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another update on Taz

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



Hello,
We went to see Taz this morning. he is definately paralyzed from his
"waist" down. he seemed sad before we got to hold him. once he was out
of his cage, the tech taught us how to massage his bladder and clean him
up. we will probably have to hand feed him until his little tongue gets
better. he'll get to come home hopefully on Monday. before we visited
with him, he refused to eat or drink. once we were there, we gave him
some fresh parsley sprigs to munch on and he did it! by the end of the
visit, we put him back in his cage and to show us just how happy he was
to see us, he moved over to his pile of timothy hay and picked up a
mouth full and looked at us with his ears perked up! We've decided to
adapt so Taz will be comfortable. we're going to go get him one of those
laundry baskets and line it with towels and blankets. we'll somehow
adapt his water bottle with a longer straw for him to drink from. we're
going to get   a hay rack to put into the basket so the hay can be held
high enough so as not to litter the floor but low enough for him to
reach it. We're going to buy an oven rack to put over the kitchen sink
so when it comes time to wash him, we can do it easily. we'll cover half
of it with a towel. when it comes time to empty his bladder, we'll take
that oven rack and put it over the toilet and help him to pee. I know
that we  can make him comfortable and happy. we're also going to get the
number to the company that makes those doggie  "wheelchairs" and see
what we can do about getting Taz one that he can use easily. if that
doesn't work, we're going to look into a baby carriage so we can wheel
him around outside or in the house so he doesn't end up in trouble and
no one knows about it. considering that he can't thump anymore, I think
it's a great idea to get a carriage. I know it will work out well once
we get everything fixed up for him. my other little bunny, Precious,
didn't get to go with us because she got mad at the fact that we were
leaving familiar territory and hid under the bed.
Kathryn
 
 
 

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Post by Bugs and Bink » Sun, 16 Jul 2000 04:00:00


I just have to say that it is so cool what you all are doing for Taz.  I
love all three of my bunnies soooo much and would do the same for them; they
are not pets, they are family members.  Wishing you all the best in the
future with Taz...he's clearly a VERY, VERY loved bunny!

Cheers,

Stephanie and Bugs and Binky, Hasi, the baby "hooman" due in January (and
Bun-Dad, David, too!)


Quote:
> Hello,
> We went to see Taz this morning. he is definately paralyzed from his
> "waist" down. he seemed sad before we got to hold him. once he was out
> of his cage, the tech taught us how to massage his bladder and clean him
> up. we will probably have to hand feed him until his little tongue gets
> better. he'll get to come home hopefully on Monday. before we visited
> with him, he refused to eat or drink. once we were there, we gave him
> some fresh parsley sprigs to munch on and he did it! by the end of the
> visit, we put him back in his cage and to show us just how happy he was
> to see us, he moved over to his pile of timothy hay and picked up a
> mouth full and looked at us with his ears perked up! We've decided to
> adapt so Taz will be comfortable. we're going to go get him one of those
> laundry baskets and line it with towels and blankets. we'll somehow
> adapt his water bottle with a longer straw for him to drink from. we're
> going to get   a hay rack to put into the basket so the hay can be held
> high enough so as not to litter the floor but low enough for him to
> reach it. We're going to buy an oven rack to put over the kitchen sink
> so when it comes time to wash him, we can do it easily. we'll cover half
> of it with a towel. when it comes time to empty his bladder, we'll take
> that oven rack and put it over the toilet and help him to pee. I know
> that we  can make him comfortable and happy. we're also going to get the
> number to the company that makes those doggie  "wheelchairs" and see
> what we can do about getting Taz one that he can use easily. if that
> doesn't work, we're going to look into a baby carriage so we can wheel
> him around outside or in the house so he doesn't end up in trouble and
> no one knows about it. considering that he can't thump anymore, I think
> it's a great idea to get a carriage. I know it will work out well once
> we get everything fixed up for him. my other little bunny, Precious,
> didn't get to go with us because she got mad at the fact that we were
> leaving familiar territory and hid under the bed.
> Kathryn

 
 
 

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


Wow! Sounds like you have all of your bases covered. That is one
VERY lucky bunny!!!! Give extra grunts to your Mom Taz, she
loves you very much!             Liz

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Post by Nona, Zane & the Pinkste » Sun, 16 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Kathryn,

I hope your sweet little guy makes it.  It was so great to hear about
how he perked up when he saw you and ate for you.

Nona

Quote:

> Hello,
> We went to see Taz this morning. he is definately paralyzed from his
> "waist" down. he seemed sad before we got to hold him. once he was out
> of his cage, the tech taught us how to massage his bladder and clean him
> up. we will probably have to hand feed him until his little tongue gets
> better. he'll get to come home hopefully on Monday. before we visited
> with him, he refused to eat or drink. once we were there, we gave him
> some fresh parsley sprigs to munch on and he did it! by the end of the
> visit, we put him back in his cage and to show us just how happy he was
> to see us, he moved over to his pile of timothy hay and picked up a
> mouth full and looked at us with his ears perked up! We've decided to
> adapt so Taz will be comfortable. we're going to go get him one of those
> laundry baskets and line it with towels and blankets. we'll somehow
> adapt his water bottle with a longer straw for him to drink from. we're
> going to get   a hay rack to put into the basket so the hay can be held
> high enough so as not to litter the floor but low enough for him to
> reach it. We're going to buy an oven rack to put over the kitchen sink
> so when it comes time to wash him, we can do it easily. we'll cover half
> of it with a towel. when it comes time to empty his bladder, we'll take
> that oven rack and put it over the toilet and help him to pee. I know
> that we  can make him comfortable and happy. we're also going to get the
> number to the company that makes those doggie  "wheelchairs" and see
> what we can do about getting Taz one that he can use easily. if that
> doesn't work, we're going to look into a baby carriage so we can wheel
> him around outside or in the house so he doesn't end up in trouble and
> no one knows about it. considering that he can't thump anymore, I think
> it's a great idea to get a carriage. I know it will work out well once
> we get everything fixed up for him. my other little bunny, Precious,
> didn't get to go with us because she got mad at the fact that we were
> leaving familiar territory and hid under the bed.
> Kathryn

 
 
 

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Post by Mrs. Juanda Johnson at THE CO » Sun, 16 Jul 2000 04:00:00


: Hello,
: We went to see Taz this morning. he is definately paralyzed from his
: "waist" down. he seemed sad before we got to hold him. once he was out
: of his cage, the tech taught us how to massage his bladder and clean him
: up. we will probably have to hand feed him until his little tongue gets
: better. he'll get to come home hopefully on Monday. before we visited
: with him, he refused to eat or drink. once we were there, we gave him
: some fresh parsley sprigs to munch on and he did it! by the end of the
: visit, we put him back in his cage and to show us just how happy he was
: to see us, he moved over to his pile of timothy hay and picked up a
: mouth full and looked at us with his ears perked up! We've decided to
: adapt so Taz will be comfortable. we're going to go get him one of those
: laundry baskets and line it with towels and blankets. we'll somehow
: adapt his water bottle with a longer straw for him to drink from. we're
: going to get   a hay rack to put into the basket so the hay can be held
: high enough so as not to litter the floor but low enough for him to
: reach it. We're going to buy an oven rack to put over the kitchen sink
: so when it comes time to wash him, we can do it easily. we'll cover half
: of it with a towel. when it comes time to empty his bladder, we'll take
: that oven rack and put it over the toilet and help him to pee. I know
: that we  can make him comfortable and happy. we're also going to get the
: number to the company that makes those doggie  "wheelchairs" and see
: what we can do about getting Taz one that he can use easily. if that
: doesn't work, we're going to look into a baby carriage so we can wheel
: him around outside or in the house so he doesn't end up in trouble and
: no one knows about it. considering that he can't thump anymore, I think
: it's a great idea to get a carriage. I know it will work out well once
: we get everything fixed up for him. my other little bunny, Precious,
: didn't get to go with us because she got mad at the fact that we were
: leaving familiar territory and hid under the bed.
: Kathryn
:
Dear Kathryn,

Oh my goodness!  When I read how Taz perked up when he saw you, I knew
that you knew how everything you were doing was worth it.  I want to tell
you, though, how courageous you ALL are.  Rabbit and humans are going the
extra mile here and trying so hard to help eachother and be as well as
they can.  You are quite a wonderful person, Kathryn, and Taz will bless
you for it.  We think you're great!

Love!
Robby and Jacy

 
 
 

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


Thank you! Taz is well worth every second and ounce of effort! we've got a
total of 5 bunnies. I know it's a lot but if my boyfriend had his way, we'd
live on 20 acres of farmland, have a bunny house built and give each rabbit
his or her own apartment.... not to mention that we'd have more than 5
bunnies. each one has his own story to tell. it's a bit long to post here so
I'll just give you my web address. I have 2 special pages set up for my pets.
the first one is the story of our bunnies and the second is a memorial to all
of my pets. My boyfriend also has a site where he keeps a journal of our
rescue of a wild cottontail. here are the sites:
http://sites.netscape.net/slykitten2000/SlykittensPetPage/Petpage.html
http://sites.netscape.net/slykitten2000/PetMemorialPage/petmemorial.html
http://www.users.uswest.net/~slycoder/index.htm
hope you enjoy these!
Kathryn

Quote:

> : Hello,
> : We went to see Taz this morning. he is definately paralyzed from his
> : "waist" down. he seemed sad before we got to hold him. once he was out
> : of his cage, the tech taught us how to massage his bladder and clean him
> : up. we will probably have to hand feed him until his little tongue gets
> : better. he'll get to come home hopefully on Monday. before we visited
> : with him, he refused to eat or drink. once we were there, we gave him
> : some fresh parsley sprigs to munch on and he did it! by the end of the
> : visit, we put him back in his cage and to show us just how happy he was
> : to see us, he moved over to his pile of timothy hay and picked up a
> : mouth full and looked at us with his ears perked up! We've decided to
> : adapt so Taz will be comfortable. we're going to go get him one of those
> : laundry baskets and line it with towels and blankets. we'll somehow
> : adapt his water bottle with a longer straw for him to drink from. we're
> : going to get   a hay rack to put into the basket so the hay can be held
> : high enough so as not to litter the floor but low enough for him to
> : reach it. We're going to buy an oven rack to put over the kitchen sink
> : so when it comes time to wash him, we can do it easily. we'll cover half
> : of it with a towel. when it comes time to empty his bladder, we'll take
> : that oven rack and put it over the toilet and help him to pee. I know
> : that we  can make him comfortable and happy. we're also going to get the
> : number to the company that makes those doggie  "wheelchairs" and see
> : what we can do about getting Taz one that he can use easily. if that
> : doesn't work, we're going to look into a baby carriage so we can wheel
> : him around outside or in the house so he doesn't end up in trouble and
> : no one knows about it. considering that he can't thump anymore, I think
> : it's a great idea to get a carriage. I know it will work out well once
> : we get everything fixed up for him. my other little bunny, Precious,
> : didn't get to go with us because she got mad at the fact that we were
> : leaving familiar territory and hid under the bed.
> : Kathryn
> :
> Dear Kathryn,

> Oh my goodness!  When I read how Taz perked up when he saw you, I knew
> that you knew how everything you were doing was worth it.  I want to tell
> you, though, how courageous you ALL are.  Rabbit and humans are going the
> extra mile here and trying so hard to help eachother and be as well as
> they can.  You are quite a wonderful person, Kathryn, and Taz will bless
> you for it.  We think you're great!

> Love!
> Robby and Jacy

 
 
 

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Post by mbti » Mon, 17 Jul 2000 04:00:00


You're an amazing bunny mom!  I am in awe of your handling of the
situation; I know I would not have been so accepting and calm.  Taz,
though incapacitated, will have a wonderful life with your family.  That
would be great if the wheelchair idea pans out.

Our airedale did the same thing at the vets when she was in for a spay.
Since she was an older dog, they kept her longer and she refused to eat
for them, but when my sister and I showed up, she gobbled an entire can
of dog food on the spot.  So they may think they're forgotten, but perk
right up when they see you.

Best wishes for Taz's homecoming on Monday.  I'm sure he'll love being
kissed by Precious again.

mary beth & oreo

 
 
 

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Post by kathry » Mon, 17 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Thank you Mary Beth,
I'm accepting of the situation only because it could have happened to anyone
who handled him, luckily it was with professionals who treated him
immediately. I won't be so accepting and forgiving if they try to charge me
for his hospitalization. I will accept the bill for is tooth clipping, the
meds for sedation, the consult and the first day of admission because they
needed to see how well he used his teeth after the procedure. If they charge
me for x-rays, feedings and cage rental... I'll happily file a malpractice
suit against them but I honestly don't believe it will come to that. this
was their doing, not ours. I was extremely mad when I found out but realized
that being angry won't make for a comfortable setting for Taz to heal so
I've had some time to think it all over. He will be perfectly fine once he's
home....we may even find that within about a year, he'll be able to move his
legs. I'm*** on to hope.
Kathryn
Quote:

> You're an amazing bunny mom!  I am in awe of your handling of the
> situation; I know I would not have been so accepting and calm.  Taz,
> though incapacitated, will have a wonderful life with your family.  That
> would be great if the wheelchair idea pans out.

> Our airedale did the same thing at the vets when she was in for a spay.
> Since she was an older dog, they kept her longer and she refused to eat
> for them, but when my sister and I showed up, she gobbled an entire can
> of dog food on the spot.  So they may think they're forgotten, but perk
> right up when they see you.

> Best wishes for Taz's homecoming on Monday.  I'm sure he'll love being
> kissed by Precious again.

> mary beth & oreo

 
 
 

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Post by Alis » Mon, 17 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Feel better Taz....your mommy has got everything covered..what a lucky boy you
are
Alissa
http://jesse-boy.pages.petsmart.com/index.html
 
 
 

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Post by Lady » Tue, 18 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Kathryn,
I must have missed what exactly happened to Taz, but I am struck with tears just
thinking about what you're doing for Taz.  The love you have for that bunny is
so wonderful...WE'll be thinking of you.

Quote:

> Thank you Mary Beth,
> I'm accepting of the situation only because it could have happened to anyone
> who handled him, luckily it was with professionals who treated him
> immediately. I won't be so accepting and forgiving if they try to charge me
> for his hospitalization. I will accept the bill for is tooth clipping, the
> meds for sedation, the consult and the first day of admission because they
> needed to see how well he used his teeth after the procedure. If they charge
> me for x-rays, feedings and cage rental... I'll happily file a malpractice
> suit against them but I honestly don't believe it will come to that. this
> was their doing, not ours. I was extremely mad when I found out but realized
> that being angry won't make for a comfortable setting for Taz to heal so
> I've had some time to think it all over. He will be perfectly fine once he's
> home....we may even find that within about a year, he'll be able to move his
> legs. I'm*** on to hope.
> Kathryn


> > You're an amazing bunny mom!  I am in awe of your handling of the
> > situation; I know I would not have been so accepting and calm.  Taz,
> > though incapacitated, will have a wonderful life with your family.  That
> > would be great if the wheelchair idea pans out.

> > Our airedale did the same thing at the vets when she was in for a spay.
> > Since she was an older dog, they kept her longer and she refused to eat
> > for them, but when my sister and I showed up, she gobbled an entire can
> > of dog food on the spot.  So they may think they're forgotten, but perk
> > right up when they see you.

> > Best wishes for Taz's homecoming on Monday.  I'm sure he'll love being
> > kissed by Precious again.

> > mary beth & oreo

--
Aliena, Pepper, Peanut, Barley and Teddy
http://www.moonsgarden.com/
 
 
 

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Post by Lisa and Rick Camero » Tue, 18 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Wow, your story brings tears of joy to my eyes. It's people like you who
make me have faith that the world *can* be good. Have a long bubble bath and
be sure to pat yourself on the back each and every day.

Lisa and Rhett


Quote:
> Hello,
> We went to see Taz this morning. he is definately paralyzed from his
> "waist" down. he seemed sad before we got to hold him. once he was out
> of his cage, the tech taught us how to massage his bladder and clean him
> up. we will probably have to hand feed him until his little tongue gets
> better. he'll get to come home hopefully on Monday. before we visited
> with him, he refused to eat or drink. once we were there, we gave him
> some fresh parsley sprigs to munch on and he did it! by the end of the
> visit, we put him back in his cage and to show us just how happy he was
> to see us, he moved over to his pile of timothy hay and picked up a
> mouth full and looked at us with his ears perked up! We've decided to
> adapt so Taz will be comfortable. we're going to go get him one of those
> laundry baskets and line it with towels and blankets. we'll somehow
> adapt his water bottle with a longer straw for him to drink from. we're
> going to get   a hay rack to put into the basket so the hay can be held
> high enough so as not to litter the floor but low enough for him to
> reach it. We're going to buy an oven rack to put over the kitchen sink
> so when it comes time to wash him, we can do it easily. we'll cover half
> of it with a towel. when it comes time to empty his bladder, we'll take
> that oven rack and put it over the toilet and help him to pee. I know
> that we  can make him comfortable and happy. we're also going to get the
> number to the company that makes those doggie  "wheelchairs" and see
> what we can do about getting Taz one that he can use easily. if that
> doesn't work, we're going to look into a baby carriage so we can wheel
> him around outside or in the house so he doesn't end up in trouble and
> no one knows about it. considering that he can't thump anymore, I think
> it's a great idea to get a carriage. I know it will work out well once
> we get everything fixed up for him. my other little bunny, Precious,
> didn't get to go with us because she got mad at the fact that we were
> leaving familiar territory and hid under the bed.
> Kathryn