Words of Encouragement..

Yanii

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My 5 week old cockatiel started wet sneezing 4 days ago. At first I thought it was just allergies since my 3 1/2 month old female wasn’t showing any similar symptoms and he was eating, popping, acting totally normal and playing. Fast forward 2 days later and I come home to find him with a bloody wing and still wet sneezing but more frequent now. I took him straight to the avian hospital an hour away. They said he just broke a blood feather but luckily it coagulated quickly on its own and will be totally fine. They prescribed moloxicam for any wing pain and Doxycycline to treat his respiratory issue and prevent secondary infection. He’s been taking his meds just fine since and seemed to be doing very well. Eating, pooping all normal. This morning I woke to feed formula and medicate, however, he was breathing labored, clicking noises, shaking his head and flinging mucus. Refused to feed. Made squeaky noises and could hear him wheezing. Immediately rushed back to the hospital this morning. I called on the way and as soon as we came inside, I had a team of techs come out and take Ricky to the back. They came out and said they put him in the oxygen incubator. They’re keeping him there for a few hours to calm and then will be sedating for X-Rays, bloodwork, etc. I’m a total mess and can’t stop ugly crying. We’re so bonded it hurts. I need to know he’s going to be ok! Please pray for my little love..

Has anyone gone through something similar and if so, was your little ok in the end? I’m totally beside myself and don’t know what to do for the next 5-6 hours while he’s there. Alone and scared, I’m so feeling the same..

Pics to show Ricky and I.


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I have had what appears to be perfectly healthy cockatiels die suddenly with no warning,
I have also had cockatiels hang on through what seems like incredible odds. Up to and including a wing amputation.
Praying for your little one.
wes
 
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Yanii

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I have had what appears to be perfectly healthy cockatiels die suddenly with no warning,
I have also had cockatiels hang on through what seems like incredible odds. Up to and including a wing amputation.
Praying for your little one.
wes
Oh my! I’m so sorry to hear that! I hope my little one pulls through.. he’s in good care so I have faith.. I’m praying for a miracle though! If anything I’m feeling a little at ease that they said he wasn’t critical at this point so that means I brought him in perfect timing to help!
 

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Its not unusual for parrots to develop a respiratory issue when brought home - happened to me the last 2 parrots I got. Antibiotics, the RIGHT ones, clear things up well, make sure to use ALL the meds, dont stop when things look better.

Wishing you all the best luck.
 
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Its not unusual for parrots to develop a respiratory issue when brought home - happened to me the last 2 parrots I got. Antibiotics, the RIGHT ones, clear things up well, make sure to use ALL the meds, dont stop when things look better.

Wishing you all the best luck.
Thank you! Really appreciate it!
 

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