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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More Bunny Travails

No, not Ginny. She is still getting lumps, but they seem to get a certain size, persist for awhile, and then go away. None are as big as the initial lumps, and they don't seem to keep her from eating, like that first huge one did. So, even though we still don't have a name for it, it seems she will survive this (thankfully).

This time it's Weasley, and it isn't life threatening either, just another difficulty. We had him to the new vet for a respiratory issue, when she noticed a problem with his right eye. Now mind you, I had asked the old vet about his eyes in the past, because they sometimes seemed cloudy to me. The old vet wasn't concerned. But I had been seeing the cloudiness more often in his right eye lately, and the new vet saw it also, and ran some tests. Turns out he has glaucoma, in addition to cataracts,  and is quite blind in that eye. 

You can see the cloudiness in Weasley's right eye in this picture.

He is getting eye drops to bring the pressure down, so hopefully he will not have to have the eye removed. This explains why he doesn't jump down from things (no depth perception), but it doesn't hinder his getting around in any other way. We'll take this one vet visit at a time, and see (no pun intended) what happens from here.

I can't find much information on glaucoma in rabbits, so if anyone has had experience with this, I would love to know whatever you can tell me.  

On another note, Miss Ginny thinks she is being abused, and needs some pets.

Ginny, begging for pets.
To disguise her chair from visitors, a cover was put over it. Then several items were put in front of it, to keep her from jumping up and eating the cover.  She tried climbing up the guitar that was leaning against the chair, but only got halfway. Today she decided to just jump the side of the chair instead.  Once she got up there, she found herself in jail! 


Can you see the ears? I think she is doing her best to look as stylish (and cute) as Harrington, but she was still in trouble. Or should I say I am still in trouble?

9 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

In humans one the of herbs used to treat Glaucoma is Gou QI Zi, or Wolfberries, or Goji Berries (that's the most common name) I'm sure a bun wouldn't mind eating a couple of those a day!

Lisa said...

Glad to hear Ginny's OK, i'm sorry your vet didn't catch the glaucoma sooner, but I'm glad it sounds like he'll be ok.

Ginny. Such an actress. The jailbird scene is so funny!!!

The Fab Furs said...

Hope Weasley adapts OK. I think that if everyone refers to the chair as "Ginny's chair" then you are in the wrong and must atone.

Michelle May said...

Oh poor Weasley! Can I just say that I'm so happy you have a new vet!!! Dag girlfriend! Ok...I'm calm now. ;)
Anyway, glad Ginny is doing better and I think she did a very good Harrington ear trick. She is just as cute! However, you are probably in trouble because Harrington uses that cute ear trick to get out of trouble. hee,hee,hee.
xx, shell

bunnits said...

So sorry to hear of Weasley's vision problems. I do hope the drops help. The Goji berries might help, but with rabbits' sensitivities to so many things, just check to make sure they are safe for buns.


And Miss Ginny's antics...those buns--always scheming to get pets and attention.

Jade said...

Poor Weasley--we'll be thinking lots of good thoughts for him. I looked through my online rabbit info, and this was the most timely stuff I could find:

http://www.veterinaryvision.com/public_forum/Glaucoma.htm

As for Miss Ginny, how can you resist that pose? I would be rushing over to pet her in a heartbeat. I love the "jailbird" pic--and the attempt to look as nonchalant as possible about being there. :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Poor Weasley, hope the treatments help!

Ginny looks very demanding in that pose,

Gina said...

I know nothing of glaucoma treatments for rabbits but sending lots of get well wishes for Weasley.

Your garden is looking wonderful. (post further above) We're enjoying warm soft winds here this weekend!

mberrios said...

I know it's an old post, but I just read it and found this online http://en.allexperts.com/q/Rabbits-703/2008/12/rabbit-glaucoma.htm

Hope it helps.