Sneezing (thymoma found as cause)

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So, the ultrasound happened today :(
It is almost certain that it is cancer. They took a "sample" of it to identify what kind of cancer is it.
The "nose sample" they took came back as "negative" it is quite certain that the sneezing and the runny eye is due to this cancer and not because of an infection.
Also her partner Bunny is 100% percent without any infection signs. (no sneezing, no runny eye etc)
Will post the result of the cancer sample. approx in 1 week.
 

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So, the ultrasound happened today :(
It is almost certain that it is cancer. They took a "sample" of it to identify what kind of cancer is it.
The "nose sample" they took came back as "negative" it is quite certain that the sneezing and the runny eye is due to this cancer and not because of an infection.
Also her partner Bunny is 100% percent without any infection signs. (no sneezing, no runny eye etc)
Will post the result of the cancer sample. approx in 1 week.
I hope for the best for your bunny. One of older buns has a big lump and is getting an ultrasound, also, and I am very worried about cancer. Plus she was probably never spayed by the rescue 5 years ago, it turns out, a double whammy for my bunny.
 

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I hope for the best for your bunny. One of older buns has a big lump and is getting an ultrasound, also, and I am very worried about cancer. Plus she was probably never spayed by the rescue 5 years ago, it turns out, a double whammy for my bunny.
Thanks.
Is your Bunny a female one?
Let me know how the ultrasound turns out. Fingers crossed!
 

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I'm so sorry for your bun 😢
 

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It is Thymoma. Size is approx like a pingpong ball. Surgery is not an option.
There is a steroid pill which can help decrease/keep the size at bay.

The blood test is okay otherwise.
Also I had my other Bunny's blood sampled as well, he is ok as well.

If someone is interested I can show the blood results in detail.

:( :(
 

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Anyone has experience with these steroid type of drugs for thymoma? (I yet to know the exact name of the drug, sorry)
 

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I had a rabbit that had a suspected thymoma, but by the time the cause of his health issues was found, there wasn't a whole lot that could be done. The vet prescribed steroids, but I can't remember what drug it was exactly, just that it was in predrawn syringes for me to give. And he ended up passing not too long after that was started.

But there's info here in these links, about treatments, the steroids used, and other owner experiences, if you want to look through them.


Medirabbit: neoplastic diseases in rabbits

I've edited your thread title to include the diagnosis, so that anyone that might have experience to share, will know the cause of your rabbits sneezing is due to the thymoma.
 

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I had a rabbit that had a suspected thymoma, but by the time the cause of his health issues was found, there wasn't a whole lot that could be done. The vet prescribed steroids, but I can't remember what drug it was exactly, just that it was in predrawn syringes for me to give. And he ended up passing not too long after that was started.

But there's info here in these links, about treatments, the steroids used, and other owner experiences, if you want to look through them.


Medirabbit: neoplastic diseases in rabbits

I've edited your thread title to include the diagnosis, so that anyone that might have experience to share, will know the cause of your rabbits sneezing is due to the thymoma.
Thanks for all the info!

I've been thinking about this:
The vet told me that surgey is not an option since blabla (long story short:animal would probably die during the operation)
How about telling the vet to perform a surgey when there is nothing else to do? Like the animal is in distress and the only option is euthanasia. Would it be better to try a "last resort surgery"? Or is this a totally dumb idea?
 

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