Earlier in the year Bunbun had shown some tenderness on his brow bone while he was getting his daily face lovin'. After examination by the lovely Dr. Agius, it turned out that there was a tumour (ocular melanoma) in his eye. It did not make the eye bulge out but was more like a curtain coming down from the top corner of his eye. A cataract then developed which was like a shiny gold coin had been placed in the back of his eye. It was quite the thing to see. We were on dutiful bunny eye watch daily for changes, administering Metacam for any possible pain that Bun was experiencing.
We noticed against that shiny gold in the back of Bunbun's eye that a tiny blood vessel had broken, so off to the vet's office for an opinion. Dr. Cameron had a look at Bun's eye & had the paperwork sent nearly before we had left the office to see the Bunny Opthamologist the very next day! At that point we thought we'd try some drops before going to surgery. After 2 weeks, the eye bleed did not improve despite giving Pred Mild drops to try and reduce the pressure in the blood vessels.
So, it was time to freak out a little & make the decision to remove the eye. Upon returning back from holidays, Dr. Klys didn't think twice about doing the surgery that morning after finding us waiting in the office. We appreciated it more than you can imagine. Dr. Klys made us comfortable & even happy to have the surgery after many tears & much worry.
The wonderful Dr. Klys who loves bunnies as much as I do!
4 days later Sir Bunbun is doing great. Healing, napping, munching & getting lots of love. He is a trooper & no doubt has more adventure ahead of him!
These are the tools of any good bunny recovery!
Kale, carrots & tops, banana, pb & toast, some canned pumpkin & Oxbow Critical Care recovery food for Herbivores.
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Happy New Year!