Monday, February 28, 2011

What's new

Well this worked out well, having the boys in the house. It's been so cold they would have been inside most of the winter anyway. Gerald is well. He is old. At the last visit the doc did 2 x-rays. 1 to see if he had a bad tooth root (he didn't). 2nd was a full body because the doc thought there may have been a blockage in his gut (there wasn't). But we learned that Gerald does have arthritis. Makes me wonder if the others have it too. Another issue is that Gerald now has a noticeably crooked or droopy face. Ever since he was cut opened (many times) to have pus drained. So is the droop a result of being cut opened and stitched up, or something else. It's not his entire face; I got a pic of it. So the side that is not drooping is the side that was cut and stitched. He also has some white, scaly patches on his ear. I'm not taking him in to have it, or the face thing checked out. Like I said, he is old. He is eating, drinking, pooping fine, acts and moves fine.

For those of you that haven't heard yet, Hazel decided to stay. She lives in our living room. She is in a dog pen during the day and at night. The x-pen is used as a blockade. 1st it keeps JT in the kitchen when it is his playtime. He goes back in his pen and it is moved so Hazel gets the run of the living room. Unfortunately she has already learned how to move the pen and got out and bit Meadow on the nose. Not bad, tiny bit of blood.

7 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

LOL Hazel decided to stay, did she? Sorry about Miss Meadow's nosey.....

Paula said...

Oh, Gerald, I still love you!
xoxoxoxoxo
PJ

Rabbits' Guy said...

Gerald has been your pal for a long time now. Just think what would have happened had you not ..... maybe daily meta cam for the arthritis?

Hazel "decided" to stay! We had a couple of those too!

Lisa said...

I would probably have the same attitude about Gerald. Can't do much for arthritis anyway, unfortunately, and if he's acting healthy, then he's healthy enough for a bun of his age.

Hazel is so beautiful, I don't blame you for having kept her - I would have too!! Sorry to hear about Meadow's nose, though. Can you fold the sides of the pen flat against the wall, and put something heavy there to keep them in place? I tried to use an X-pen that way once, and had the same problem. My biffy is too crafty.

Christina said...

We know about the arthritis....we deal with it too.

Of course Hazel decided to stay. She's no dummy.

pla725 said...

Hazel is definitely home.

Gerald probably has nerve damage from all the procedures on his face. Hence the droopy look.

mum of critters said...

You are such a saint; bunnies are lucky to have you. And I would guess the same on Gerald, maybe some nerve damage. He's basically well and happy and that's what counts. You amaze me!