Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dammit Is Doing Better

I meant to post an update sooner, but this is my life and I've been running in circles doing many things.

Thursday, Duane and our border carried Dammit's cage into the living room and I put on Dammit's favorite Zeppelin DVD.  As soon as Dammit heard the first few notes of Jimmy Page's guitar, he staggered over to the corner of his cage closest to the tv and tried to see better.  His eyes had stopped rolling like he had a seizure at this point.

The weekend, he remained stable, holding his head to the side less and less.  He is favoring his left front paw, and seems to stagger like it was weak.  We checked it out thoroughly, his shoulder and elbow seem fine.  When Duane touched the paw part, Dammit flinched and leaped into the air.  We noticed it looks like his toenail is torn off on his pinky toe of that paw.  We are now wondering if maybe he had gotten that nail caught on something and in the struggle to get free, sprained his neck and ran into a wall or something hard giving himself a severe concussion.

I've been calling the vet hospital.  Thursday, they said it would take 2-3 days to get the results for the e.c.. Today, they said it would be 10 - 12 days.  I've not had a call to check on him from the vet, even though the receptionist keeps saying the Dr. should be calling me.

Very un-Dammit like is that he lets me cuddle him for quite awhile, a several times a day.  This is Sunday night.  Shortly after this picture, we allowed him to hop around the bedroom for a bit to see how he would do.  That made him very happy.  He hopped pretty well, favoring his paw.  The became really excited and tried running, his paw gave out and he rolled onto his back. Since he seemed to be doing pretty well, we opened the door and he followed Betty into the living room.  Of course, I put his DVD and he hopped as fast as could over to the tv.  Very happy to be free and listen to his music he attempted to run around the living room, like he was trying to dance.  That darn paw kept giving out, fall, flop and roll.

Thanks for your concern and well wishes for our Dammit bunny.  Will post for WIPW tomorrow with my lack of knitting and Duane's culinary endeavors.


Vicky said...

I am so glad that Dammit is doing better. He may have gotten an infection where he hurt is paw and it could have just been that passing through his body.

by Teresa said...

Poor lil guy. It must be hard seeing him ill when you don't know what caused it. Glad he seems to be improving. Hope all is well there.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Glad he is doing better

melbatoast68 said...

Bless his heart! I'm so glad he's doing better!

Julie said...

Sending lots of love and prayers your way Denise, i am way behind on blog reading with the new grandaughters arrival

Much love, i hope things rapidly make an upturn for you all xxx

Rudee said...

Play Led II for him. It always makes me feel better.

elephantJuice said...

Aww glad he's doing better! I love the fact that he's Zeppelin fan :P a bit of Bonham drumming always perks me up too!