"Once in a great while, a book falls into your hands that touches your heart. Bunny Boy and Me is such a book. Written with heartwarming authenticity, Bunny Boy and Me is a triumphant example of how love, even from an unexpected source, can bond two souls and see them through an unforgettable journey".

          Christiane Heggan, Bestselling author of "Where Truth Lies"

 

​​Bunny Boy & Me

My Triumph Over Chronic Pain With The Help of The World's Luckiest, Unlucky Rabbit.
Diagnosed with fibromyalgia in her mid-thirties, Nancy Laracy adopts a rabbit, Bunny Boy, who ends up saving her life—literally.

When the rug is pulled out from under Nancy Laracy, who is diagnosed with a mixed connective tissue disease and fibromyalgia in her mid-thirties, she rebelliously adopts a baby rabbit, Bunny Boy. So begins a deep, magical, and lifelong bond, where Bunny Boy and Nancy become inseparable companions in pain management.

As Nancy battles debilitating chronic pain, Bunny Boy is diagnosed with a similar autoimmune disease, developing a severe jaw abscess. With the heart of a lion, Bunny Boy fights through countless procedures and surgeries, even helping to pioneer a cutting-edge medical treatment that, once made available to humans, would later save Nancy’s life. Despite Bunny Boy’s illness, he lives boldly with joie de vivre, showing Nancy how to reclaim her own zest for life.

A poignant story of resiliency, deep love, and faith in miracles, Bunny Boy and Me is a heartwarming tale of the unluckiest, luckiest rabbit who defied the odds and made a difference.

 

When the rug is pulled out from under Nancy Laracy, who is diagnosed with a mixed connective tissue disease and fibromyalgia in her mid-thirties, she rebelliously adopts a baby rabbit, Bunny Boy. So begins a deep, magical, and lifelong bond, where Bunny Boy and Nancy become inseparable companions in pain management.

As Nancy battles debilitating chronic pain, Bunny Boy is diagnosed with a similar autoimmune disease, developing a severe jaw abscess. With the heart of a lion, Bunny Boy fights through countless procedures and surgeries, even helping to pioneer a cutting-edge medical treatment that, once made available to humans, would later save Nancy’s life. Despite Bunny Boy’s illness, he lives boldly with joie de vivre, showing Nancy how to reclaim her own zest for life.

A poignant story of resiliency, deep love, and faith in miracles, Bunny Boy and Me is a heartwarming tale of the unluckiest, luckiest rabbit who defied the odds and made a difference.

 

ARRIVING
SEPTEMBER

2018!

​​About the Author

Nancy Laracy
Nancy Laracy

Nancy Laracy is a writer, activist, wife, and mom who suffers from autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia. Since being diagnosed in 1997, she has become a worldwide advocate and resource for the chronic pain and pet therapy community, serving on organizations such as Animal Assisted Therapy, CancerCare, and the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association, among many others. Nancy lives in New Jersey.

 

Nancy Laracy is a writer, activist, wife, and mom who suffers from autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia. Since being diagnosed in 1997, she has become a worldwide advocate and resource for the chronic pain and pet therapy community, serving on organizations such as Animal Assisted Therapy, CancerCare, and the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association, among many others. Nancy lives in New Jersey.

 

Foreword

The first thing I learned about rabbit medicine after graduating vet school is that rabbits are born victims. They are nervous, skittish, defenseless creatures whose only hope is outrunning whatever is pursuing them. They evolved upon this planet as the perfect food source for most predators. They are difficult to treat medically as they often succumb to their fears and to pain. Anesthesia is riskier in rabbits than in other mammals. Frankly, they give up easier than most mammals. Not Bunny Boy.

 

Bunny Boy had the heart of a lion.  He was anything but skittish.  He was loved, and he loved back. He overcame medical problems that most rabbits die from within a year of the onset of their illness. He fought back regally and endured countless procedures. He had survived surgeries, medications, MRIs, CT scans, and two episodes of cardiac arrest.  He was a rabbit unto his own. We warned his people time and time again that eventually the chronic infections would take their toll, told them countless times that he may not survive one more procedure. We tried to prepare them for the inevitable. Well, the inevitable did not come for eight years.

 

Bunny Boy was one of a kind. He cooperated when we needed him to. He allowed us to clean and dress his wounds. He allowed Nancy to hand-feed him when his teeth needed to be extracted due to chronic infections in his jaw. He was a kind, gentle soul who brought hope and happiness to all he touched. He surprised us and made us smile. He fought back when he shouldn’t have had the strength. He had an impact on every person in the animal hospital. He has given us reason to believe that other rabbits can live with similar ailments. He has given us inspiration.

We all loved him and he will be missed.

 

— Cheryl Welch, VMD

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