Sunday, September 5, 2010

Rest in Peace Bri


hours before she died

Well Bri has died.  I ran out to the store to fill the prescription they gave me at the eclinic (They had misspelled it and putting the wrong last name on the script) and when I got home I thought I should probably try to force feed her the food they gave me for her.  I checked on her, and had to put my hand on her chest to see if she was breathing as she was in her box.  I left, mixed the food, put my own dinner in the microwave (I left before I had eaten lunch and it was now past 5)   I was reluctant to stress her out any more, but I know full well how important food is for a rabbit, and it had been too long since she ate.  She had still been passing pellets up at the vets so I wasn't in panic mode yet, but I was coming upon it.  I was trying to decide if I should force her now or wait a few hours and let her calm down after the trip to the vet, when I realized she wasn't moving.  Not yet concerned, I reached into her box and rested my hand on her chest.  no movement.  I thought she was just breathing shallowly, and touched her foot, and it felt.. well lets just say I was able to confirm she died.

I pulled her out of the box, and there was no denying it.

I didn't know what to do with her.  I ended up calling the shelter manager to see what she might suggest, but she was at work at the shelter and offered to stay there as I drove in.

So she's at the shelter waiting to be cremated.  I feel bad because Skippy didn't get a chance to see her since I brought her to the hospital.  I hope he doesn't miss her terribly

2 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry she didn't make it, Connie. :-(

    I know it's a belated post, but lots of (((hugs))) and healing Light to you.

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  2. Another belated note of sympathy, having just "found" you. And thank you for your note on my blog re. Angel. We go through so much, don't we - with our animals - joy and pain. (sigh).

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