Friday, July 04, 2008

Your gonna poke your eye out!

The hazard of bunnies - is everything can be fine one day, the next, not so much. And, it's even better if its an extended holiday weekend. That makes them laugh and laugh.

So this morning we woke up and Jane's eye was obviously having a problem. Her white margins were really red. She was keeping it closed. For an hour we debated on weather we could do something, or if we should just take her in.

We decided to separate her from Willow because he was licking her eye, and we hoped that was the cause for the extra inflammation. Within about a half hour we realised she had to see a vet. She was having a ton of discharge, and Willow was masking it by keeping the area clean.

We knew our vet was closed. But we didn't know about back up emergency vet was also closed. So, we had to hunt around for someone who had a rabbit vet on staff today. This was doubly sucky, because we already knew there was a good chance we were at a point of no return with the eye. It always fun having to take your pet in for major surgery to a doctor you've never seen before.

Eventually we found a rabbit vet 30 miles away. And Jane is there now. The eye can't be saved. She will be there for two days. Sucks.


  1. I'm really sorry to hear that.

    She's a very cute bunny. And I'll bet she'll still be very cute with one eye. But it still does suck. :-(

  2. Poor baby! How hard to watch one of your pets go through that. :(

  3. MDG - I knew we were seperated at birth. Mr S. and I were trying to figure out pirate nics for her yesterday. We haven't gotten very far.

    Thank you for your kind comments Kasia and Jaibee.

  4. "Jane Arrrr!" You know, like Jane Eyre.