Can't figure out what's wrong with my bun

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  1. Dec 15, 2019 #1

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    Hi I'm new here. I hope someone has some insight to offer for my bun because I cant see a specialist for weeks.

    My 11 year old dwarf's first symptom was very sudden cloudy eyes that turned to a cloudy eye with a white line( we think uveitis) and now the white bands are spread throughout the eye. The vet started us on an NSAID while we wait for an appt with a vet ophthalmologist a few more weeks away. Because it is continuing to get worse the vet started us on Pancur thinking it could possibly be E. cuniculi. When I got home from the appt, for the first time I noticed a constant "muscle spasm" happening on his back right above his tail. Its not the normal happy muscle twitch that some see in their rabbits when they are happy about the food they are eating. Its a constant twitch even when he has no food.

    Other than that though he is still eating, drinking, pooping and even binkying.

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    Hi !
    If he Stops eating or drinking , try syringe feeding water , do you have any vets nearby???
     
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    Please be very careful when syringing anything to your bunny. They don’t like it and can cause pneumonia or choking if you do it wrong. It sounds like the last thing your bun needs is pneumonia
     
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    Sorry for saying anything if i wasn't sure . :(
     
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    He is still eating and drinking and seems normal otherwise. He thinks he's fine, but I see something is wrong.
     
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    So no vets nearby in case you need to get him there??
     
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    He is seeing a vet now. And is waiting to see a specialist.
     
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    Oh , sorry.
     
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    Nobody has experienced this?? I'm starting him on panacur today incase it is E. cuniculi.
     
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    I’m not an expert, but it kinda sounds like cataracts. This youtuber talks about the e. cuniculi cataracts a little bit. I’m just kinda hoping this can at least give you some idea of what to expect and maybe rule something out.
     
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    One of my rabbits had e cuniculi she had head tilt , eyes rolling and she would spin . Got worse over time and had to be pts. Good luck with ur bunny
     
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    He has no neurological signs and seems to function just fine besides that small muscle spasm on his back, but that seems to come and go now instead of being constant.

    Thanks

    I'll post once I go to the specialist in case anyone else comes across this.
     
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    I think one of my rabbits i gave away died of that!
    I hope your bunnie is okay!!!
     
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    She had a seizure and died :( :(:(:(
     
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    Please keep me updated! I hope you find out what is going on and that the specialist is helpful. I’ve never heard of this type of situation happening in a rabbit. I hope they recover!
     
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    Well we went to the specialist, turns out its not e.cuniculi so we stopped treatment for that (thank god). Its just a very very fast onset cataract, it became noticeable overnight. If anyone has any questions about cataracts or living with blind bunnies let me know. I've spoken with 3 vets and researched the topic to death. So now the only thing to do is monitor for glaucoma and spoil and love him.
     
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    I’m glad you found answers at the specialist. Thanks for the update. I hope things go well with you and your bunny! Thank you for not giving up on them, despite their condition they can live a good life.
     
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    I'm sorry i have no experience with blind bunnies , only blind guinea pigs .
    But luckily you found out !
     

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