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Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Tink82, Aug 9, 2009.


  1. Tink82

    Tink82 PetForums VIP

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    Can anyone please advise me???

    Pepsis eyes lids became slightly puffy on Thursday evening and Friday morning. By sat morning they had got worse so I called vet who advised poss reaction as there is no discharge and he is eating and seems well. He appears to be maulting at this point too

    Today he can hardly open his eyes, his nose is stuffy and the fur on his ears bald in places, he is eating but not himself.

    Any ideas???? He has vet appointment for tomorrow
     
  2. Nonnie

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    Is he vaccinated?
     
  3. Tink82

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    No, mentioned this the other day, first vet I saw said he didn't need them. He has not left the house since his op almost 3 weeks ago
     
  4. Nonnie

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    It *could* be myxi. Certainly has some classic signs.

    You probably did mention about vaccinations, but i have a terrible memory :eek:
     
  5. Tink82

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    I have just looked at symptoms. there is no discharge in his eyes. I'll check his genitals when I get back. I really hope it isn't :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying:
     
  6. Nonnie

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    Could be an allergy or an upper respiratory infection.

    Swollen eyes are unusual though. Many myxi buns dont get the discharge until a bit later. It may be early stages.

    fingers crossed its not though. Make sure he is eating and drinking, and try and keep his nose as clean and clear as you can. If he gets too stuffy, he may stop eating.
     
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    I have just looked at about ten different sites. It does not look at all good. I feel awful
     
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    Oh No! I hope he doesnt have it! How scary keep us updated!
     
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    Let us know, what goes on at the vets tomorrow! :(
     
  11. crofty

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    He needs to see an emergency vet tonight!!!! Like we've already said it doesnt matter that he doesnt leave the house, if thats what your vet advised id change your vet, thats awful. Im keeping my fingers crossed for you.
     
  12. VampiricLust

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    If you have seen gnats/midges in your house-he could have been bitten by a mxyi carrier.

    He needs to see a vet NOW

    He will be in a lot of pain and at the least will need painrelief, anti inflammatory and anti-biotics.
     
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    oh no it dont sound good, when my friends bun had myxi they had the swollen eyes and semt fine on the 1st day or 2 but sadly it took them a few days later.

    hope its an allergy x
     
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    I hope he's OK. Poor little guy. x
     
  15. umber

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    Any News on Pepsi?
     
  16. Nonnie

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    If you see this before you go to the vets, dont let them convince you to PTS.

    If it is myxi, many buns can recover from it, especially if caught in the early stages. Its always worth a try.
     
  17. emzybabe

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    :( hope pepsi recovers!!
     
  18. Tink82

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    Thanks guys.. Pepsi update..

    His bum swelled slightly yesterday, I called the vet again and they said its over £100 just for the call out. I just couldn't afford it so called my vet today and got earlier appointment, he seems ok in himself, walking around, eating, having cuddles, chewing the door again...

    So, I truly thought it was mixi and that was it :crying:

    We saw the vet and she thinks although he has signs it would be unlikely, but not to rule it out. As he never goes out and we don't keep anyother pets and none of us have had any bites, the chances are slim but still there. She put on his notes conjunctivitous (sp?) poss syphillius (not sure how?? I would have asked but every time I opened my mouth I started crying again and I thought I miss heard her, OH confirmed what I heard when we got in) and that she advised us of mixi.

    He has had a shot of anti-biotics and an anti inflamitory, got eye drops and two lots of medicine for him (one is a new one that I had to sign a consent form for) I don't have the names to hand as not at home...

    He is booked in for Wed a.m. and I'm just praying that he keeps eating. His fur is falling out badly. his ears are bald and where she held him for his shots has all fell out (though not bald, just VERY short)

    I feel quite angry with the advice given by the initial vet we saw when he was a baby, there is a poster on the toilet door about mixi that I read whilst waiting that say ALL rabbits need the jab whether they live inside or out :cursing::cursing::cursing: Thankfuly we have not seen him ever again.

    I feel a little more at ease now, but have a very close eye on him. This started Thursday/Friday with the swelling. It was only yesterday that I suspected mixi. I havn't stopped crying since and hardly slept last night. I feel so responsible for it all :crying:
     
  19. crofty

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    I really hope he's going to be ok, i think you sould change your vets all together though, they sound useless when it comes to rabbits.
     
  20. emzybabe

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    Tink it is not ur fault we trust these people who are meant to be professionals they spend years training and still seem to have limited information and experience of rabbits.
    I am not sure what the cure is for mixi but i assume their are blood tests/tests they can carry out to confirm this, I would personally be tempted to take him to another vets who specialise in rabbits, he seems to have quite a few symptoms of being unwell even if its not mixi and a proper diagnosis would put ur mind at rest a bit rather than being given the general antibiotics etc that the vets flob us off with, did they even give u any good bacteria?

    I really hope hes ok :(
     
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