Sunday, October 16, 2011
Wasabi's Close Call, Solo Walks Uphill and the Beautiful Crisp Sunny Days of October at the Lazy Vegan
Since my last blog posting, we had a big scare with little Ms. Wasabi when she suddenly stopped eating. With rabbits, that means something is seriously amiss. I had a bad feeling about it (especially when she didn't finish her big salad - which absolutely never happens. She loves her greens!) and called the vet late in the afternoon. Within a few hours she went downhill - her ears were super cold and she wasn't eating or pooping (no pooping is also a super serious sign of illness in a rabbit!). The vet, a rabbit specialist, ended up coming to our house at 9 p.m. and stayed for over an hour. He even contemplated taking her home with him so he could monitor her during the night - this was after giving her meds for pain and gas and an IV (the kitchen was transformed into a little bunny hospital!). Of course, I didn't want her to go and I assured him I would stay up all night with her! Which is exactly what I did. I set up a sleeping bag right next to her litter box in the kitchen and camped out. I barely slept, but at one point I did fall asleep and woke up to bunny kisses on my face! After tempting her with some cilantro, basil & parsley she finally started to nibble on some food. WHEW. When a rabbit stops eating and their digestive system starts to shut down, it can become fatal very quickly. I was so happy that this had a happy ending! We were sick with worry. We love our Wasabi, a.k.a. "Beano" very much!
Checking in with the bun. We were really watching her every move this week!