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Old 12-11-2018, 10:15 AM
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An update on Goofy

Goofy is steadfastly refusing to eat. He's acting mostly fine otherwise, just won't eat. He's maintaining weight well on formula, but we just can't find a reason for his continued refusal to eat on his own. He came home on Friday because he was taking formula from a syringe. He did well on Saturday, but Sunday he started to decline. My vet, who really is the most extraordinary person I know, messaged me on Instagram Sunday night to ask after him. I told him we'd been having some trouble getting him to swallow, but with time and patience, we were getting the required volume of formula into him. My vet asked me to call him right away, and I did. After talking for a bit, he decided to have me meet him at his office, even though it was 6:30 on a Sunday night at that point. We gave him a crop feed and additional fluids at that point and he stayed at the vet's. Yesterday we did a barium study. So far there's been a few little spots that looked questionable, but nothing he thought that could explain his symptoms. He kept him again last night and is doing another xray this morning. Sometimes things like string take a while to show up on the xray, as it blends in with the rest of the barium while the GI tract still has a fair amount in it. The next step is to send his images to a board certified avian radiologist. We may also redo some of his blood work. For now, we're immensely frustrated, because once he has a full formula feed, he acts just fine other than not wanting to eat. We're going to go visit him around 9:30 or 10 and talk with the vet about the next steps.
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Re: An update on Goofy

sending positive vibes and lots of good wishes
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:38 AM
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Re: An update on Goofy

Sounds like you vet and you are doing everything possible for Goofy We are sending our thoughts
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:50 AM
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Re: An update on Goofy

This was yesterday at the vet's office. MrC couldn't make it yesterday, so he was happy to hang out with me for about an hour.



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Old 12-11-2018, 11:05 AM
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Re: An update on Goofy

Poor little Goofy. How old is he?
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:09 AM
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Re: An update on Goofy

He’s only 34. Still pretty young for a YNA.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:20 AM
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Re: An update on Goofy

whising the best for goofy!
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:24 AM
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Re: An update on Goofy

Goofy is a beauty, hope you and Dr. J can find the cause of diminished appetite. Perhaps revisiting blood values will yield clues. If Dr. J is stumped, it is a mystery!
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Re: An update on Goofy

Goofy, I hope your team can figure out what you are hiding!!!! Best wishes for a quick recovery!
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:33 PM
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Re: An update on Goofy

It can be/is so frustrating when one of our kids is ill and no one can seem to figure out why. We are sending our best wishes for a fast and positive solution for Goofy. C'mon now Goofy..ALL Amazons love to chow down!
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