We took Neelix into the vet's office first thing this morning. I hardly slept a wink all night, and when I did, I dreamed about Neelix being sick. I checked on him at 6 a.m. and he was still sitting in one spot. He was pooping and peeing, but right where he was laying. My poor stinky little bunny.
I held him in a box, with his blanket, on my lap while Terry drove. Neelix put his front paws on my chest while I petted and snuggled him for the 20 minute drive. It was really hard to leave him there, but I felt a little easier that they would know what to do for him.
The vet called me just before noon. His lungs, heart & temperature were fine and he didn't appear to have a blockage. He does, however, have a snotty nose, which started about a week ago. Neelix had a runny nose and sneezing when I first bought him. I took him to the vet at that time and she warned me that it may be an occurring problem. I was already pretty attached to him, so I decided to take my chances and keep him. I still don't regret that decision. I love my big, fluffy bunny.
So, the doctor figures he has a sinus infection. He is also a little thin, due to his loss of appetite. She gave him some IV fluids and an antibiotic shot.
We picked up Neelix this afternoon and he is doing much better already. He ate two baby carrots at the vet's and drank some water. We have more antibiotics to give to him over the next five days.
On the ride home he was much more alert than he was this morning. As soon as I put him in his cage he went for his hay and started mawing down. That sight sure did this bunny mama's heart good, let me tell you. I am thinking of making some muffins or something to help put some weight back on him.
Boy, what a scare. I feel like I can finally breathe now.