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Old 12-30-2020, 08:35 PM
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Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

I've been so scared and in shock, abd nit really able to process...

Here is how it's gone down. Yesterday morning she was very active into mischief and eating. When I went to put her in the cage fir the night, was my first sign. Normally when I put her in the cage at night, she goes right for her seeds and munches. Last night she did not. I was like hmmm...but really did not think much of it.

This morning she was flat out sick! Puffed, squint eyed. I freaked. I got all her favorite foods and treats and offered to her. She wouldn't touch anything, turned her head. I put my radiant heat panel on her. Have her some doxyclin. Then made oatmeal to see if she would eat that. She are a very tiny amount. Then had explosive diarrhea. She slept all day at full fluff right in front 0f heat.
I gave her second dose doxyclin mid afternoon. Later she had one nirmal poop. Making her total of only 2 poops for the day. The big diarrhea one, and the Normal one.

I weighed her, she was her normal weight.

Tonight she was willing to eat a little warm oatmeal again. And looked brighter.

I finally got in touch with vet. Tomorrow she will call in several expensive medications she said, that I should expect to pay over 100 bucks. While we were talking a few minutes ago. I went to check on Penny, and saw she had eaten because she had put some food in her water like she likes to so. Penny chirped at me and looked better so I offered her a tiny crumb of toast and she grabbed it and ate!@"
So my vet said call her first thing in the morning, and if she isn't eating or seems still bad, we will switch meds and she will call everything in.

They only thing I think. Is she has really been making soup lately, making her water so gross!!! I change it all day long, along with all my other burds who make soup. Maybe I accidentally missed changing it??? Not the whole day I change all every morning!", then noon then night. But it's possibly I missed??? I have to change water all day long messy burds! I just dont know what else coukd make her sick. ..


Anyway I'm hoping that she us starting to feel better.......we will see tomorrow

And encourage you all to have a safe heat source ready if you ever have a sick burd.
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Old 12-30-2020, 08:57 PM
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

Laura, you and Penny are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope she feels better!
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Old 12-30-2020, 09:04 PM
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

Thank you. I wouldn't have posted at all if she was still as sick as she was most of the day, because I get so upset i can't even talk about it,, abd I couldn't get in touch with my vet..

Its been a scary day. She didn't make a peep all day, slept all day never ate, till tge oatmeal.

But she peeped at me when I checked on her while talking to the vet. And I just checked on her again, and she chirped st me again , which makes me so happy!! I'm hoping the big diarrhea and must have had tummy sche are better now. She wasn't squint abd looked much better..........I can't wait till morning comes, abd I see if she eats , and isn't all puffy. I've never had one of my burds so full out puffed
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

Oh no, sweet darling Penny! I hope and pray it all turns out well, but I am so sorry you two are going through this, Laura. All my very best wishes and positive vibes heading your way
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Old 12-30-2020, 09:29 PM
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

Thank yiu she is my sweet girl.
I was actually so happy to see the diarrhea, cuz at least then I knew which system was sick....when I first saw her so sick I was like what in earth!! Did Blue Boy bring some sickness to my house!!! Because he is the only new thing.....so I was trying to run through all the horror things it could be..
I'm having to stop myself from going over to her csge every few minutes....

I was telling my vet how did this happen?!! She said with birds it just can , and we don't always know why. I told her about the soup, but she said doesn't have to be that, sbd she knows I take good care of my babies
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Old 12-30-2020, 09:40 PM
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

Tomorrow I will give her yogurt, she hasn't had any all month. I had my mom just drop some off.

Its so scary to see one so sick. As tgey usually hide being sick!@@ i was afraid she was going to drop dead......

When Tadah was sick 2 years ago it was so subtle, that tge vet I took her to was like she is not sick! But she was, she had a yeast overgrowth.. abd had lost 4-6 grams.

And Burt The Burd passed without me knowing he was sick years ago....

So seeing Penny so full out classic sick.....I was soooo afraid.....im still pretty badly shook up....but I think she improved by this evening
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

Oh I hope she has, Laura! Absolutely no worse feeling in the world than worrying about a sick baby. My Lilly had a bout of vomiting a few months ago and I was absolutely terrified! Whizzed her down to the vet who could find nothing in particular wrong with her, so I suspect it was just that she was so hungry waking up first thing in the morning that she was wolfing her dry powder mix down so fast that it was getting stuck in her throat and she brought it all back up. Switched back to giving her wet nectar mix in the mornings and happily she has not had a problem since. Hoping that whatever is up with Penny is similarly minor, and I am praying for the two of you and holding you both in my heart.
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

I'm sorry you are going through this and I will be thinking of you guys. Glad she ate a little-- it's the worst feeling though...Here's to more peeping and food! Hang in there!
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

Keeping her in my prayers! Sounds like you caught it just in time!
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Re: Penny is sick, I've been holding back making a thread

Dang - sending positive thoughts for you and Penny!
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