Monday, September 28, 2009

A long summer off and some bunny news

I've been on an (unintentional) hiatus from blogging all summer. I'm updating now to share some bunny news.

Little Molly went in for her spay in late August after being checked out by the vet. She was given a clean bill of health and was estimated to be about 10 months old. She showed no previous scarring from surgeries, so we went ahead with the spay. However, during the surgery, it was discovered that she didn't have any parts to remove. Our vet explained that while he had never seen anything like this, it was possible that it was a birth defect and that she was born without (which is also a reason she may not have been acting like a typical teenage bunny with raging hormones). She was sent home to recover, and she did well.

Now, a month later, out of no where, Molly is battling GI Stasis (Ileus). She was admitted to the animal hospital last Thursday, came home that night with us, but returned Friday for more treatment. She spent Friday night and the weekend with us. She has been getting 4-5 feedings of Oxbow's Critical Care daily, as well as two medications. Last night I offered her basil, and after considering it (while dangling in front of her nose) she ate it. Today (after the same "temptation" exercise), she ate a little lettuce. She is more alert and appears to be growing stronger every day.

Please keep Molly in your thoughts! And hopefully I can get my act together very soon and begin blogging again!!

7 comments:

Annette F. Tait said...

sending love and positive thoughts to Molly and wishing for the best of health for her Jen.
with kind regards,
Annette

WindandHoney said...

Molly is so very cute. I do hope she gets better very quickly.

patk860 said...

oh poor molly...sounds like she's on the mend though so keep dangling the greens & she'll surely come around, pat

Mishkat said...

I read about Molly on Annette's blog - I'm sending many good thoughts to her (and to you!) I hope she continues to feel better.

YowlYY said...

Hi, we came over from Annette's blog to pass on our best get well wishes to little Molly! My bunnies, Miss Eve and Neville, are also additionally crossing ears for her so that she can be back to her usual happy self. x x x

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful girl Molly is! So glad YOU rescued her from the pet store... sounds like she has the best home she possibly could. I hope that she continues to improve with your love and good care. Sending out positive vibes and a smile for her!

HandiCrafts said...

Thank you so so much everyone!!! She is growing much stronger!!