A Quick End

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while now but wasn’t sure how much detail to include.

Pinky passed away on Tue, 28 Apr 2015. He seemed to have fully recovered from GI Stasis and only had some remnant snuffles. In fact, his appetite had improved to the extent that he was eating even more than before he came down with snuffles.

However, one week before his death, Pinky suddenly started rejecting food again. We boarded him at Little Bobtail Resort so that he could be force fed but it was a real struggle.

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On Friday, 24 Apr, he had to be put on 24h oxygen to aid his breathing. An x-ray showed that there was fluid surrounding his lung cavity which was preventing his lungs from expanding fully, causing the breathing problems. A chest tap was this done about noon on 27 Apr to draw out the fluid.

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Tests showed that the fluid had a high percentage of white blood cells as well as some red blood cells. The vet thus believed that he had a tumour that was bleeding into the lung cavity. As Pinky was too weak, we couldn’t do an ultrasound to see where the tumour was located. The only hope was to get his body stronger and to do follow up treatment after that. Sadly, on 27 Apr evening, the fluid had filled his lung cavity again and Pinky had to be put on 24h oxygen to aid his breathing again.

Pinky left us around 6am plus on 28 Apr. My dad and I were devastated but I was relieved that he didn’t suffer for too long.

We still miss Pinky and as Jennifer from Little Bobtail said, he as a very special bunny.

Pinky was with us physically for 9 years, 3 months and 10 days. But he’ll remain in our hearts forever.

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