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Feather Baby

This has been a crazy past two days. My lil 'keet Chicken Nuggets (aka Ban) woke up on Sunday and just lay flat out on his perches. Occasionally, he'd move over to one of his toys & use it to pull himself upright. My normal vet only accepts drop-offs fro boarding on Sundays, so I spent the day anxious, I'd look over to find the poor thing dead. XD He's nearly 11, which is very old for a 'keet. (Sadly, they're very inbred to get all the fancy colors & probably come from bird mills, so not good healthy stock to begin with.)

Anyways... I felt basically helpless on Sunday, thinking no vet clinics were open. I tried to take him yesterday, but my vet had a scheduled surgery day, so he couldn't see him. They did give me 2 other places to take him. Then I remembered a nearby clinic that I had taken Jaki to. She unfortunately was full of tumors & had to be put down. Given how bad Chicken Nuggets was, I thought he would be put down too, but the vet, who really couldn't do much, as he was afraid the stress of any normal diagnostics would kill my baby, suggested sugar water. If it didn't help, then we could talk about putting Chicken Nuggets down.

Well, the sugar water (1/2 water/ 1/2 sugar) helped! Instead of finding he had passed on this morning, I woke up to him feeling a bit more feisty (he's getting harder to catch in the lil travel/hospital cage he's in & it's really small!) and now he's eating! The poor thing felt sooo awful that he stopped eating on Sunday. I'm just waiting for a call back from the vet to find out how much longer I need to keep giving him the sugar water. XD I know tomorrow, I can pop him back in his cage & I seriously, don't think I need to remove any perches, since he's perching just fine on his seed dish in the lil cage. :D I think I should go look for the perches that came with the lil cage & stick one in there & see how he does. :D

Anyways, please say a prayer for him that he's on the mend & that he'll be around for his 11th bday (in November) and more! :D Thanks!

Ban This is a baby pic of Ban, he's now a lot more yellow than he is white. XD

*cries* As I type this, he's gone from perky to blah again. *is worried*

EDIT: He's now eating and drinking!! *dances* Tomorrow, I'll take him out of his hospital cage & put him back in his regular cage!!


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 25th, 2018 09:25 pm (UTC)
Again, I am so sorry about your baby but so glad he's feeling better! <3 I wonder if maybe he just tired himself out too quickly after his initial recovery and that's why he was so lethargic he scared you again? But I'm really curious about why the sugar water worked?? Is it a diabetes thing? *puzzled* ***HUGE HUGS***
Aug. 25th, 2018 11:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kat! *huggles* Me too! <3 Who knows? His blood sugar could have dropped too low as he didn't eat when he was lethargic, & he could have been dehydrated too. If he was diabetic (apparently, according to a few sources on the net, birds can get diabetes. o.0) I would think he'd be all lethargic again, but thankfully it never happened again. *boatloads of MEGA HUGGLES back at you* <3
Sep. 28th, 2018 06:54 pm (UTC)
I am so glad it didn't and hope that it still hasn't and that you and he are doing wonderful! <3
Sep. 28th, 2018 11:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! *huggles* I hope all's well with you & Drew & all your lil babies!!! <3
Sep. 29th, 2018 08:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Things are up and down, but her feet and leg are doing a lot better, and for that, I'm thankful. Know you're always in my prayers even if I don't often "say" something. :) ***HUGE HUGS***
Sep. 30th, 2018 10:56 pm (UTC)
You're welcoem! I'm sorry for the down times, but I'm glad she's doing better! <3 Same!! *HUGGLES*
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