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Old 03-11-2010, 08:14 PM
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Re: Need ideas/advice...how to move a B&G

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I forgot to mention, Amitriptyline can be compounded into a transdermal, meaning you won't have to give it to her orally, just rub prescibed amount up under her wing and it absorbs through the skin. Works just as great.
I honestly couldn't tell you how it works, I don't think any ever actually made it into her digestive system. I think I will look into getting some transdermal after we move, THANK YOU for telling me about that!

I doubt most of her feathers will ever grow back, but if she would STOP plucking what do come it,my heart would really appreciate it. About once a month I uncover her in the morning and see blood drops on her foot, or her belly, and my heart just about stops. I'm so afraid one day she will get a bad bleed during the night and I won't find it in time
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:53 PM
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Re: Need ideas/advice...how to move a B&G

If it gets that bad, there is also another med that can be used that is somewhat more potent. It can be made into transdermal also. But I would try the Amitriptyline first. Good luck.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:52 AM
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Re: Need ideas/advice...how to move a B&G

Just wondering how things were going. Getting everything squared away and ready to move?
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:44 PM
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Re: Need ideas/advice...how to move a B&G

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Just wondering how things were going. Getting everything squared away and ready to move?
I goofed and double scheduled myself Monday, so I had to change my girl's vet appointment to Tuesday. (I go to the doc twice a week for non-stress tests and amniotic fluid indexes on the baby, plus a regular OB appointment)

Going to talk to the vet about sedatives then, and get her nails and beak trimmed. I may ask about the amitriptyline in a transdermal, but I'm thinking I will wait on that until we move.

I'm so frustrated with customs/border crossings, I called I don't know how many places this week, and I know nothing more than I did when I started...that if she doesn't LOOK healthy, they won't cross her. Apparently whether she looks healthy is arbitrarily up to whomever checks her at the border. No one has a solid answer on what happens if they say she isn't healthy, other than for us to turn back, and at that point, we'll be hundreds of miles from the nearest airport, so I'm pretty much set on flying her right now.

I do want to see what my vet thinks, though. If she has reservations about putting my girl on a plane, I will have to decide at that point whether perhaps a new home is the best thing for her...I don't want to think about that until I talk to the vet, though, because she's MY baby, and I don't want to rehome her.

We don't actually move until mid-July, so most of my focus, besides a bajillion phone calls to Canada, is on the baby, he'll be here in about 3 weeks, give or take, of course, and I'm really not completely ready

Hubby told me last night...you know, you REALLY need to pack a bag for you and him to have at the hospital...yeah...and I should probably put his clothes in his dresser and fold his diapers and get the changing table set up, but I'm totally missing any energy LOL. Gah, so my focus right now is getting my little one out and home safely. We'll start the major stuff for the move in May, probably. We're still mostly packed from a move last September (we knew we would be moving again soon, so we unpacked the basics and left the rest packed), plus we have movers that will come in and do the rest of the actual packing and loading the trucks and such.

I've scheduled the cats for their health checks for the move in July (has to be within 10 days of border crossing, I believe), and I'll schedule the birds once I've talked to the vet.

Our 'tiels will probably be rehomed. I adore them, but they aren't really "pets". We sort of rescued them from a lady dying of cancer about 5.5 years ago, but they prefer to be caged birds and get miffed if we take them out to let them wander. I've tried to find out if they need CITES certificates, I think they do, but seriously, trying to get answers from Canada is like trying to have a conversation with a rock. Anyway, I don't think they really care about WHO they live with, as long as they get their food, water, and treats, so I think it might be kinder to give them away than stick them in the car for a month or longer. Haven't decided about that, either....even though they aren't the most friendly things in the world, I'm used to their whistling and chirping, and I find them very entertaining. I may even fly them to my son in Florida, not sure if the airlines would let them fly together or not, if not, that wouldn't work, they freak out when they are more than a foot from each other
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:32 AM
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Re: Need ideas/advice...how to move a B&G

You sure have got your hands full right now. Concentrate on the baby right now and the other will fall into place.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:29 AM
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Re: Need ideas/advice...how to move a B&G

here's my dumb idea. How about transporting by boat avoiding Canada altogether?
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:16 AM
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Re: Need ideas/advice...how to move a B&G

Actually, that's not a dumb idea. I wonder if it can be done?

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Old 03-15-2010, 01:54 PM
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Re: Need ideas/advice...how to move a B&G

That'd sure be helpful, going by sea.

I hope all goes well for you, and I'm sorry about everything you've been through.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:27 AM
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Re: Need ideas/advice...how to move a B&G

Quote: Originally Posted by deniseb925 View Post
here's my dumb idea. How about transporting by boat avoiding Canada altogether?
There is a ferry from Alaska to Washington. Unfortunately, from where I am, I have to drive through Canada to get to the port in Alaska to board it.
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Re: Need ideas/advice...how to move a B&G

Oh my gosh!! It seems like you are stuck at every turn!! Flying sounds like your only out. It will work out for you, just have faith.
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