So sorry that I have been slack this week but my poor little Archibald has been very sick. I woke on Friday morning and began cleaning their room which is usually met with Archie bolting away from the vaccuum but he just sat in the corner. . . very still. I then fed them their breakast which we have named ‘bunny crack’ because they run around my feet like junkies looking for their fix (Flatpac once bit me on the bum because I was in her way!). Archie still just sat there while Flatpac commenced flipping the bowl over and bouncing it onto the tiles.
I picked Archie up and he was cold. He was limp and had no fight in him. Rabbits don’t like being picked up and Archie didn’t even flinch. I placed him onto the bed and felt around his tummy to try and work out what the problem was. . . again he didn’t seem fussed. Well that was it, we were vet bound. Flatpac in tow of course. All I could remember was Porsche telling me how important moral support can be. I then wrote a note saying ‘Flatpac and Archie are a bonded pair, Please do NOT separate’ because the second thing I remembered was that they can become unbonded if separated.
Archie was diagnosed with GI Stasis or a partial blockage which is very dangerous in rabbits and progress very quickly and lead to death. I was terrified. He looked up at me with the sad eyes and I desperately wished that he could tell me what was wrong and what he was feeling. Pain killers, antibiotics, force feeding, 36 hours away from home and a bunch of kale later, my baby boy was home and I have been watching him like a mother hawk ever since.
After waking up every hour last night to check on Archie, I feel like a zombie so you will have to excuse my spelling and grammar. More delicious food to come, I’ve got some special things for you guys.
Lots of love,
Crazy Bunneh Mama x x