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Hello ! I have 5 rabbits well now 4 , one of them died today. It was such a tragic and sad moment. I cried so much but i want to know what happened so that i can prevent it with my other rabbits. She was almost 6 months old and she was spayed along with 3 others on wednesday. On wednesday she was tired which is normal but the next day she started feeling better i could not look after her that much since 2 others were not eating and i had to give all my attention to the 2 others (btw the 2 others are better now)On friday she was feeling good again and on saturday it felt like she was returned back to herself she was happy and jumping even if i know she isn't suppose to jump. But then she stayed at the same place all the night till the morning she didn't want to eat in the morning. Her body felt very limpy and she had almost no reaction even when i picked her up. I gave her the antibiotics the doctor gave me after the spay because i thought maybe she had not drink her water with the antibiotics and then i took her to the vet. The vet said she was doing fine she was just tired because of the spay and so he gave her 2 injection which one of them is suppose to make her feel stronger. In the afternoon i fed her using syringe and her body felt so tired and limpy i was really scared. I wrapped her in a blanket and put her on my bed and after some time she started making some strange mouvements and sounds i tried calming her but the movement continued she gasps for air and then she died in my arms. She was still doing some very very faint movements with her paws so i thought i had still time but when i came to the vet he told me she was already dead. He explained it was because of medication overdose. I started blaming myself and cried for so long. But one thing doesn't put up she was already feeling tired and limpy before i gave her the medication so what happened ?
One thing i know is that she was smaller than the others. She was not growing as much as her sisters and even before she was more fragile and if it was the spay the cause of her death why was she feeling good the few days before her death. I'm still very sad and it feels like a hole in my heart. I want to cry when i think about her but i know i must now be strong to take good care of the other rabbits.
 

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Sorry for your lost, you did everything you could. So don’t blame yourself.

Did your vet do test that showed it was medication overdose or did your vet just say it. Sometimes vets say something that aren’t true because they don’t want to say they miss diagnosed or did something wrong. I know of a few owners that have been through that.
 

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Thank you so much for your concern.
He said that when she was cold in the morning he felt something was wrong but didn't want to say it to stress me and so he asked me if they drank medication and how they drank the medication but he didn't do real tests.
In the afternoon he looked at her and wanted to talk only to my mom and then he explained it to her. But is it possible to know if it's medication overdose just by looking at a rabbit and touching it ? :(
I wish i could turned time back and never spay her maybe she could have lived longer. My mom says that she was already weaker than the others even before the spay.
 

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Sorry that happened..... 😞😢
I'll be thinking of you. ❤
 

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Thank you so much for your concern.
He said that when she was cold in the morning he felt something was wrong but didn't want to say it to stress me and so he asked me if they drank medication and how they drank the medication but he didn't do real tests.
In the afternoon he looked at her and wanted to talk only to my mom and then he explained it to her. But is it possible to know if it's medication overdose just by looking at a rabbit and touching it ? :(
I wish i could turned time back and never spay her maybe she could have lived longer. My mom says that she was already weaker than the others even before the spay.
To be sure for overdose of medication you need to do a blood test or urine test. So you can’t know without doing any of those test, you need to check the concentration of the medication. If the vet knew something was wrong they should have kept the bunny for the night and try to make your bunny eat and not send it home without doing further test to be sure what the problem was.

But don’t blame yourself, myself have one bunny that was a bit weaker than his sibblings but still managed to be neutered and survived a GI stasis.

It’s never easy to lose a bunny but everyone here on the forum will help and support. If you want to find a bit of comfort and help 💕
 

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To be sure for overdose of medication you need to do a blood test or urine test. So you can’t know without doing any of those test, you need to check the concentration of the medication. If the vet knew something was wrong they should have kept the bunny for the night and try to make your bunny eat and not send it home without doing further test to be sure what the problem was.

But don’t blame yourself, myself have one bunny that was a bit weaker than his sibblings but still managed to be neutered and survived a GI stasis.

It’s never easy to lose a bunny but everyone here on the forum will help and support. If you want to find a bit of comfort and help 💕
Thank you so much ! ❤
And me who thought the vet was a really good one and trusted him
 

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Hello ! I have 5 rabbits well now 4 , one of them died today. It was such a tragic and sad moment. I cried so much but i want to know what happened so that i can prevent it with my other rabbits. She was almost 6 months old and she was spayed along with 3 others on wednesday. On wednesday she was tired which is normal but the next day she started feeling better i could not look after her that much since 2 others were not eating and i had to give all my attention to the 2 others (btw the 2 others are better now)On friday she was feeling good again and on saturday it felt like she was returned back to herself she was happy and jumping even if i know she isn't suppose to jump. But then she stayed at the same place all the night till the morning she didn't want to eat in the morning. Her body felt very limpy and she had almost no reaction even when i picked her up. I gave her the antibiotics the doctor gave me after the spay because i thought maybe she had not drink her water with the antibiotics and then i took her to the vet. The vet said she was doing fine she was just tired because of the spay and so he gave her 2 injection which one of them is suppose to make her feel stronger. In the afternoon i fed her using syringe and her body felt so tired and limpy i was really scared. I wrapped her in a blanket and put her on my bed and after some time she started making some strange mouvements and sounds i tried calming her but the movement continued she gasps for air and then she died in my arms. She was still doing some very very faint movements with her paws so i thought i had still time but when i came to the vet he told me she was already dead. He explained it was because of medication overdose. I started blaming myself and cried for so long. But one thing doesn't put up she was already feeling tired and limpy before i gave her the medication so what happened ?
One thing i know is that she was smaller than the others. She was not growing as much as her sisters and even before she was more fragile and if it was the spay the cause of her death why was she feeling good the few days before her death. I'm still very sad and it feels like a hole in my heart. I want to cry when i think about her but i know i must now be strong to take good care of the other rabbits.
So sorry you lost a bunny . I recently lost a bunny about same age as yours.shadow died in my arms I was so heartbroken.😢 But I know that is a part of having animals not that we will not hurt inside each time it happens. I believe that one day all our animals will be with us again.🙏
 

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So sorry you lost a bunny . I recently lost a bunny about same age as yours.shadow died in my arms I was so heartbroken.😢 But I know that is a part of having animals not that we will not hurt inside each time it happens. I believe that one day all our animals will be with us again.🙏
I'm so sorry for yours too 😭. It's really hard to move on and i still think of her everynight but we must stay strong 💪💖 I really want to see them again when time will come ❤
 

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I’m so sorry to hear you lost your bunny. You did your best so please don’t blame yourself. R.I.P small bunny🌸
 
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