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BaileyCatts
03-29-2012, 08:07 AM
So sorry for you. :(

genevieve
03-29-2012, 08:36 AM
(((Cheylana & Trixie & companion bun)))

So sorry :( I went through the same doubts and second guessing when my dog died - she got a little sick and then went downhill very fast, and I stressed myself out a lot wondering how I could have done a dozen things differently and changed the outcome. The reality is that we are stewards for companions who cannot tell us exactly what they need and all we can do is our best.

I'm sure Trixie was very loved and my heart goes out to you and mr remaining bun :(

Ozzisk8tr
03-29-2012, 10:12 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. Heartbreaking does not start to describe it. Hugs to you. :(

Japanfan
03-29-2012, 10:56 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss, Cheylana
Last Friday I noticed she wasn't racing over to get a treat as she usually does, and it bothered me; I made a mental note to get her a vet checkup on Monday. Saturday night I realized she definitely had eaten nothing all day (it can be hard to tell since I have two buns), so I took her to the animal hospital on an emergency basis.


Don't beat yourself up about bringing her in on Friday night. Giving 24 hours to see if an unusual behaviour such as lack of appetite indicates a health problem that needs to be checked out is standard for humans as well as humans caring for animals.



I am beyond heartbroken. How does one heal a big gaping wound in one's heart?


With time. Having other animals to love helps as well - a lot.


And how does one stop replaying and second-guessing all t
he decisions made? I truly feel like an unfit bun-mom. If only I had noticed she wasn't eating a little sooner. Then I could have gotten her to the vet a little sooner and it might have made a difference.


My guess it is would not have made a difference - the kidney problems you describe would likely not have been treatable if you brought her in to the vet 24 hours earlier.

I did have a situation one when a mistake me and Mr. Japanfan made might have cost a cat her life. She stopped eating for a few days on one occasion and we did not know that this could cause serious liver problems. By the time we took her in to the vet it was too late, she died a few days later at home. We didn't beat ourselves up over it, because we honestly did not know that we should have done anything differently at the time. Live and learn. Although we did mourn her, she was my favourite cat ever.



Trixie was healthy, strong and not old. She deserved at least a few more years of frolicking around my apartment with my other bunny. They were a bonded pair and he's going to be totally lost without her.
:( :( :( :( :(

Can a bunny re-bond with another? If so, you and bunny both deserve a new companion.

FunnyBut
03-29-2012, 11:07 AM
I'm so sorry, Cheylana, but I think you did the very best you could. Trixie was a real cutie.

Cupid
03-29-2012, 12:20 PM
I'm so sorry for the loss of your bunny. I lost my dog very recently who was perfectly healthy acting until that fateful afternoon when she refused her lunch. I took her in immediately to the vet who ran a bunch of tests, gave her an antibiotic injection and sent her home with me, stating they couldnt tell what was wrong with her. They didn't warn me she was going to pass that night. I watched her pass away, it was very hard, she was panicky and in pain, I couldn't pick her up (80 pounds) and put her in my van to rush her to the pet emergency. When she quieted in the early morning hours, I thought she was feeling better and fell asleep, She fell asleep alright, forever. I thought, too, she had a few good years left on her.

You did everything you could have done. It is hard and you will mourn the loss for a very long time. Grieving process is so hard! You just have to take it day by day.

Gypsy
03-29-2012, 01:08 PM
I am so sorry for your loss.

Please don't second guess yourself. We lost our dog Lucky due to kidney failure, and we had been taking her to the vet. They gave her medication & fluids on Friday (they couldn't determine what exactly was happening) and we were going to bring her back Monday. That Friday night, she just laid down and was gone. When we talked to her regular vet that Monday, he was shocked she was gone. He said that with kidney failure it is hard to detect.

It is such a hard decision that you had to make and I remember when we made that decision for one of our hamsters, Elmer. He was having seizures and in such distress. It was heartbreaking.

Pets are family members and it is so hard to lose someone so special.

My heart goes out to you! I am sure you are a wonderful bun-Mom.

Rex
03-29-2012, 01:13 PM
(((((((((Cheylana)))))))))) I am so sorry to hear this.

CynicElle
03-29-2012, 01:21 PM
(((Cheylana))) Please be kind to yourself. I'm so sorry about your loss.

Ice Queen
03-29-2012, 03:03 PM
Cheylana, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know, that you did everything you could to help Trixie.

Cheylana
03-29-2012, 03:14 PM
Thank you for your kind thoughts. My hearts go out to all of you who have lost furbabies too. It's just such a sucker punch to the stomach, especially when it wasn't expected. People always think it's "just a pet," but I don't have kids; my bunnies are my kids. I feel like I lost my kid.

Japanfan, bunnies definitely can re-bond. Trixie is actually my other bun Axel's second companion; his first companion died very young in a fluke accident, and he was so depressed and unwilling to eat that we rushed out and adopted Trixie, and the two buns quickly bonded. It's unbearable to think of replacing her so soon, but I might have to. Axel sat in his litter box all alone last night, and he just looked so pitiful. :fragile:

Andrushka
03-29-2012, 03:21 PM
Sorry for your loss :( I used to have bunnies when I was a kid.

DFJ
03-29-2012, 03:56 PM
So sorry. I know how it is to lose pets - so much a part of the family. :(

Rob
03-29-2012, 04:06 PM
Cheylana, I am so sorry, please don't beat yourself up. You did everything you could. In the end, our lives are so much better with our little furry family members than without them. The result is that we will all have to be heartbroken from time to time because they just don't live long enough. The best thing you can do is take your time to grieve and then look for your next fur baby.

PDilemma
03-29-2012, 04:10 PM
From our bunny house, to yours, every sympathy in the world.

You did everything you should have. Bunnies are just so good at hiding their symptoms; it is not at all your fault.

Hugs.