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Ralph the rabbit has cancer

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Post by silverrabbit on Sun 2 May 2010 - 22:43

Took him to the vets today and he was pretty sure that it's a tumour in his abdomen and not an impaction as it's too big and wrong area and he's been losing weight steadily, and that there's no point in doing anything major as if it is cancer, it's in a bad place and probably too far gone. He's a rescue rabbit so no idea of his age or background or anything, but i'm so sad Sad

Poor Ralphy. Vet said the best thing is if I carry on syringe feeding him to see if he gets a bit better after getting some strength back (he's lost a lot of weight), and if he doesn't improve or gets worse then he'll have to be put to sleep Sad

This is the worst part of having pets.
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Post by Irish_Lass on Sun 2 May 2010 - 22:48

Oh I'm so sorry!!!!!! Sad

The thought of having a pet put to sleep is every pet lover's worst nightmare. My friend once described it as the "final kindness". At the time I didn't really get it but I understand now.

I really hope Ralph finds some strength and gets stronger. Got all my fingers and toes crossed for the poor lad.

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Post by silverrabbit on Sun 2 May 2010 - 22:54

Thanks hun Sad I don't think i'm going to drag it out, he's looking really poorly and it's cruel to let him suffer. Will take him after the bank holiday Sad
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Post by SheenaShoup on Sun 2 May 2010 - 23:16

So sorry, Poor Raplh, at least if/when he does go he'll take your kindness and love with him instead of hate and creulty. Your a good person Silverrabbit, and I am sure there are good karma points all around you. hug hug littleangel
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Post by liz2 on Mon 3 May 2010 - 13:43

so sorry, go by your instincts if you think he is suffering best to take the final step...hugs to you xx
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Post by Wilsonnw8 on Mon 3 May 2010 - 17:31

Really sorry to hear this hun, he is a lovely guy Sad

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Post by jasminek on Mon 3 May 2010 - 19:10

Really sorry about this, can't imagine how your feeling Sad Best to put him out of the pain,even though you'll miss him.
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Post by Netty on Mon 3 May 2010 - 21:37

So sorry SR Sad These pets of ours just break our hearts but every day with them is worth it. Big hugs for you and Ralph hug

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Post by silverrabbit on Mon 3 May 2010 - 21:43

Thanks guys, just so hard watching them go during the process, but i'd never abandon him in those last moments crying

Taking him in the morning, found him half collapsed in the water dish this evening and it's breaking my heart to see him like this Sad
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Post by Netty on Mon 3 May 2010 - 21:51

That will be the hardest part for you but it's very quick which surprised me with Rusty. The only thing that keeps you strong is knowing it's the best thing for them and they'll have no more pain. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow hug

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Post by Haych on Mon 3 May 2010 - 21:57

oh no I am so sorry Sad
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Post by silverrabbit on Mon 3 May 2010 - 23:29

This is my baby boy Ralphy. Haven't had him for very long (4-5 months or so), but I love him dearly and i'm so pleased to have been able to look after him for the last few months of his life Love

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Post by Netty on Mon 3 May 2010 - 23:44

Awwww he's a gorgeous little boy. Must be so upsetting for you Sad

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Post by SheenaShoup on Tue 4 May 2010 - 0:49

Oh Silverrabbit, he is so cuddly looking, I best he has loved being with you and you are in my prayers and thoughts. littleangel hug
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Post by silverrabbit on Tue 4 May 2010 - 0:57

Thanks both Smile he is adorable, when he was healthy he was nice and chubby and snuggly and so friendly Love

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Post by SheenaShoup on Tue 4 May 2010 - 1:05

At least you have good memories!
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Post by Netty on Tue 4 May 2010 - 13:54

Thinking of you today SR. Hope you're ok.

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Post by silverrabbit on Tue 4 May 2010 - 23:05

Thanks hun, feeling better but still a bit tearful Sad

It was definitely the best thing for him, just hard letting them go

RIP my lovely Ralphy Rabbit xxx Love
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Post by SheenaShoup on Tue 4 May 2010 - 23:19

RIP little Ralph, thinking of you Silverrabbit hug hug
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Post by Netty on Wed 5 May 2010 - 21:15

RIP....Ralph and big hugs SR. You did the best for your little friend hug

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Post by silverrabbit on Wed 5 May 2010 - 23:26

Thanks hug all round xxx
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Post by tropical girl on Thu 6 May 2010 - 8:27

aww so sorry silverrabbit
only just read this (long story)
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you gave him the best life loved him
rip ralph x
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Post by silverrabbit on Thu 6 May 2010 - 22:43

Thanks hun x
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Post by liz2 on Thu 6 May 2010 - 23:00

bless him...he will be running in the lovely green grass now over the Bridge x
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Post by silverrabbit on Thu 6 May 2010 - 23:12

I miss the little rascal, was so friendly and had had such a hard life (left with no food, no clean bedding at the bottom of a garden) he didn't even have a name poor sod
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