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update on Taz

Post by kathry » Fri, 14 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Hello,
The news on Taz is that he's still touch and go.... the prognosis for
now isn't very good but I think that the vet is taking every step
necessary to not set us up for heartbreak by giving us false hope. they
have a nurse who takes care of Taz exclusively because now he needs
therapy and lots of cuddles. the interesting thing is that he's giving
them hell! he's really feisty and doesn't like the fact that he can't
feel his legs. I don't blame him. We're going to visit him on Saturday,
Sunday if they'll let us and I'm going to only work half a day on MOnday
so I can spend some time with him. I miss him terribly! I thought that I
heard him thumping in his cage last night and this morning and when I
got up to check, his cage, though still empty, had a very angry little
Precious (she's another one of my bunnies and really cute!!) thumping on
top of it! she climbed up onto it and just sat there looking at me as if
to say "so? where'd you put him? this isn't funny anymore!!" We're going
to take her to visit Taz on Saturday. I'll continue to update on him.
Thanks for the thoughts and prayers for my baby!
Kathryn
 
 
 

update on Taz

Post by Rhond » Sat, 15 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> We're going to visit him on Saturday,
> Sunday if they'll let us and I'm going to only work half a day on MOnday
> so I can spend some time with him. I miss him terribly!

Kathryn,

When can you bring him home? I really think rabbits recover faster at
home, provided the treatment is one that you can administer. Is it
something you might be able to do?

Thanks for keeping us posted. I hope he's home, safe, and snuggling with
you real soon.

--
                                        -Rhonda
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update on Taz

Post by Pink » Sat, 15 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hello,
> The news on Taz is that he's still touch and go.... the prognosis for
> now isn't very good but I think that the vet is taking every step
> necessary to not set us up for heartbreak by giving us false hope. they
> have a nurse who takes care of Taz exclusively because now he needs
> therapy and lots of cuddles. the interesting thing is that he's giving
> them hell! he's really feisty and doesn't like the fact that he can't
> feel his legs. I don't blame him. We're going to visit him on Saturday,
> Sunday if they'll let us and I'm going to only work half a day on MOnday
> so I can spend some time with him. I miss him terribly! I thought that I
> heard him thumping in his cage last night and this morning and when I
> got up to check, his cage, though still empty, had a very angry little
> Precious (she's another one of my bunnies and really cute!!) thumping on
> top of it! she climbed up onto it and just sat there looking at me as if
> to say "so? where'd you put him? this isn't funny anymore!!" We're going
> to take her to visit Taz on Saturday. I'll continue to update on him.
> Thanks for the thoughts and prayers for my baby!
> Kathryn

You're in my thoughts, Kathryn.  I hope your and Precious' visit to Taz
goes well.

Nona

 
 
 

update on Taz

Post by Darcie & Moll » Sat, 15 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> The news on Taz is that he's still touch and go.... the prognosis for
> now isn't very good but I think that the vet is taking every step
> necessary to not set us up for heartbreak by giving us false hope. they
> have a nurse who takes care of Taz exclusively because now he needs
> therapy and lots of cuddles. the interesting thing is that he's giving
> them hell! he's really feisty and doesn't like the fact that he can't
> feel his legs. I don't blame him. We're going to visit him on Saturday,

Hi Kathryn,

You and Taz are both in my thoughts.  Please let us know what happens on
Saturday-we are hoping for good things.  Send him some noserubs from here.

Darcie

 
 
 

update on Taz

Post by mbti » Sat, 15 Jul 2000 04:00:00


My prayers for Taz to recover fully.  Taz will be really happy to see
you and Precious.

mary beth & oreo

Quote:

> Hello,
> The news on Taz is that he's still touch and go.... the prognosis for
> now isn't very good but I think that the vet is taking every step
> necessary to not set us up for heartbreak by giving us false hope. they
> have a nurse who takes care of Taz exclusively because now he needs
> therapy and lots of cuddles. the interesting thing is that he's giving
> them hell! he's really feisty and doesn't like the fact that he can't
> feel his legs. I don't blame him. We're going to visit him on Saturday,
> Sunday if they'll let us and I'm going to only work half a day on MOnday
> so I can spend some time with him. I miss him terribly! I thought that I
> heard him thumping in his cage last night and this morning and when I
> got up to check, his cage, though still empty, had a very angry little
> Precious (she's another one of my bunnies and really cute!!) thumping on
> top of it! she climbed up onto it and just sat there looking at me as if
> to say "so? where'd you put him? this isn't funny anymore!!" We're going
> to take her to visit Taz on Saturday. I'll continue to update on him.
> Thanks for the thoughts and prayers for my baby!
> Kathryn

 
 
 

update on Taz

Post by kathry » Sat, 15 Jul 2000 04:00:00


thanks Rhonda,
I spoke with the vet this morning.... she explained to me what happened and
what we can expect. she honestly doesn't think that Taz will ever use his hind
legs again. she's also willing to teach me how to care for him. she's going to
keep him over the weekend and hopefully on Monday, I can bring him home. she's
got him on anti inflammatories and steroids. the bad thing is that there is no
pain perception in his hind legs. the good thing is that he's not suffering
but the bad thing is that hope for him to use his back legs again is pretty
much lost. I don't mind having him at home and I don't mind tending to him 24
hrs a day 7 days a week. I will teach my kids how to help clean him and how to
keep him calm when we have to wash him. I wish that I could turn back the
hands of time and change things but I can't. My boyfriend feels tremendously
guilty because he had to take the kids out of the vet's office before they
scared the animals to death! He keeps saying that if he had just taken the few
minutes and stayed with him while the vet sedated him, he wouldn't have kicked
or struggled. I've been telling him that he didn't do anything wrong. It was a
freak accident and it could have happened to anyone. I also told him to look
at it this way...it at least happened where emergency medicine could be
administered immediately whereas if it happened at home, I'm not sure I would
have known how to stablize a bunny. the medicine I work in is with humans and
so I just don't know the skeletal anatomy of a bunny all that well. This
weekend I'm planning on getting as many books as I can on rabbit, cat and dog
anatomy so I can learn about it and know what to do in the event that
something should happen to one of our other bunnies (we have 5 total) and that
way I can help them better. I'll be snuggling with Taz tomorrow morning and I
simply can't wait!
THanks again!
Kathryn
Quote:


> > We're going to visit him on Saturday,
> > Sunday if they'll let us and I'm going to only work half a day on MOnday
> > so I can spend some time with him. I miss him terribly!

> Kathryn,

> When can you bring him home? I really think rabbits recover faster at
> home, provided the treatment is one that you can administer. Is it
> something you might be able to do?

> Thanks for keeping us posted. I hope he's home, safe, and snuggling with
> you real soon.

> --
>                                         -Rhonda
> Please remove "lunchmeat.free" when replying

 
 
 

update on Taz

Post by kathry » Sat, 15 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Thank you Nona,
I'm going to see if the vet will help us establish some sort of research fund
to help find treatments for animals who sustain a spinal cord injury.... I'm
leaning along the lines of rabbits especially because of how delicate their
skeletons are and how easy it is for them to get hurt. I'm e***d to see my
bunny baby. right now My boyfriend and I are dealing with guilt issues
concerning Taz. We're not sure what the best road to take is. We've been given
the option to put him to sleep but to be honest.... I've seen paralyzed people
who have a great life so why can't I try to provide that for my bunny? This is
going to take the entire family to put in a fair effort and try to help Taz
both with his mental and emotional health as well as his physical well being.
He's a strong bunny and with enough love, I don't see why he can't be healthy
and happy. again, Thanks.
Kathryn
Quote:


> > Hello,
> > The news on Taz is that he's still touch and go.... the prognosis for
> > now isn't very good but I think that the vet is taking every step
> > necessary to not set us up for heartbreak by giving us false hope. they
> > have a nurse who takes care of Taz exclusively because now he needs
> > therapy and lots of cuddles. the interesting thing is that he's giving
> > them hell! he's really feisty and doesn't like the fact that he can't
> > feel his legs. I don't blame him. We're going to visit him on Saturday,
> > Sunday if they'll let us and I'm going to only work half a day on MOnday
> > so I can spend some time with him. I miss him terribly! I thought that I
> > heard him thumping in his cage last night and this morning and when I
> > got up to check, his cage, though still empty, had a very angry little
> > Precious (she's another one of my bunnies and really cute!!) thumping on
> > top of it! she climbed up onto it and just sat there looking at me as if
> > to say "so? where'd you put him? this isn't funny anymore!!" We're going
> > to take her to visit Taz on Saturday. I'll continue to update on him.
> > Thanks for the thoughts and prayers for my baby!
> > Kathryn

> You're in my thoughts, Kathryn.  I hope your and Precious' visit to Taz
> goes well.

> Nona

 
 
 

update on Taz

Post by Jc76 » Sun, 16 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Hope all works out for Taz.  Please do keep us updated.  My thoughts are with
you both.

Jaci      (please remove NOSPAM to e-mail...thanks)