Peanut

Peanut’s Story

WHEN WE RESCUED PEANUT FROM THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER WE DISCOVERED THAT HE HAD BEEN ATTACKED BY AN ANIMAL. HE HAD BITE WOUNDS ALL OVER HIS BODY. THE WORSE INJURY WAS TO HIS RIGHT SHOULDER AND RIGHT TOE. HIS INJURIES HAD APPEARED TO HAVE HEALED OVER BUT AS IS OFTEN THE CASE WITH RABBITS, A WOUND THAT APPEARS TO HAVE HEALED FROM THE OUTSIDE OFTEN HAS AN ABSCESS FESTERING BENEATH.

PEANUT’S WOUND HAD TO BE REOPENED BY THE VET SO THAT THE ABSCESS COULD HEAL. HIS WOUND HAD TO BE WASHED IN A SPECIAL ANTISEPTIC SOLUTION THREE TIMES A DAY AND COVERED BY HIS FOSTER MOM. HE IS ALSO ON SEVERAL ANTIBIOTICS AND METACAM FOR PAIN.  SEVERAL DAYS LATER HE WENT IN FOR SURGERY TO HAVE THE WOUND STITCHED UP BUT IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT HE HAD AN ABSCESS DEEP IN HIS SHOULDER THAT COULDN’T BE REMOVED WITHOUT REMOVING MOST OF THE MUSCLE WHICH WOULD HAVE LEFT HIM UNABLE TO USE HIS LEG. A DRAIN WAS PUT IN PLACE AND HAS TO BE FLUSHED DAILY WITH AN ANTIBIOTIC SOLUTION TO GET TO THE ABSCESS THAT IS IN HIS SHOULDER STILL. POOR BOY HAD TO HAVE HIS TOE AMPUTATED TOO.

PEANUT REQUIRES ROUND THE CLOCK CARE FROM HIS FOSTER MOM. HE IS A VERY TOLERANT RABBIT. A SPECIAL T-SHIRT HAD TO BE MADE FOR HIM TO KEEP HIM FROM CHEWING ON HIS SUTURES. HE HAS TO WEAR A BABY PREEMIE ONSIE AS WELL TO HELP TO PROTECT THE INJURY SITE. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS KEEPING HIS RIGHT FOOT COVERED WHERE HIS TOE WAS AMPUTATED. DESPITE HIS FOSTER MOM’S BEST EFFORTS TO COME UP WITH SEWING A SOCK FOR HIM, HE SOMEHOW MANAGES TO REMOVE IT.

PEANUT IS A TINY DUTCH DWARF RABBIT WITH DEEP BLUE EYES. HE IS SUCH A SWEET HEART! IT’S FUNNY TO DRESS HIM IN HIS ONSIE. HE HAS GOTTEN USE TO THE ROUTINE AND LIFTS HIS LEG WHEN HE KNOWS IT’S TIME TO PUT HIS FOOT THROUGH THE ARM HOLES.

PEANUT HAD A CHECK UP WITH THE VET TODAY AND HE IS RECOVERING NICELY. THE DRAIN WAS REMOVED BUT THE HOLE STILL HAS TO HAVE A WARM COMPRESS APPLIED SEVERAL TIMES A DAY AND THE ANTIBIOTIC SOLUTION PUT IN THE SPACE. HIS FOSTER MOM NEEDS TO SHOP FOR A PREEMIE ONSIE WITH LONG SLEEVES SO SHE CAN SEW THE END AND HOPEFULLY KEEP HIS RIGHT FOOT COVERED.

PEANUT’S VET BILLS ARE EXTENSIVE AND HE WILL CONTINUE TO NEED TREATMENT UNTIL HE IS HEALED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TOWARD HIS MEDICAL CARE WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT! PLEASE MAKE A CHECK PAYABLE TO TEAM-FUR AND IN THE MEMO SECTION WRITE PEANUT. MAIL THE CHECK TO PO BOX 882 FOLSOM, CA 95763.

PLEASE PRAY FOR PEANUTS CONTINUED RECOVERY. THANK YOU!

Please visit the Fundraiser for Peanut page to donate.

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