No idea where I can rant my frustration and stress so here it is.
My rabbit, Berg, sure gave me a scare the other day. He refused to eat and refused his treat. So I got him out and kept Googling, and most of the rabbit problems seems to be stomach problems which he doesn't seem to have because rabbits with that will be hunched up (but he is fully laid out) and stomach would feel hard as it would fill up with liquid or gas, but his stomach is as soft as it usually is.
But to be safe, my mom and I force fed him some baby's Tylenol (calculated for his weight instead of a baby). He seemed to somewhat likes it and licked it up, probably sweet. After I tried to offer him a bit of apple but he took 1-2 bites out of it reluctantly and spat it out. Then mom mashed it up for him and gave it to him. While reluctant at first, he slowly licked it up slowly with a break in between. That's when I remembered he chewed through an electrical cable 2 days ago. His mouth probably swollen up and the Tylenol slowly decreased the swelling and pain. So after the apple, I put him back in, and he slowly ate some solid food like dragged in 2-3 pieces of his hay in his box, ate it, and then this afternoon he ate the leaves on the carrot tops but left the bottoms and stems (so probably too hard for him to chew). I also bought him some of that mushy sick rabbit food you combine with water. He had some of that but didn't seem to enjoy it. So this went on for another day and he seemed better now. He was able to eat some carrot, and had the energy to run and hide from me when medication time came (and kicked me pretty hard one time). 😂 Now he's back to his old self, being picky about what he wants to eat, and turning around and showing me his butt when he gets something he doesn't want. We had a dandelion that started to flower outside, my mom brought it in for him, and he did that (he prefers the freshly grown leaves that is probably tastier). Only after we both left did I peek in and saw him munching it down.
Well, lesson for me is I thought I blocked him off from the cables with the Costco boxes but he found a small hole and got through, so no more unsupervised playtime for him, no matter how sure I am that I blocked his way off from all hazards (and I left a ton of boxes in the way, that rabbit outsmarted me 🙄). I also hope Berg learned his lesson also. He seems to have. He didn't even go near the cables the last few times I let him out and play.
PS: Probably didn't help that coincidentally he went through a major shedding cycle during this time. That scared me too. I thought he was really sick, but now it seems it was just a coincidence because after brushing him, I found a new shorter coat underneath. Also he's been eating whatever I give him this past 2 days that he's well. I guess he's super hungry after the whole ordeal.