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I had a normal morning until i saw my email. Curious, i called the vet hospital to ask about the sudden bill.
I also called dad and got hold of him after a while.
Sunday morning, the 4th of this november, Dad had taken Storm to the (emergency) vet for lack of appetite, hard belly and small poops after gas drops didn't help. Kudos to my parents for recognizing a serious health issue with Storm. Not-so-much for not taking Iris along to help her hubby in recovering. I later got an explanation that if Iris were tagging along, we would've had another 150 to pay for her also staying overnight.
He stayed two nights, having made a full recovery by the second evening. Parents headed out to bring our then-healthy boy back home to his girl.
Shock hit us all when the vet had proclaimed: Storm's heart failed him even after attempts of resuscitation and he has thus passed away.
''It must be a sick joke, right? Please tell me it is!'' I asked dad when he'd finished calmly explaining how Storm had made the recovery, only to, with strained voice, follow with Storm having mysteriously died the morning he was supposed to return to his wife.
I couldn't even say goodbye to him like i could for the other two boys who left me before.
I am also worried about how Iris will handle the loss of her husband. She stuck to him like glue, quite often literally joined at the hip. I think she knows that he isn't coming back. Mum said that she's switching between slouching in the spot Storm hunched in before going to the vet, and absolutely gluing herself to my parents. It will be a few more weeks before i can see her again. I'll never be able to see Storm alive though. Heck, I'm regretting my life choices right now. Should've stayed home more.
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I'm so sorry! What a complete shock for you! It's just so unexpected and saddening to hear this 😥

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I am very sorry for yours and Iris' hearts. It won't be easy for either of you.
But in time it will be ok.

Just keep an eye in your girl for depression which can bring on not eating and another bet visit.

Do not be hard on yourself with shoulda coulda's they don't help.

Just know your Storm is no longer in pain and will be waiting for you and his widowed wife on the other side.
 

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Well, the vet did call me like i was told she would.
She guided me through the basic effects of the medications and what they were for. Apparently rabbits can also get nauseous and refuse food because of it.
She also explained what happened monday/tuesday night.
Storm had, in fact, been healthy enough on monday evening to come home-he was eating, drinking, pooping as usual and had regained his 'sparkle of life', the will to live on and go home.
Tuesday night at around two when the vet was doing her nightly round, she noticed that Storm's breathing was oddly shallow. Deciding to look into it, they took a chest xray which revealed that his torso had accumulated a mass of free fluid which was suppressing his lung capacity. They begun preparing to drain the fluids, but Storm's heartbeats started growing faint, so they switched to resuscitation instead.
Sadly it was too late.
At least i'll have peace of mind knowing that there weren't any signs of overdosing, the vet tried her best with what she could, and that they didn't just find Storm dead in the morning.
At least he had a good life with us, however short it was.
 

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I managed to come to terms with the situation, for the most part.
It still very much hurts to think about it, but it seems that the sudden bleeding hole in my heart, that Storm rightfully tore off for himself when i learned of his death, has scabbed up rather fast compared to the two boys' scars before.

I managed to clear my mind with clearing the snow, and felt recovered enough to write a simple paragraph. It goes as follows, typing errors fixed:

It seems that although i still can't seem to fully accept that my beloved boy is dead forever, i've, at the very least, made peace with the circumstances of his passing, now armed with the knowledge that both my parents and the vets did their absolute best in an attempt to keep Storm from dying.
Even though he might've been with us for only about two and a half years, he lived happily with us all that time. And he loved us just as much as we loved him. And that's really all that i could selflessly ask for- a happy, healthy life for all of my rabbits, regardless of how little or long they live.
 

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I'm so sorry :(

There's something about how they are teaching us to cope with losses, with that part of life we don't get prepared much for. i have a very similiar pet cemetary under a walnut tree.
 
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I'm so sorry for your loss and hurt. We've had a couple that were fine in the morning with never a problem, and then when I went to feed them in the afternoon, they were gone. It still feels like my heart is bruised, but I can still pull memories of all the good and joyous times we had. Blessed be.
 

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Oh Catlyn, I'm so sorry to see that you have recently lost a dear bun too... Sending lots of love and hugs to you, Iris, and your folks. ❤️
 

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It's been a month already, my sir. I still weep at random for my heart continues to ache for you.
You came to me one night. You just stared at me with those magnificent space eyes, those that you showed only in utmost peace and content. You purred and just loafed for me, then flopped.
I saw Lümi right next to you, kissing your ear as you slept. The little white prince was buddying up to you like in the good days of the past, when you were both alive. So i know that you're just fine with your prince on the other side.
Your queen has also stopped mourning, it seems. She no longer fusses so much and has redirected her attention to us. After you went, for the first time, she's started giving me kisses and purposefully finding us for pets. Her favourite spot is the groove in the couch in which you two laid side by side. How i'd like to see it again, even once.
But you have Lümi with you, and we have Iris.
 

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I had a normal morning until i saw my email. Curious, i called the vet hospital to ask about the sudden bill.
I also called dad and got hold of him after a while.
Sunday morning, the 4th of this november, Dad had taken Storm to the (emergency) vet for lack of appetite, hard belly and small poops after gas drops didn't help. Kudos to my parents for recognizing a serious health issue with Storm. Not-so-much for not taking Iris along to help her hubby in recovering. I later got an explanation that if Iris were tagging along, we would've had another 150 to pay for her also staying overnight.
He stayed two nights, having made a full recovery by the second evening. Parents headed out to bring our then-healthy boy back home to his girl.
Shock hit us all when the vet had proclaimed: Storm's heart failed him even after attempts of resuscitation and he has thus passed away.
''It must be a sick joke, right? Please tell me it is!'' I asked dad when he'd finished calmly explaining how Storm had made the recovery, only to, with strained voice, follow with Storm having mysteriously died the morning he was supposed to return to his wife.
I couldn't even say goodbye to him like i could for the other two boys who left me before.
I am also worried about how Iris will handle the loss of her husband. She stuck to him like glue, quite often literally joined at the hip. I think she knows that he isn't coming back. Mum said that she's switching between slouching in the spot Storm hunched in before going to the vet, and absolutely gluing herself to my parents. It will be a few more weeks before i can see her again. I'll never be able to see Storm alive though. Heck, I'm regretting my life choices right now. Should've stayed home more.
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Soo deeply sorry to hear about your sudden loss of Storm and so nice of your dad to bury him. RIP Storm, May you blink away hoppity in bunny heaven . 🤎😌

Lovely to see pics of them together… beautiful memories.

How is Storm’s wifey doing?

Will you get another bunny to keep her company???
 

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Soo deeply sorry to hear about your sudden loss of Storm and so nice of your dad to bury him. RIP Storm, May you blink away hoppity in bunny heaven . 🤎😌

Lovely to see pics of them together… beautiful memories.

How is Storm’s wifey doing?

Will you get another bunny to keep her company???
Thanks.

Iris is doing good, from what we can tell.
She has adapted and comes to get attention from us, and she always gets it when she wants to.
She has also shared her attention with us-something that only Storm could get were her kisses, but now she gives me kisses quite often. Even dad gets her kisses whether he wants it or not! (Found out that dad isn't really fond of being kissed by a rabbit)

For the near future, Iris will remain a single rabbit. Until i can move out and get a permanent place to call my own, i can't give her everything she needs, what i want. Even then, finding her a new partner will be a challenge. As is, as long as she's still her usual self and actively seeking our attention, she'll be a single bun.
 

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