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Papaya’s health has been slipping over the past couple of days. It could be a resurgence of E. Cuniculi, or some infection, or something else. We’re not sure. Right now her energy level seems to be low, and her mobility has mostly stopped (she seems to be losing control of her front paws).
Her appetite, however, is pretty much normal, which is usually a good sign of things. She’s hungry and excited for treats, and her GI tract is functioning. Sickness like this can suppress the appetite, which would cause the GI tract to slowly stop functioning, which would then lead to a host of other issues (including painful death) if it’s not taken care of soon.
Basically, it’s impossible to tell if she’s dying or if she’s just sick and needs extra care. We’re trying to make her as comfortable as possible, and also keeping her near us while we’re at home. She just started a round of antibiotics, and we’re taking her to Dr Harvey (one of the best rabbit vets alive) on Thursday hoping she might have more insight.
I’m trying to be optimistic about the outcome. She’s strong. Hopefully that’ll push her through whatever is going on.

Papaya’s health has been slipping over the past couple of days. It could be a resurgence of E. Cuniculi, or some infection, or something else. We’re not sure. Right now her energy level seems to be low, and her mobility has mostly stopped (she seems to be losing control of her front paws).

Her appetite, however, is pretty much normal, which is usually a good sign of things. She’s hungry and excited for treats, and her GI tract is functioning. Sickness like this can suppress the appetite, which would cause the GI tract to slowly stop functioning, which would then lead to a host of other issues (including painful death) if it’s not taken care of soon.

Basically, it’s impossible to tell if she’s dying or if she’s just sick and needs extra care. We’re trying to make her as comfortable as possible, and also keeping her near us while we’re at home. She just started a round of antibiotics, and we’re taking her to Dr Harvey (one of the best rabbit vets alive) on Thursday hoping she might have more insight.

I’m trying to be optimistic about the outcome. She’s strong. Hopefully that’ll push her through whatever is going on.

photo › Nov 7, 2011 @ 15:17 by kaisershahid | Notes: 3 | Comments | Tags »

Papaya died the morning of the 9th. That morning was the first time since she’d been with us that she refused food. The moment we saw that, we knew she didn’t have long to live.

We took her to the park for the first time the day before (on our 8th anniversary) because we didn’t know if she’d have another chance. She didn’t get to run around, but she enjoyed the grass.

It’s been hard. Her death triggered a physical stress I’d never felt before. Like all the other stressful times of the past few years were just a build up and I’d never fully reached my limit yet. It’s still there a little. I’m trying not to let it get out of hand.

We moved to our new house that Friday, and she was supposed to come with us. We only bought a house now so that we’d have a stable place for the entire family, and that we’d be able to give the babies space to roam around more freely (and shape the space for their needs).

It’s not that any of the other kids deserved it as much as her. But she was getting old, and we really wanted her to experience the house. This sounds silly to most people.

Papaya is one of the most beautiful and sweetest beings I’ve known.

I love you and miss you so much, little stinker.

photo › Nov 22, 2011 @ 12:29 by kaisershahid | Notes: 2 | Comments | Tags »



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Happily bonded for life to Asma (Maryam). Ape-Father to 12 wonderful children. Loves the East Bay. A little punchy. A lotta leftist.

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