my best to calm him down- he started shaking and died in my arms, I was and still am heart broken. We arrived to the vet and the veterinarian told us it was too late to try and revive him because he was getting stiff. We were upset because we called to try and bring him in the night before and they told us that still they wouldn’t have been able to do anything. They were comforting, but still I cannot help and blame myself that he died because we didn’t take him in last night and I can’t help but blame the Vet for telling us to wait it out because it was just his GI symptoms. Please friends, bare with me and help put my mind at ease. I can’t stop crying- my husband is trying to comfort me and tell me it’s okay and nothing could have prevented this, but my mind and heart is going crazy and I feel like a horrible human. Please be kind. With love, Shantelle I will attach a photo of our sweet bun Phoebe. We love and miss him so much.