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Hello. I am new to BYC and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Angela. I live in NJ and run a Bunny Rescue. I currently have about 70 fur babies. I started rescuing about 2 yrs ago and I can't seem to ever turn a bun in need away. It it currently super expensive to take every sick bun to the vet so I have learned everything from bottle feeding an overwhelmed new mothers babies with a alarmingly high success rate to lancing a bacterial abscess. I like to think I know a lot about bunnies but I have been proven wrong so many times. ūüė™ But I do my very best. I actually joined to ask a question and please don't get mad or upset if I am doing something wrong because I'm here to learn what is the best for my babies. So currently I have my one Pertacus (Pert) who has a tiny tiny scratch on his nose. It became super infected and his whole face is swollen with an abscess on the left side of his chin. It's not an abscess with pus just inflammation. He is still eating but very lethargic and it's quite scary. I have been giving him Tramadol for the inflammation ( the vet said it was safe) I have also been giving him fresh garlic and making him grewl. I have cephalexin capsules at 500 mg. I opened it up and measured out 15 mg and gave it in injection under his skin. Today he is walking around more but really looks like crap. So can anyone please tell me that I can definitely mix the powder with purified water and give it that way? I read yes but I can't find a definitive answer. Yesterday it was to the point of trying or him dying anyway. He is my guy and I can not give up. Also any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. I'm excited to be apart of the BYC family
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! I'm afraid I don't have any experience with bunnies but I'm sure if you pop by the other pets and livestock section members there may be able to help you. Here is the link ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/22/other-pets-amp-livestock

Good luck and I hope you get the answers you need fl.gif
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I hope he will be okay.   Please don't lose hope, it can take awhile for meds to start working.   There is a user on here  "Bunny Lady,"  if you could find/pm her,  she may be able to give you good advice.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

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Thank you. I'm so excited to be here. I took Pert to the emergency vet last night. He was so close to death. But I guess it was a good thing they didn't have rabbit experience because since she knows nothing about them she gave me the cipro I asked for and let me measure out the dose at home and she gave me the sub q bag and even tho his eyes are completely swollen shut he is walking eating and drinking. I'm just gonna keep with the meds and tons of kisses and with his will to live I think he just might make it. ‚̧ԳŹūüźá
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