I brought my sweet little bunbun to a vet today (a new ones ince I didn't like the old one here in garching...). The lady confirmed that Punica has a tumor and chances are high it's a malignant one. She told me what could be done but told me that chances were very low that Punica would survive a surgery due to her age and that it was likely the tumor already spread. So fighting it surgically would be a lot of pain and stress for her with no real chance of success. The vet said that right now the best option is to wait and see if the tumor is growing fast or slow. If it's slow Punica could die of old age instead of killed by this thing. If it's fast I will have to put her to sleep.
Right now she eats, she drinks and behaves normal, the tumor doesn't disturb her and what is most important, she feels no pain. So for now I will leave her be, provide her with all she needs nd check on her and that bump each day. If we're lucky she will have some more months without any issues or a year or more. I really hope it turns out that way. And I'll do my best to make her time peaceful and joyful fer her.
this also means I'm not in need of immediate money right now (the checkup was less than 20), which takes a giant load off of my shoulders. Thanks to everyone who offered to lend a hand, this means so much to me!
I'm still pretty sad and worried that she has this thing but I'm relieved as well that she is painfree and I dearly hope she will stay painfree and happy for some more time with me.
1. I got a year older and I'm very very greateful to all those who took the time to congratulate me or even went to the trouble to draw a gift for me
It means so much to me! T^T Even though I won't be able to reply every single one of you, know that I read and appreciate every kind word that was send to me around the 7th of this month. I ususally feature artwork of those who congratulated me and I'll do so this year as well, but to a later date since live is quite busy and challenging right now and I hardly find the calm and time for a proper journal.
2. I'm nearing the end of this stressfull 12 day nonstop college week and even though I tried to get a bit of rest in between I kinda ended up doing college work in my freetime as well (the only other thing I looked out for was my bunny and flightrising <_< ) - but at least I got a good part ahead of my shedule so hopefully I won't get into too much stress with exams and assignments around christmas.
My current semester is really busy and hard compared to my pervious ones, I'm actually a bit scared of the exams which is unusual for me and it annoys me so much
but at least japanese works fine and swedish is going to be managable as well. It just sucks that both classes are on a thrusday and that I have like one hour to get grom japanese class to swedish class and the trip to the other location takes more than one hour so I'm always late and figthing to catch my breath when I arrive (cuz the school is on a big hill and I'm always hurrying to get to class - but it's next to a pretty old castle so at least it's a bit of sightseeing as well).
3. Punica might be seriously ill. I found a bump on her lower belly on the 6th and considering she is an older female (born september 2007) it is very likely a tumor of sorts. The thought terrifies me because she was one of my bunnies who nearly never ever got ill and she is the last one I have. She's eating, hopping around and all like always but this bump aint good. I'm going to bring her to a vet this friday or at the beginning of next week. I have enough money for a checkup and first treatment but right now I'm not sure if I have enough for a surgery. I might need to open more commission slots though I really don't wish to - I already hate to have commissions paid which I won't be able to finish prior a month or more. Considering that my job with the prof turned out to be less yielding than expected (I signed a contract for 10hours/week and I get work for less than three which means I won't earn as much as originally intended) commission might be the only way to get things sorted out. Punica needs to get checked and this thing on her belly needs to be removed - I'm not going to let her get killed by it - she might not be as approachable or trusting like her daddy Sonny was (who died yesterday a year ago, my poor baby T^T ), but I love her nontheless and she deserves to get everything she needs.
So live is busy and my little Punica worries me a lot, so sorry if I've been not responsive the past days, I didn't ignore you people, I was just very busy and had my thoughts elsewehre and chances are that won't change so soon.
thanks for reading, the bunny loves you