This is not a vegan food blog. This is not a vegan lifestyle blog. This is the vegan everything blog. Seriously. There will be food. There will be events. There will be stories. There will be my adopted bun-friend, Pippin. If it is vegan related it has a chance to make this blog. Hope you enjoy the ride!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Pippin, my beloved adopted bunny, is sick.
Hi everyone. I am here with some less than stellar news. That adorable bunny you see above this writing (under the stuffed elephant) is sick. Pippin has an abscess. It is really a localized bacterial infection (it feels like a giant lump in his neck-chin area), which doesn't sound too bad, but you cannot just give a rabbit antibiotics. Rabbits have beneficial bacteria that they cannot live without in their digestive system and any non-localized antibiotics will essentially kill him.
So the only real option is antibiotic beads surgically implanted into the abscess. So my little bun-bun is having surgery this week. I am one scared momma. This is the first time Pippin has ever been sick.
He just passed his 5th birthday on September 15th and I swear that if he comes through this okay, when he gets better there will be a very special birthday treat waiting for my little baby.
Tomorrow is the appointment with the surgery vet. He likely won't have surgery tomorrow unless the vet determines that it is an emergency. Poor little Bun! Please send your good wishes! If I disappear for a few days, you now know why.