Thursday, February 4, 2010

good news about Baby!

I took Baby to the vet today and am very relieved. When the vet looked inside Baby's mouth she didnt seem particularly horrified. I had thought that the gums looked infected, but it turns out they are not. I guess rabbit gums just look weird naturally. Anyways, she said that Baby has a genetic defect that causes his teeth to not come together when he bites down. Normally, a rabbit's teeth match up and come together when he bites and this way they wear themselves down as the rabbit chews. In Baby's case, he has kind of an underbite, so the teeth do not wear down and just keep growing. She trimmed his teeth (which didn't hurt) and said that his teeth will need to be trimmed about once a month. This will only be $10 so that was a relief. Now that he can chew again, Baby should start to put weight back on. The vet wasn't sure if the hair chewing had to do with the tooth problem, but she thought it might. but just in case he had mites, she gave him a shot and he has to go back in 2 weeks for another shot.
I feel better now. Today has just been a stinker! We got our taxes done and found out that we are not going to get very much back. This sucks because our van crapped out on mon and we had to sell it to the junkyard. So now we need a new vehicle and a large refund would have been nice. Then I had to go to the dentist for what is turning into my weekly visit. Then while I was at the vet Emma's school called because she was sick, so I had to go pick her up. But at least I got good news about Baby. I didn't realize how much he meant to me until today.

Anyways, thanks for your comments and support :)

9 comments:

Eating Alone said...

GO RABBIT! Glad he's ok.

Sorry about the van.

Sairs said...

I'm really glad to hear that baby will be okay. It's always very stressful and upsetting when our furry friends are sick or injured and we don't know how bad or what is going to happen. Before my cat died, I often had moments like these and it's scary because you love them so much.
Sarah

ghost girl said...

oh good for baby! i love all animals...lil furry friends. :)

my sister calls her dog a fuzzy anti depressant bc she makes her happy!lol

licketysplit said...

So glad it turned out well!

Cammy said...

I am behind on blogs and just read both the Baby posts. So glad that it was an easily fixable problem, hopefully you and he will both get some relief from worry now!

So sorry about the van. I hear Toyotas are cheap right now...ok sorry, I can make fun of them because I have one of the ones that has been recalled. I do hope that you are able to find a good/not too pricey replacement quickly. Remember that things always do work out in the end, hang in there!

Lost in Obsession said...

i always kill rabbits. LOL.. so I dont raise them anymore.

now.is.now said...

I'm so glad Baby is okay. I'm very sorry about the van. That is very frustrating. Things have a way of working themselves out. Trust that things will end up okay. I'll be thinking about you!

Lou Lou said...

yeah baby, you go rabbit!
thats great news, and fantasitc that it wasn't really expensive!

Angela E. Lackey said...

I'm glad your baby is okay. I love my little cat, and I miss her so much now that I'm in IP. :( Our babies are special.