This morning he seemed a lot better. He'd cleaned himself up a bit, he had drank some and wasn't dehydrated anymore, but he wouldn't let me anywhere near his head. He didn't even want me to pet his cheeks or chin and would wince and shy away as though he was in pain. I called the vet and made an emergency appointment for later in the morning.
#4 and I walked to the vet with Amos in a carrier. I'm not sure what he thought of the trip. He was pretty quiet the whole time. When we got there he started purring. The vet took a good look at him, listened to his heart and lungs, checked his eyes, and his retained kitten teeth. She was going to prescribe the eye drops he had last time, but I told her we'd already tried them and they weren't helping. She gave us an ointment instead. Hopefully this will help him feel better soon. The vet did suggest possibly having the surgery I had wanted him to have originally. The one that would remove part of his inner eye and then sew the sockets shut to prevent future infections. That surgery does require general anesthesia though, so we plan to put him under one time and have both his eyes fixed and both of his retained baby teeth removed all in one go. It;ll be a rough time for him, but it will be better for him in the long run.
Amos' mom (Zombie) had a dental disease that caused her gums to literally eat away her teeth. We were looking at needing to pull all of her teeth before she passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. I worry that Amos may have inherited this (as I believe that it can be genetic). This may just be the beginning of his dental adventures, but hopefully it will be the end of his eye troubles. I will have to call for a surgery appointment once his eye infection is under control. The good news is that he doesn't have a fever, so it's not a systemic infection yet! We caught it early! He should make a full recovery.
Unfortunately, I had to dip into my emergency money to pay for this vet bill. I hate using my emergency money, but Amos needed to see the vet. If anyone is interested in buying a rabbit to help cut my costs and put a little money back in the emergency fund, I'd really appreciate it. The visit today was $45, and the surgery will no doubt be a lot more expensive. I'm looking for more stuff I can potentially sell to try to make some money back, but I'm kind of lost on what I can sell... I'm not so great with advertising so I end up not selling as much as I probably could if I was more skilled in getting my stuff out there. Anyone have tips on good places to advertise or better ways to get more relevant audience views?