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Old 03-01-2017, 04:43 PM
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Culture results back and another med is being sent out, he said to continue meds and if she's sleepy today I may need to bring her in to stay for couple days for crop flushes/food, I'm not too fond of the supps but I'm going to stick to his plan, atleast for a little while since shes not eating a good amount of anything healthy atm
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Old 03-01-2017, 05:45 PM
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Re: Bella's first vet check

Oh I'm sorry the culture came back positive for something, better you caught it now though than not doing it at all and waiting...Did he say what bacteria is causing her infection or where?

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Old 03-01-2017, 06:17 PM
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He did explain and name it but I didn't comprehend 100%. I understood its all basically from her gizzard and digestive problems, she's doing well today so far 3 hours after morning meds , eating and not sleepy. Maybe a silly question but is it ok to shower her during sickness/meds? as she is molting now I believe.
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Bella has shown some improvement, one of her symptoms was not eating much during the morning and day and today she ate well through out the whole day, hope she continues to fight and does well tomorrow! I am also starting to trust the vet more, the way i'm looking at it now is the vet had a budget to work with and Bella has a serious condition that needs to be addressed asap while a cbc is very helpful it's more of a long term benefit. He did mention that she will need blood tests next visit.
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He did explain and name it but I didn't comprehend 100%. I understood its all basically from her gizzard and digestive problems, she's doing well today so far 3 hours after morning meds , eating and not sleepy. Maybe a silly question but is it ok to shower her during sickness/meds? as she is molting now I believe.
Yes, you can shower her. Depending on the temperature of your home, be careful not to soak her. Maybe 'misting' specific areas at first and work to a showering. The goal is to reduce any undo stress! NOTE: Some Parrots Love a good bath and for them it would be comforting.
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Re: Bella's first vet check

It is so heart breaking when you find out your bird is sick. SO sorry you had to go threw this. I see you live in Australia so I have NO Idea what the cost of vet bills are there. From my understanding things in Australia are always a bit more expensive than here in the USA.

Good luck. Get well soon little Bella.
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Re: Bella's first vet check

Another med + more clear results was sent to me today, I'm giving the meds via mouth in a 0.2ml dosage twice a day as I find it more reliable and she actually likes 2/3 so its easy.

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UPDATE:
Took Bella in today for a recheck, we did a CBC, gram and cultures. The gram stain came back clean and other results I get on monday. I'm guessing her gizzard is still not 100%. Was told its very important that I fix her diet into a more fresh food base but that's easily said and not easily done (have tried many vege's in different ways) and will continue to do so.
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That's a bit of good news, hope things keep improving!
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CBC and other test results back, no meds needed and was told to feed his immune/digestive aid food supp program for 8 weeks aswell as daily fresh veges, any input or suggestions are welcome!


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