Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Once Bitten, sick...

What you see is bruising, not necrosis. At least not yet. 

What you all cannot see is the dayglow watermelon rash all over his body that is getting darker.  When the hemolytic anemia sets in, he might need a transfusion of blood products.  I know they are pretty much expecting his kidney function to be compromised within the next few days. 
I stay calm and pray on. 
His fever comes and goes at will, giving way only to it's own whims and not medications. One hour is chipper, hungry and feeling good. The next few hours he burns with fever and his heart rate soars.  A CT scan shows only surface damage to the bite area; there is no abscess or boil even though the leg is swollen. Antibiotics, which were administered IV in the ER, have been discontinued. There is no indication of infection to justify antibiotic therapy and it could just make things worse. 
Thank the Sweet Lord for morphine. 

Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes. It is humbling to me and I can feel your concern and kindness in comments and emails. 
Rabbit people rock!


  1. Your poor baby :(


    I wish I had a magic wand to make things better.

  2. it looks awful,I told hubby about Josh and he actually swore...he hate Spiders with a passion,I have to get them out of the house all the time,luckily we don't have poisonous ones here.A MRI scan would show any damage to the tissues below the surface.I so wish I could be there in the flesh for you so I could take care of you and your fur babies then all you would have to concentrate on is Josh,Hugs,kisses and snuggles from us all,xx Rachel Speedy and Hubby

  3. Oh wow, I'm so sorry. Wishing you well.

  4. Oh, Brandi, I can hardly bear to look at these pictures. Please, please, please get well, Josh. Brandi, let us know if there is anything we can do, anything at all. And, oh Learned One, l am O negative and at your service. There is some virus I don't carry and so my blood is usually given to newborns. It is all yours. Juana

  5. Brandi, I am saying lots of prayers for you all, esp. Josh, and keeping fingers crossed, etc. So good that you knew to keep pushing the doctors. Hope it is all improvement from here on. Hugs and nose rubs, Dear Friend.

  6. Oh dear, Oh dear ... get better, get better. Lots of crossed fingers and paws here.

  7. Praying now, Brandi! I know he'll be well soon! So, so, sorry!