Yesterday Tofu had his left eye removed.
On Friday evening, I noticed Tofu’s left eye was sealed shut. I freaked out and called the vet immediately and we spent a big chunk of Saturday on standby at the vet clinic.
Problems with rabbits escalate very quickly so if you have a pet rabbit and you have any concerns, do not hesitate to see your vet. The clinic was really busy with a bunch of emergencies, but we were also considered urgent by the vet and able to get a diagnosis.
Tofu had a corneal ulcer which became severely infected within 24 hours. He probably scratched it or a piece of hay may have poked him in the eye. He already had cataracts in both eyes, so sight wasn’t an issue, but infection is bad news. We were given antibiotics and a follow up visit for Monday.
He was super hungry over the weekend and got plenty of snuggles. It was traumatic having force open his red, pus-ridden eye four times a day to administer Chlorsig drops and ointment for infection. He didn’t like us to go near his eye and put up a little fight each time. Poor thing.
The drops didn’t help the infection and yesterday it was decided the best thing to do was to remove the eye. Usually they would try and save the eye but since Tofu is already blind, removing the eye is the best thing for him.
This was Tofu’s second surgery (he had a bladder stone removed 4 months ago), but it seems this little dude is a fighter.
On the bright side, Tofu’s x-ray showed an all clear for his bladder troubles. No bladder sludge, no bladder stones. All clear!
I spoke with the vet clinic yesterday afternoon and they said the surgery went perfectly and Tofu was doing well. I’m sure he can’t wait to come home and we will miss him tonight. I will be picking up from the vet clinic tomorrow morning.
Please keep the little fluff ball in your thoughts today.