Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hurt bunny

My bunny has hurt himself or has had a stroke. We guess his age at ten because he was six when we got him and his pal that grew up with him. It's been two days of trying to nurse him to health but I am afraid that there isn't much we can do for him. He eats a little veggies and drinks water from a dropper. He can't walk. I know the right thing to do is go to the vet and let them charge me to say that there is nothing they can do. So, the second best thing is to make an appointment for him to be put to sleep. He is sleeping close to me and twice during the I had to hold him to calm him down cause he does this thing where he flips out and turns over and over. He seems most most comfortable when I hold him. I don't have the funds to do anything till maybe tomorrow or Friday at the latest. I hate making these kind of decisions. The last time I made the decision to put an animal to sleep she died as I was carrying her to the car.

I have had one other experience with a bunny hurting herself. She had a broken back and still ate but loss control of her bodily functions and only had the use of her two front feet. If we know anything about bunnies most of their strength comes from their back feet. I still have two more bunnies after him. One is just as old and the other one is pretty young. I think I am done with having bunnies.


Karen said...

Very sorry to read this.
We had to put our family dog down a year ago in December. My daughter (then 6 yrs old) took it harder than losing her grandma that same year.
The dog was hanging on for me, really. And I was procrastinating putting him down...for him. Odd how that is.
But he left his body the second the needle entered him. He was ready to go.
I've always loved having animals, but the hardest part about having any animal (except for perhaps a bird), is that they are "too old" by the time you grow really comfortable with them.
Hugs. It won't be easy. But you know it's the right thing to do for him.

birthmothertalks said...

I know. I just got to wait to have the money to do it.

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry. My sister had a bunny and had to have her put to sleep because she had developed really bad tumors. I know how hard it was for her; I'm sorry that you're going through this, too.

Many hugs.