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Lots of 2-foots have been following Una's illness and not just our bunny community but also followers in Canada, USA, New Zealand, Scandinavia and a few other countries and they're all asking how she is. Thank you all for your interest in my daughter. I didn't know so many 2-foots around the world read my journal!

For those unfamiliar with her story, here's a link to her early days and the following entries outline her early fight for life... http://furrymob.livejournal.com/16039.html

Here's a link to her first experience of this illness when I very nearly lost both her and Inga. The story of their second fight for life starts here: http://furrymob.livejournal.com/59111.html

I think her and Inga's earlier experiences will show why my girls are so special to me.

Although both of my girls made a good recovery, Una has always been smaller and more delicate. She's also by far the prettiest, loves to pose for the camera hence her career as a bunny supermodel.

Today she's brighter and I think she's feeling better but her diarrhoea is still a major problem. She nibbled at some mix last night then some dried dandelion in the night but relies on mum for syringe-feeding and subcutaneous rehydration. This morning mum went hunter-gathering to try to find something to tempt her - blackberry leaves, lavender, soft grass, coarse grass, dandelions and dandelion leaves... Mum would prefer to her to eat hay, dry pellets, mix or herbs but she won't so there's not a lot mum can do about this other than to keep syringing her in the hope that soon she might want to eat by herself. Some of the treats mum found were well-received and Una enjoyed tucking into the fresh dandelions and a few leaves. She looked in disgust at the nettles but tried a blackberry leaf before deciding she didn't like it.

She looks better in the pics than she really is but there is some progress. Her emaciated body is now in better shape and the diarrhoea is reducing but mum fears that while the wet green diet will give her some much-needed fluid, it may trigger more diarrhoea but at this stage, there's not really much to lose. There is also a strong risk that her illness will have caused damage to her intestines making it impossible for her to absorb nutrients from her diet giving a poor prognosis.

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Una's not drinking but relying on syringe-feeds for fluid but is now resisting these so increasing amounts are being given subcutaneously to compensate and keep her well-hydrated.

Some of my Una's supplies:
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Here's a video of one hydration session giving 20 and 15ml, followed by a nose-rub:

Comments

( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
aintesduck
Feb. 29th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
That's a tough little bun.
furrymob
Feb. 29th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
ime kwyte delly-cat rearly!

una xxx
bella_greta
Feb. 29th, 2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, poor Aunty Una - keep fighting, and make sure you get plenty of nose rubs too !

Still sending lots of vibes & love & snuggles,

Bella & Greta xx
furrymob
Feb. 29th, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
i am triying!

anty una xxx
dodgecitykitty
Feb. 29th, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
Poor Una. She is so game! Love to her.
furrymob
Feb. 29th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
i triy, anty

una xxx
dodgecitykitty
Mar. 2nd, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
Well, you're doing a magnificent job!
(Anonymous)
Mar. 3rd, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
There you are!
Hi Una I didn't know you had this journal and I had been worrying about you. Now I can read all about you, see how you're doing and stay in touch. Despite your illnesses you are a very beautiful bunny, and your delicate, ladylike nature shines out but you must try and eat what your two foot suggests...they only give you it cos they love you!
furrymob
Mar. 3rd, 2012 11:55 am (UTC)
Re: There you are!
fanks. i am feeling a littul bit betta now. getting weeded to my boogey helped.

mrs una bunny xxxx
(Anonymous)
Mar. 4th, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
Re: There you are! From Warrendoe
It's me Warrendoe from Youtube , not a-nonny-mouse....I just didn't have time to go the longway round on my iPad to get into your journal.
But I'm glad you are feeling a little better, it's not nice being poorly all the time but you
Have the best ever two foot Mummy...she is so good at EVERYTHING to do with
Bunnies, she has to be having so many.
I will keep on sending you love and healing?...let's hope you can surprise us and go
on for a long time yet. Nose rubs and ear tugs . If I lived nearer I'd bring you a
Bunch of carrots with tops on, and some banana. Love you lots you're a special
bunny. Lorna
furrymob
Mar. 4th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
Re: There you are! From Warrendoe
carrot tops and nana sownds nisse, anty lorna.

i am a bit betta but ive had tummie aicke today. i hope i feel betta soon.

i got married this week, anty!!

una xxxxx
(Anonymous)
Mar. 6th, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: From Anty Lorna
How's my sweetie pie Una today? I'm not surprised you are a supermodel because you are so beautiful. I had a dwarf lop just like you called Pips. When I got him he was so tiny he could sit in one hand. He never got very big but he was just your gorgeous honey colour. Twice,he had episodes of "floppy rabbit syndrome" where he completely lost the use of his hind quarters, wouldn't eat or anything and the Vet gave up, had no idea apart from putting him on I.V fluids in hospital...he was just lying there giving up. I got the Vet to take him off the drip 6 o'clock one Fri night, and brought him home. Then I sat with him 24/7 for 2days, syringing, feeding titbits of parsley, greens fruit....anything he could eat.late Sunday evening he started wiggling his toes and by Tues he was ok.
Sadly he went in to have teeth dine and a VET discovered he had a big tumour on his jaw, which was on the point of fracturing. She stopped the surgery and called me and I drove to the Vets, and spent some time kissing and cuddling him and saying goodbye, and he was drowsy but knew his Mummy was there, before we let him go to sleep forever and fly to the Rainbow Bridge to be with his bunny friends Roger and Mouse.

So when I see you Una you remind me of the gentlest sweetest little lop ever, and I know why you have a special place in Mummies heart.
I'm hoping your managing to fight on, many ear tweaks and nose rubs Anty Lorna
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