thank you for your sympathetic words and your prayers. I have total peace that this was the right thing to do, and your encouragement means so much.
Hi Ladies! Just a little prayer request that might sound funny to some of you, but it's important to me all the same. I have decided that it is time for us to put our little pet rabbit to sleep, and this has been a very hard decision for me to make. Not so much because of any deep emotional attachment i have to him (in fact, almost the opposite- I have been so frustrated with him in the past few months as he has been destroying my wall that I have wanted to make sure I wasn't putting him down for the wrong reasons), but because when it comes to something like life and death, even for a rabbit, I want to be sure I am doing the right, and righteous, thing.
And then he started getting sick this summer, and since that time we have spent, literally, 100s of dollars on this rabbit. Firs tit was a hair ball, then an absess on his lower jaw. Then he got an upper respitory infection, and then that turned into an eye infection as well. And hten, when we got back from the cruise at the beginning of the month, the poor thng had a huge absess on his face, on his upper lip. 200 dollars later the vet gave me some antiobiotics and I have been administering them to him for over two weeks now, but the absess is not going down, in fact it's only getting bigger, and now his eyes and nose are running again, which means more infection.
The hard part is that he is "healthy"otherwise; he is eating fine, he still hops around, he's not on his little bunny death bed or anything. But 1, we made the decision after htis last atrocious vet bill that we could simply not afford to spend any more money if he got sick again, and 2, the drugs don't seem to be helping. What's more, he so hates taking the medicine (twice a day) that he won't come to me anymore. And it's no wonder, becuase the absess is all in his mouth, God love him, and i have to stick this tube in there, and I know it's painful becuas eit's te only time I've ever heard him make a noise the whole time we've had him. So it kills me.
So, with a heavy heart, I went to the vet today and said I thought it was time to put him down. And they were very great, understanding, and gentle about it, and very accomodating. I called Caleb, in tears, and told him to let bunny out of the cage, let him run around the room and eat all the wall he can, and give him some treats. When I go home I'll sit on the floor with him and pet him, give him some apple which he loves but can't have too often, and then send him with Caleb to the doctor to go to sleep and go to bunny heaven (and i don't care how theologically incorrect that is... ).
For those of you who don't care for animals or do but can't imagine all the fuss over a rabbit, just say a pray for me anyway, that I'll have peace. I can't stop crying today at work, and yet they aren't tears of regret. I know it's the right thing, but it's still painful.
Thanks for your prayers, and go love your pets for me today!
"Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? And yet not one of them is forgotten before God."- Luke 12:6