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The Story of Brave BiBi

Three weeks ago, BiBi was rushed to Animal Hospital in the morning
after Tom noticed blood running out of his right eye. After being
inspected by one of the best rabbit vets in the country, Tom was
given the choice of: removing BiBi's badly infected swollen eye or
put BiBi to sleep. Tom looked at BiBi, who somehow looked at Tom and
told him that he wanted to live and fight the disease...

On the operation table, BiBi gave the vets a huge scare. He stopped
breathing a few times and had to be manually ventilated. He breathed
normally afterwards till the removal was almost complete. He was moving
about too much near the end and the vets finished the operation just
in time. BiBi took a bit longer than expected to wake up and Tom
picked him up from the hospital at 9pm at night.

Over the last 2-3 weeks, BiBi has been making steady recovery. Sure,
he crashes into things on his blind side and was a bit unsure of
where to run, but he has thankfully started eating lots which is
important for him. He initially didn't like all the medicine the vets
gave him, but slowly warmed to the taste of coconut flavoured antibiotics
and honey flavoured pain killers.

He went for a check up last week and the specialist vet was very
pleased with his recovery and said BiBi was one "feisty little fellar"
on the day of operation and should also be a feisty little fellar
in fighting for his recovery.

Hopefully BiBi will continue being brave and stoic on the road to
recovery. He might be lacking an eye now but everyone including
his Mum, me and the rest of the family will always love him.

Good luck BiBi!

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Guest 03-Jun-2009 16:44
I hadn't checked in on BiBi for a while but am so glad to hear he is doing okay... what a brave bunny! He sounds like one heck of a fighter!
Guest 14-May-2009 01:14
Tom, you did the right thing. We all like to continue to see BiBi. And Bibi, be strong and get well soon !
Fong Lam13-May-2009 17:08
I was almost choked up over the sad story. Being a feisty Bunny, I'm sure Bibi will recover well and lead a life of normalcy. Give Bibi a nice hug for me, Tom.
January Grey13-May-2009 06:01
Sweet BiBi...I'm so happy to hear that you're on the road to recovery. Sorry to hear about your ordeal. (Anybody got a kleenex? sniff sniff) We're all happy to see your dear bunny face. We all love you, BiBi.
Ulla Inkeri Huhta12-May-2009 23:58
A one-eyed BiBi is just as good as a BiBi with 2 eyes. I hope he recovers OK and gets used to his new pirat-life. And more Bunny A Day in the future!
Jackdad12-May-2009 22:42
lovely to see you back Bibi, and feeling much better I hope. One eye or two, you'll always be our favourite bunny!
Guest 12-May-2009 11:51
So sorry to hear what had happened, but BiBi is sure a feisty little fella! Get well soon BiBi! Sniff and a wet kiss from Kimba.
Nicholas Baumgartner12-May-2009 11:16
Tom - along with many other BiBi fans I suspect, I was wondering why it had been so long since you've posted a new pic! I was greatly saddened to read about Bibi's turn for the worse, but am relieved to hear BiBi is doing better. Despite losing one of his beautiful eyes, I'm certain that all the care and love you provide is helping him immensely to make a speedy recovery. BiBi is one of the greatest PBase personalities and we are all expecting many more years (and pics by you!) of fun with Bibi. Wishing him and you all the best. Cheers - Nicholas