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mtdoramike 09-17-2013 06:46 AM

My heart is breaking
 
I haven't been posting for a short while. Between Mac's boot camp training and several medical procedures that I have had to endure over the past couple of weeks, It has been exhausting. But here is the story with Mac:

I have had several procedures done this past couple of weeks pertaining to my heart. Like I keep tellin the doc, it's bad and ain't getting no better so stop the blasted pocking and prodding. But he just won't listen. Plus, I have been trying for the past couple of months to get Mac back into shape with his feather destruction and it has been to where we have been staying up most if not all night with him and not able to go any where to keep him from abusing his feathers.

My wife has been getting exhausted over this as well and told me that we can't go on like this. The last straw for us was when I had a medical procedure done last week and she had to come with me. When we had gotten home Mac had chewed most of the new feathers up. So I found a lady in Ocala who used to work for Parrot Jungle in Miami and is retired and has worked with birds with issues before. She agreed to take Mac and try and work with him. She picked him up on Saturday. MY HEART IS BREAKING HERE I can't believe how much I miss him. So I just haven't been up to it as of late.

She will more than likely keep him if he flourishes there. I'm hoping she will be able to do what I couldn't do for the past two years. I'm not going to visit him while he's there because I don't want to confuse him. But I will get periodic updates on his condition.

Mayden 09-17-2013 07:04 AM

Re: My heart is breaking
 
Oh, I'm sorry about your health condition. I really feel for you with Mac, it's hard giving them up, but you know it's probably for the best. I hope that this lady can really help with Mac, he deserves to have a really good home where he can be healthy after his grief and such, it's just a shame that it wasn't to be with you :(.

From what I heard he was a real presence, it's no surprise he'll be missed. Keep us updated with the updates! Would be nice to hear how he's getting on.

crimson 09-17-2013 08:14 AM

Re: My heart is breaking
 
sorry to hear you have not been feeling well :(

that must have been a very difficult decision for you,you did your very best.

thank goodness you found Mac a good home, hopefully he will do well there

Boysmom 09-17-2013 08:36 AM

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Mike I am so sorry to hear this, It breaks my heart for you. I know how medical procedures and tests can really be time consuming and exhausting, and I will certainly keep your health in my prayers. I am sure your home seems empty without Mac to watch over constantly. You and your wife worked tirelessly to try to help Mac overcome this issue, and hopefully This woman will be able to solve his issue. I am sure you are beating yourself up over this, but don't, you did all you could and maybe Mac just needed a change of scenery. You did what you felt was right for Mac at this time.

JerseyWendy 09-17-2013 08:37 AM

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Oh Mike, I am SO so sorry!!! :(

I think THE most important thing is your health. Without that nothing much matters. I hope you can make a full recovery, or as close to it as possible.

You must be besides yourself about your Macki. :( You did what you felt was best for him. Not that it helps any with the empty space in your heart. :( Many many hugs to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Betrisher 09-17-2013 11:09 AM

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I'm *so* sorry to read this, Mike! I can't imagine how you're feeling, but would like you to know I admire what you've done for Mac. Not everyone could do the selfless thing and allow him this chance. Bless your heart for that!

Sending prayers that your health improves quickly. I'm sure when you're feeling better, the whole situation will be easier to bear. Also, it may be that Mac can return to you after some time away? Don't give up hope! Hugs!

ruffledfeathers 09-17-2013 11:10 AM

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I'm sorry! It's hard missing them, even when you know you let them go for the right reasons. Hoping you get an update that he is doing better, and that your health improves as well. I'm sure it's all very discouraging with everything going on right now. Hoping for an improvement!

Kalidasa 09-17-2013 11:45 AM

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I'm so very sorry to hear all this about your health. I sincerely hope things work out for you. Be assured he will most likely thrive in his new environment, and focus on yourself. :)
Peace to you.

SoCalWendy 09-17-2013 12:55 PM

Re: My heart is breaking
 
I'm so sorry Mike. I agree with what every one else said, so I will leave it at that. Hugs!

MarciaLove 09-17-2013 01:32 PM

Re: My heart is breaking
 
I am SO SO sorry I know this must be so hard for you my heart aches to hear this :( I pray you get better and so does Mac.


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