Saturday, August 30, 2014
It's been a rough 24 hours.
After work yesterday, I was bringing my disabled rabbit, Big Brown, indoors and saw a wet patch on his hind end. I looked and it was a huge mess of maggots and eggs. This condition is known as Fly Strike and it can be fatal to bunnies. I washed him for at least 3 hours with Dawn dish soap and picked them off with tweezers. I was up until 3:30am. It was awful.
I really thought I would have to put him down, but I let him go through the night and this morning he was doing ok. I did find a few more maggots on him but I think I have got it under control. He is on antibiotics and I have him setup where I can keep an eye on him.
In other news. The stress and upsetting nature of what's going on has made me think it's ok to eat whatever I want. I had a footlong sub last night for supper and a whole frozen pizza today for an early supper. I am definitely over on my calories, and I did gain a pound, but it will go away again soon enough. I will have to really think about why stressful situations make me think I deserve a pass on my food intake. But not right now. I'm way to tired for heavy thinking. Plus I have chores to do.
Beware, Fly Strike can affect most animals, including humans. I had never heard of it before yesterday and I hope I never encounter it again!