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This is Rorscharch, a.k.a Rory, our 10 months old English spot dwarf rabbit.
For a few months now, his back legs were weak and he kept losing his balance. After multiple trips to the veterinary clinic and several treatments the medical bills pilled up to around 700 Eur (so far).
We feared for a while that his spine was broken, as his X-rays showed, and we were sent to make MRI abroad, as no clinic country wide would do it on a rabbit, even less the following surgery.
New sets of X-Rays, determined that his spine was ok, and his nerves were just stuck, probably by a blood clot.
Corticoid treatment helped, and his motion almost got to normal, but only a few days later, he developed a severe pneumonia and spend another night between life and death (the vets literally wanted to see if he survived the night before giving him a treatment). We also had to stop the corticoid treatment as It was incompatible with the new set of antibiotics.
There is light at the end of the tunnel, the new treatment seems to work (4 days in), and his breathing and appetite are back to normal.
Another good point is that the bacteria responsible for the pneumonia, might as well be the cause of the leg paralysis, that is still unknown as I'm writing this.
Rory is a strong boy and full of life when he's not in imminent danger (no middle ground with him). We were suggested euthanasia by each doctor we met, as no one expected him to survive anesthesia (3 so far) or the medication he got, in the state he was at the moment of the visit.
He's now at his best since the beginning of his trouble, and we really hope that taking the bacteria out of his system will cure him for good.
He will need at least a few more weeks of treatment and then resume the leg medication.
We expect the final cost to be around 1000 Euros but will be happy with any help we can get.
Thanks a lot!
PS: You can see more pictures of this handsome boy on his Instagram: @Rorschach_the_Nonchalant
Rory is better - Thanks everyone!Update posted by Clement Cattaud at 06:29 pm
Hi everyone and happy new year! Thanks again for all your contributions. Rory is much better and we even managed to have him sterilized (preferable for rabbit and reducing the risks of cancer). He kept a small handicap on the legs but can still move alone, and jump on the
Veterinary updateUpdate posted by Clement Cattaud at 07:03 pm
Hi everyone, and thanks again!Rory ended his antibiotics treatment today, he looks much better. From now on, only vitamin E and B. We are still waiting for the final results, but it's confirmed he has no parasite.
Thank you + drawing commissionsUpdate posted by Clement Cattaud at 02:39 pm
Hi everyone, First of all thanks a lot for the support so far, our bunny is still holding on! We have another visit to the vet this week, I'll keep you all informed. Also, my girlfriend is a professional illustrator and all her next commissions will be used for Rory.