We got back from the vet a couple of hours ago. I kind of have mixed feelings about the results.
First of all the vet felt the lump, and said that it felt very soft, which according to her isn't normal for an absess. She said because of the thickness of bunny pus, that absesses usually feel harder.
She looked in his mouth at his teeth, and said they looked good, which I was kind of suprised about. He didn't get an Xray to look at the tooth roots though, because they sedate them to do that and the bunny expert who would have to do that is out until next friday because she's having surgery.
Then they got a small sample of the liquid that was inside the lump to look at under the microscope. However the results from that didn't really help much, she said something like that the cells in the sample were undefined and she couldn't use them to help determine what his lump is.
So right now she said that it could either be an absess, or a cyst. She sent us home with some baytril (antibiodic) that I have to give him twice a day. If that doesn't help soon, he has to go in for surgery to have the lump removed. But the vet who would have to do the surgery isn't going to be in until friday, so I don't think it would be before then. But then she was also saying that she's going to contact another vet thats closer to where we live, to see if they could remove the lump instead.
So I dunno... I was glad to hear that his teeth looked okay but suprised, because I was almost certain that he was having issues with them. But thats the second vet who's told me that his teeth look good. Next time I talk to them I'm going to ask if they can have tooth root damage without any signs of it on the exposed part of the tooth. But if it's really not his teeth, I'd be glad because that means he wouldn't have to get any pulled.
Now I just have to force meds into my little 2lb monster for a few days to see if that helps reduce the lump any. If not, it's off to the vet again for xrays and surgery.
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