Candice, Please copy the article that Michele gave you the link to (Dana
Kempels) and take it with you to your vet's office. The Reglan is a good
start. He will also need sub-Q fluids. Your doctor can give your bunny
some, and give you a syringe or two of fluids to take home with you. Giving
the fluids can be challenging, but it is vital. The fluids go throughout
the body, including the gut. The extra fluid in the gut helps loosen the
bowel contents and get them moving.
What you describe sounds like GI stasis and it is deadly. Please read
Dana's article tonight and get your rabbit back into the vet tomorrow. The
article will tell you all you need to know.
Rabbits' stomachs secrete acid all the time, so it is important to try to
get a bit of food into your rabbit every three or so hours, if possible.
Critical Care requires a prescription. For a quick aid, you can get some
baby food -- perhaps some made from garden veggies. Use an eye dropper or
needle-less syringe to feed your rabbit as much as he will take. I am glad
that you are feeding him the Rebound, though I don't know what is in it.
GI stasis is a wait-and-see thing usually. Vets use fluids and digestive
tract stimulants. Surgery is a very last resort, since the outcome is
usually not good for long.
Our thought are with you. Please let us know how your rabbit is.
Anita and Jessie
> Hello Everyone,
> My name is Candice and I lurk here alot. Well, now I am in need of
> advice. My bunny has been very lethargic, not eating, not moving and I
> have not noticed many poops, if any at all. I took him to the vet
> yesterday he said he did not feel any blockage, but he gave him a
> cortisone shot and prescribed regulan. .01cc 2 times a day and some kind
> of capsule to sprinkle on the food he will not eat. I am holding him
> massaging his tummy, loving him and letting him sometimes just be alone
> like he seems to want. I went for critical care but the pet store was
> not yet open so, i went to the vet's office and we got something called
> rebound. I am giving hin 6 cc every 3 hours. He has not eaten in about
> 2 1/2 days. I am soooooo worried. Is there anything else I can do? What
> are is chances of a full recovery? How long does this stuff take to
> work? I took him yesterday around 2:00 p.m. The vet said to bring him
> in for an x-ray if I see no improvements by Monday. Any advice and
> prayers greatly needed and appreciated.
> Thank You,
> Candice, Justin, and a very ill Cadbury.