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Friday, April 2, 2010

More Rabbit Drama and a Sponsor GiveAway at 'Gotta Lot To Give'...

Cross out all that planned stuff and relaxation from the previous post because there's more stress and worry happening here at the Peterson-Saile Warren! Late Thursday Roo suddenly became ill, curled up in a ball in an unusual corner and suddenly refused to eat a single thing. It took us a few hours to pinpoint the problem as Tummy Sludge. We've been through this with Roo before, just not such a severe case. It's partly his fault because he doesn't drink enough water, it's partly our fault because we were giving him too much greens high in calcium and it's partly no ones' fault because from the get go his little system just never seemed to process calcium quite right. We've been up over 24 hours, again...every 30 minutes we're force feeding him water, massaging his tummy and laying him on his back to help dislodge the sludge. At first his pee was coming out as a fine dust, much like baking soda, poor thing. It's very scary and alarming but the constant hydration and other tlc seems to have dislodged most of it and now we're seeing some clear pee coming out without him straining so much...we'll keep doing the same as we've been doing and now we're just hoping he'll start to eat again....how much stress can my little heart take, I don't know!
BUT for some good news....if your interested in a chance to win a free print of mine (the one shown above), please head on over to Melissa's cool blog called "Gotta Lot To Give". I am sponsoring a giveaway with her and there are multiple ways you can have your name entered to win. She hosts a blog that gives things away almost daily and there have been some lovely things up for grabs...I am happy to be included in her oodles of goodies and really thank her for her kind words...let's hope lots of people enter their name, the giveaway is on from today and for the next 10 days...
and let's hope Roo is okay very soon....send us some good energy pretty please. I don't know when I'll post next, most likely only when Roo's better.

6 comments:

Dogwood said...

I hope Roo gets better real soon. Oh my...your sweet bunnies have had a hard time this year. I will be looking for a "healthy report" on Roo is the near future!

Get some rest and take care.

Hugs...

Lavender Rabbit said...

Oh no! Lots of healing vibes to little Roo! Sludge is no fun. Good luck with the giveaway - I Love that picture :)

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Oh no I'm sorry - what a time you are having with your buns.

I hope Roo is on the up?

Sending him hugs...

Charlotte
x

ps I always think, when I read things like this, how lucky some buns are to have humans who notice and know. Imagine if he were tucked away in a hutch somewhere... shudder. He is lucky to be your bunny.
x

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oh Mandy...I'm sending lots of good energy your way for little Roo. Poor baby! I had to stop feeding Razzy parsley for the same reason. Such delicate little creatures we love.
Thinking of you. By the way, this print is truly stunning! So much talent you have.
Hugs and friends,
shell

The Bunns said...

We are helping and sending good thoughts Roo and friends...

Chico gets that too .. it was such a relief to see him get better.

Jonathan said...

I think my system is getting used to the all-nighter +. 24 or more hours awake is easier then it used to be.