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Bunny troubles.

Monday, September 15, 2014

I have been trying to maintain my weight right now and doing pretty good I think. Hovering around 242. I still have plenty of weight to lose, but I can't focus on that right now.

All of my spare time is spent caring for my bunnies. Big Brown is very disabled and he can't stand up on his own. I have to lay a towel under him for feedings and to help him get in a comfortable position. His scabs from the Fly Strike are coming loose and a big one came off today. The skin underneath is pink and white and tender and not really for prime time.

Bobby is functioning pretty well. He is still wobbly when he hops and he falls over to the side and can't right himself. He is getting a pressure sore/carpet burn on his down side. Today I clipped his fur back by his tail to make butt baths a little faster. Both bunnies need to be kept clean and dry. I have to be very diligent about their hygiene. Bunnies can get scalded from urine and also they can get cecotropes stuck and smeared in their fur which attract the dreaded flies.

I am in a confusing time. I want to help them. I want their condition to improve, but it is a very real possibility that they may not. Big Brown's skin is healing, but he will probably never regain his mobility. I still have to go to work and leave him alone for a long time and it kills me.

What makes the problem even harder is financially it costs more to care for them, and the vet in town doesn't even treat rabbits. It is hard for me to find and afford professional care. I am relying on a book called "When your rabbit needs special care" and I also participate on an online forum for rabbit owners. This is hard and time consuming and costly. I am managing, but I wonder how long I can keep it up.

Even though I am sad and stressed by the circumstances, they are so sweet and such a blessing. The sweet nuzzles and the appreciation they show just steals my heart. Caring for something that relies on you so completely, just endears them to you even more. They are almost 6 years old which is entering senior age for bunnies, so I wonder how much quality time they have. They are both being treated right now for E. Cuniculi and I will evaluate the situation at the end of their treatment.




  
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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/16/2014 10:41AM

    You must do what is best for Brown Bunny and Bobby. My heart hurts for you.

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MTN_KITTEN 9/16/2014 9:47AM

    Make sure to put you on your priority list.

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GORDON66 9/16/2014 8:20AM

  Such pretty bunnies!!!! I know whatever decisions you make will be in the best interests of those little guys. Bless you!

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Oh my dayum.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Guess who just spent 10 minutes staring at their butt in a size 24 jean and thinking how good it looked???

Me!

Still on bunny patrol. the situation here is stable. I can post more on that later if anybody is interested. But for today, I am rockin' size 24 jeans!

  
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KELLIEBEAN 9/15/2014 3:15PM

    Whoohooo! Shake whachyur mamma gave ya!

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GORDON66 9/12/2014 11:31PM

  You shake it girl! Yes, bunny updates are always welcome.
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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/12/2014 10:35PM

    Good for you, and yes I want to know how the bunnies are.

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Today

Monday, September 08, 2014

OK I have been slacking off, well maybe not totally, but doing more maintaining than losing lately.

I have all these problems with the one bunny being disabled and then the fly strike incident. Then this weekend I noticed my other bunny losing his balance and falling over on his side. I am going to treat them both with medication and see whether that helps. Caring for 2 disabled bunnies is a lot to deal with and I don't know if I can do it long term.

In summary, I'm not walking or doing much of anything that you could call a workout. My time is spoken for by two helpless little long ears. I am eating ok, not super low calorie or anything. I am between 1800-2400 a day. If I want to actively lose I need to cut that down to 1200-1500ish calories. I am not giving up, just slowing down my efforts.



  
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MTN_KITTEN 9/9/2014 10:24AM

    Let's get back on track with exercising!
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GORDON66 9/8/2014 10:37PM

  Take care of those bunnies. They need you.
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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/8/2014 5:37PM

    Good luck with the bunnies.

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BYEPOUNDS 9/8/2014 4:57PM

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Get well soon, bunnies

Hope you can get back to exercising


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8 stupid pounds.

Friday, September 05, 2014

I'm definitely still off course, call it a phase. I'm up to 245 today and that's no bueno. But, it's less than where I started so I am still cheerful about that. I'm certain this is just a temporary setback and I *will* get it together soon. I had hoped to be at 235 by the 8th and now I know that isn't going to happen.

Can I just say how annoying it is to regain lost weight? You guys probably already know that. I take a few days where I don't count calories like a banker counts money and BAM- I gained 8 pounds. It's discouraging because no matter what I've learned here, it hasn't sunk in and become a natural habit. I still have the urge to eat a whole can of Pringles or whatever. I will always be a person with an eating disorder, even if I get thin. Just like alcoholics are always alcoholics, even while they're not drinking.

  
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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/6/2014 2:34PM

    I have had the same problems, I have been back here at SP several months and have gained instead of losing. But I think I made the mistake of quitting smoking at the same time. Not haven't had a cigarette for 7 months, and have gained at least 7 Pounds. Hope I don't keep this up.

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MTN_KITTEN 9/6/2014 10:00AM

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Get back with it.

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GORDON66 9/5/2014 11:46PM

  I'm Madam Yo-Yo. I feel your frustration.
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ALICE_TENNIS 9/5/2014 8:38PM

    I had a similar experience with 3 pounds "finding" me this week. Like you, I am still surprised with this happens.

Just reminds me that success isn't linear -- more like a jumble of yarn in my case -- I know that the healthy habits aren't gaining a little traction.

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Keep the faith!

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Today, trying to be better

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

One way to make sure that I get some exercise today is to do it first.

I got up and did my chores, and then headed out for a walk this morning. It was nice, the weather was beautiful, breezy and I saw a friend out on the trail with her son. Normally I would be at work by 9am, but I am taking mornings off work this week to look after my bunny.

I have been lax with my meals and overall calorie intake. I have enjoyed too much of calorie rich foods like trail mix with nuts and dried fruits and tortilla chips. I have to get back ontrack with my weight loss and how my meal choices affect that.

  
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GORDON66 9/3/2014 10:32PM

  Don't give up. You'll be fine.
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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/3/2014 9:33PM

    You can get back on track

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