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Old 09-17-2013, 10:00 PM
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Re: My heart is breaking

Praying for you Mike and your family! I know its so frustrating being sick and feeling helpless! When I was going through chemotherapy a few months ago I had such a hard time taking care of the bird when they were bubs. I felt so helpless and there were times they felt it. Mac will be okay and this time at the sanctuary will give him the time he needs to relax. Maybe he is reacting to the stress of seeing someone he cares about ailing? I will pray for you and Mac and your family tonight!
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:02 PM
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I can only echo what everyone else has said. From your health, to your separation grief, to your decision, to Mac's new home.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:09 PM
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Mike is am so sorry about your health issues, I am devastated no words can explain how I am feeling.
I pray there is an improvement and you recover.

You have done the bravest and most courageous thing ever, giving Mac to someone who will hopefully correct his ways.....

You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers Mike

Praying for both you and wife and Mac.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:34 AM
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I am very sorry to hear this news. You did all that you could for him. I hope your health is on the mend now!
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:50 AM
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Re: My heart is breaking

Thank you all for your prayers and responses. I didn't want to burden anyone with all this, but I have had a couple of emails asking where I have been. I'm literally crying as I'm reading your responses. My wife keeps telling me that we have done all we could do and my doctor couldn't believe what I had been doing staying up with Mac for all hours of the night and wasn't happy about this at all because it has taken it's toll on me. So now all he wants me to do is rest. But even that is hard to do when I miss my buddy so. I didn't think it would be this difficult, but I devoted quite a bit of my life for the past two years to Mac.

But there is no doubt I made the right decision, those people love him already and he seems to have taken to them as well.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:25 PM
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When my wife and I went thru some hard times in our marraige a few years back my conure George and I grew closer than we had ever been. When he passed away the feeling of loss was amplified due to those hard times we both bonded thru.
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Re: My heart is breaking

It's hard Mike having so much to deal with
At least you can rest assure that Mac is being cared and loved unconditionally.
So glad you are able to stay in contact with Mac, gives you peace of mind, knowing you did what was best for Mac.

Praying you recover quickly
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:56 PM
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Re: My heart is breaking

Oh No :-((
So sorry to hear about your missing Mac. Hard decsion but sounds like the right one for Mac, you and your wife. I hope u r feeling better from your surgery and look forward to reading lots of your great posts when you are up to it.

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Old 09-20-2013, 03:17 PM
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I know it was difficult to do, but I think you made the most loving decision possible under your difficult circumstances. (((hugs))
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:17 PM
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Re: My heart is breaking

I have gotten numerous updates on Mac, for the first week, it was a might tough to read the emails and view the videos and pictures of Mac with his new family. But now it's getting a bit easier to accept. He seems very happy as do his new owners. They have been able to do things with Mac that took me quite a while to do. His feathers are coming in nicely and he seems to be leaving them alone without them having to stay up with him all night.

Now here is the real kicker: Since Mac's departure, both my wife and I have seen such a drastic change in Tiki our Senegal. My wife even commented that we can't even tell we have a bird in the house. Tiki was rambunctious to say the least when Mac was here and was constantly chattering, screaming and chirping. She also was quite moody and wanted to nip and bite quite frequently. But since Mac has left, Tiki has calmed down considerably. She is no longer moody, noisy and has been down right sweet as sugar to everyone. She has always been my baby, but some times she could make a preacher cuss up a blue streak. But for the past two weeks, she has been a complete joy.

So I figure there has to be one of a few things going on here and that is:

1. She saw Mac go out the door and not come back so she is laying low trying to be seen and not heard

2. She is in a honeymoon phase since she is back to being the only bird in the house.

3. or (and this is my feeling) that she didn't particularly care for Mac and she has been rebelling for the past two years and now that he's no longer around, she's happy with that.

I know Mac and Tiki didn't particularly like one another and were tolerant of each others company at best. So with Mac flourishing in his new environment and Tiki showing a complete change of personality since Mac has left makes me less sad and heart broken and figure it may very well have been the best thing for both of them.
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