update: 9:30pm Saturday
Rusty the Bunnyman is home for now. Current status and plan:
- lasix every 8 hours for 3 days then every 12 hours.
- We have an appointment on Wednesday with cardiologist.
He is very lethargic right now. We have called the vet twice trying to figure out what is the new normal and what means something is wrong.
My gut is telling me we will be saying goodbye way too soon. So the rest of our plan, love him now and always 💕
Hello precious Tripawd family.
Please keep our little fur baby in your prayers. We brought him to ER last night with severe breathing issues. Stayed at least overnight. Not sure if the cancer spread or if something else is wrong, like cardio. (It has been over 2 years since his surgery to remove the cancer in his leg.) Initial chest X-ray showed symptoms of both. The case is being turned over to Dr Scott this morning.
He is in good hands as we figure this out but it is not looking good. I truly think my borrowed time is coming to an end.
Not being allowed into the building due to Covoid-19 was surreal.￼. I understand it. I hate it. I couldn’t be with my baby to let him know it will somehow becomes alright and that tore me in two.
Anyway, please pray for him that he is comfortable and for us to be the best hoomins possible for him, whatever that will mean.
Update as of Apr 3-12:30pm
Dr. Scott has called. The cancer has spread to Rusty’s lungs. Not sure if there is also a heart issue. Rusty is improving overall. He is in an oxygen bed, receiving a diuretic to help his lungs. Respiratory rates improving and he is resting. After giving the techs a hard time this morning and fighting back (which while the techs didn’t appreciate, both doctors were pleased because it meant he wasn’t giving up), Rusty accepted head scritches from the doctor.
Dr. Scott is hoping we can get him strong enough to enjoy some time at home again, under minimal meds. He is very good about being honest with us and level setting our expectations. We expect him to be there for at least another 24-48 hours.
Head scritches and Sandpaper Kisses(we hope)
Gina and Nick
Rusty the Bunnyman’s Hoomin Servants.