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Aspen and Misty
03-12-2007, 09:28 PM
Julian, my 5 year old Holland Lop started having very small poops, stopped eating and seemed to have lost a lot of weight on Saturday. I have very little money right now between my sisters wedding (Iím the maid of honor) and going to Alaska so I just kept an extremely close eye on him over the weekend and made him an appointment with my vet for today at 3:30. When they weighed him he only weighed 4 and a half pounds, his normal weight is about 5 and a half pounds. They did x-rays (He was such a good boy for these to, they didn't even have to use anesthesia or anything, he just laid there!) and a fecal test and it was exactly what I thought it was, all that Holland Lop hair had finally got tangled in his intestine and he was blocked. (Remember when Jaxom, my other rabbit went through this last year because of some carpet??)

The vet said as long as we can get his intestine moving it seems like my little man will be ok. He has to take 3 different meds 3 times a day and I have to force feed him twice daily until I notice he is eating on his own again. I am so relived and thankful that he will be fine. But I have to ask, can you all keep him in your prayers and thoughts. This is a hard, painful, streffull thing for a bunny to go through, but Julian took it all in stride. I cried all day over what would happen tonight at the vets, the thought of not having him in my life scares me to death. I know he is getting older but I just hope that he will stay with me forever.

Here are a few old, but good pics of my baby.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid158/p69f7b014d523e488c9b231d2f89319a3/f51cdde4.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid158/pfb6c6fe1eb019e1a1ea518b5e44ec6e8/f51cdddd.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid158/p98154f74f552bb93d8719262d56f7432/f51cddd7.jpg

Ashley

Zippy
03-12-2007, 11:02 PM
Poor Julian. :( I will keep Julian and you in my prayers

sweetpatata6
03-13-2007, 07:42 AM
Julian, I hope you get better soon!!! Aspen and Misty, you did(and are doing) a good job of taking care of him!!

Chilli
03-13-2007, 09:44 AM
I've always thought Julian was a very stunning boy! Positive thoughts headed your way for him to have a quick and easy recovery. =]

buttercup132
03-13-2007, 01:59 PM
Poor boy, but a very good boy! Get better soon.

Kalei
03-13-2007, 09:00 PM
Poor Julian:( I am so glad that you were able to get him to the vets. And now Julian is in the healing process. I will definately keep Julian in my prayers that he will get much better soon:)

Aspen and Misty
03-16-2007, 02:39 PM
Julian is slowly getting better. Last night he had extremly runny stool and had it all over him. He was miserable. So I gave him a little bath and got him all dry. He is still not feeling 100% today as his stool is still a little runny, but not even half as bad as yesterday. He is eating and pooping (thank goodness!) which makes me feel so much better. I love my little man so much and he is so good about takeing all his meds and everything! He is just a little trooper.

Thanks for the prayers and thoughts everyone, they mean a lot to me and Julian.

Ashley

Karen
03-16-2007, 02:56 PM
Poor Julian, tummy troubles are just no fun for anybun! He'll be in our prayers.

Suki Wingy
03-16-2007, 04:22 PM
I'll keep him in my thoughts :(