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Old 08-21-2020, 11:50 AM
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Re: Lameness and lethargy after vet visit

Ooh. Thanks! I hadn't thought of yogurt. I'll pick up some plain. She's happily eating a banana slice right now and she's back to bossing me around. LOL. Her dose of metacam is 1.5 mg and she doesn't get all of it because some misses her mouth. Vet thought a week of that should be plenty.
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Old 08-21-2020, 12:15 PM
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Re: Lameness and lethargy after vet visit

I dint know the fuse fir burds. But keep in mind individual sensitivity can vary.....

My burds like the yogurt with fruit. I hope it helps her
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Old 08-24-2020, 10:58 AM
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Re: Lameness and lethargy after vet visit

Gloria seems to be her old self except that she is struggling to use her leg still. She won't perch but she's started climbing in her travel cage, where she'll stay until she's able to sit on a perch. It does seem to be her leg more than her foot which is causing the issue. You can see her trying to climb in the video.

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Old 08-26-2020, 02:14 PM
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Re: Lameness and lethargy after vet visit

I came to pop by and see if there was an update on Gloria and I am so happy to see she's moving around! It is still so upsetting that her leg is bothering her enough to not want to use it as much though.

I really hope the Vet's staff didn't cause this. That completely and utterly sucks if they did.
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Old 08-31-2020, 02:39 PM
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Re: Lameness and lethargy after vet visit

Update. Gloria seems to be climbing with ease so we put her on her play top to see how she did perching. She's struggling a bit so she'll still spend her nights in the travel cage. She is starting to use the bad food/leg and uses it fairly well climbing the cage bars and hanging upside down. Working on the perch seemed to be the next step.

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Re: Lameness and lethargy after vet visit

I wonder what happened...I feel like it was injured.
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Re: Lameness and lethargy after vet visit

That looks like a dislocated hip /leg.... ugh
I agree Noodles someone held her by the legs Shame on them .....
I’d might take to a different avsin vet fir a second opinion......
poor baby!!!!
In my opinion this is a serious injury, like a fracture, a dislocation, a full ruptured tendon or ligament, sbd possible nerve damage ... and I’ve seen some burds with those injuries in my wildlife conservation work.... granted I’m not seeing her in person....
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:45 PM
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Re: Lameness and lethargy after vet visit

I’ve sent you a private message,
I’m so sorry you and your baby have had this happen
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:59 PM
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Re: Lameness and lethargy after vet visit

Noodles123--I definitely think it was an injury. She came home from her well visit and nail trim with this problem. I took her back and they did an xray and said there was no break or dislocation. She was fine before she went in. I was in the room for her exam but not when she had her blood drawn or nail trim because that takes 2 people and they they try to limit the people in the room due to covid. Someone up thread suggested it might be a soft tissue injury which made sense to me. She's been on Metacam since it happened which was on August. 18. She finishes that up tomorrow. I've seen significant improvement but she's not back to normal. So the question is--should I give her more time then take her elsewhere for a second opinion or take her sooner?
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Old 08-31-2020, 08:19 PM
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Re: Lameness and lethargy after vet visit

I would try to let her rest and not encourage use of the leg.
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