Cody

Lisa7284

Regular Member
At least you have answers now and once they know what it is they can treat it. I don't know much about this condition but your little Cody sounds like a right little fighter!
 

codythegrey

Regular Member
Thanks everyone for all thats been said and all the wishes :)

You guys are all fab! 
By the looks of the googling ive just done he has a long road ahead till hes 100% 

Did he get this through something we have done or not done?

How can we prevent it from happening again?

so many questions  :russianroulette:
 

TomsMum

Administrator
Admin
Nebulising is quite easy... You can use your normal cage, or a smaller cage is better, covered with a towel, and the bird breathes in the nebulised fluid, usually F10 antiseptic, sometimes medication for around half and hour. The medication course for aspers is usually around 42 days, but it depends which drug they are using. Your vet will give you all the details... And if there is anything you are unsure about, ask the vet to explain it again. everyone on the forum will help you out too.
 

codythegrey

Regular Member
Itraconazole i believe she said

she did say there was a better 1 thats in america and its £400 but not licensed

she said she has had a lot of success with Itraconazole
 
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Lou

Regular Member
well this has been a rollercoaster to read! so pleased your boy has a diagnosis and treatment can start, sending love to you all xxx
 

TomsMum

Administrator
Admin
Aspers is all around us in the air.... Nothing you've necessarily done or not done, so don't go beating yourself up about it.


You can check for any damp conditions, and make sure any seed you feed is top quality (Scarlett's is!) and just make sure you check other things for mould e.g peanuts... And ensure fruit and veg is always fresh. you can clean cage, toys, food dishes, etc with the F10 - there are two sorts one clear which is the same product as the antiseptic one and then there's one with a cleanser added which has a green colour... You mustn't use the green coloured one for nebulising.
 

Scarlett

Guest
You cannot prevent it, as already said. Though peanuts in the shell, old food or dirty seed, and mouldy toys can be a cause also (which is why I hate when pet stores sell that crap)

I`m so pleased the little guy came through and now you know what you`re dealing with.

They do say it`s a bit like cancer in that it`s never cured but in remission, though that`s not to say that once he`s rid of it it would ever come back.

In the throat is actually easier than the air sacks to some degree. Nebulising is so easy to do and the birds actually enjoy it once they get used to it, you can make i fun bonding time and give him his favourite treats while he`s under the nebuliser

So...when is he coming home?
 

Cody's mummy

Regular Member
Hi toms mum


We only ever buy from Scarlett's :)...... Will be placing another scarlets order tonight when kids are asleep think he deserves a special treat too!
 

codythegrey

Regular Member
You cannot prevent it, as already said. Though peanuts in the shell, old food or dirty seed, and mouldy toys can be a cause also (which is why I hate when pet stores sell that crap)

I`m so pleased the little guy came through and now you know what you`re dealing with.

They do say it`s a bit like cancer in that it`s never cured but in remission, though that`s not to say that once he`s rid of it it would ever come back.

In the throat is actually easier than the air sacks to some degree. Nebulising is so easy to do and the birds actually enjoy it once they get used to it, you can make i fun bonding time and give him his favourite treats while he`s under the nebuliser

So...when is he coming home?
She said if he cant come home tomorrow we can go visit again for as long as we want.

so im guessing if not tomorrow it will be monday
 

codythegrey

Regular Member
Would 1 of scarletts purifiers sort the horrible flying stuff out? (had to word that politely---i edited a few times)
 

Bradders

Parrot Power!
Regular Member
So good you can visit though, I sense from your posts the relief you had when you visited today and as you've said earlier, if he took ill, it might be traumatic getting him back. He's settled and he knows you are still around. Spend some time with him tomorrow, that will lift his spirits then he'll be home in no time.
 

Scarlett

Guest
An air purifier won`t stop everything but it does help, and the uv in the back kills bacteria, with asper you have to be careful of secondary inections
 

codythegrey

Regular Member
An air purifier won`t stop everything but it does help, and the uv in the back kills bacteria, with asper you have to be careful of secondary inections
so in cody's case you think it might help?

P.S you selling any shares in scarletts?  :biggrin:
 
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TomsMum

Administrator
Admin
Yes ... Because of Tommy's long and protracted set of illnesses... We have gone paranoid.... And use anything we can to help... Including an air purifier with UV.


Wishing Cody a speeding recovery.
 

MarkT

Regular Member
After what happened with Tommy, we've gone a bit mad on filters and stuff, I have a 'clinical grade' UV-C air filter and also a bog standard HEPA filter. I have also bought one of the UV-C wands. The problem with the aspergillum spores is that they are the hardest sort to neutralise and UV-C needs a fair bit of power and long 'dwell time'. I have researched this until my head spins because I couldn't go through again what happened to Tommy. It still cuts me up, even though we did all we could for him. The only winners out of all of this were the vets.

I just don't know what has happened to 2015 - there seem to have been SO many poorly birds and it breaks my heart to read about everyone's struggle to get their birds better. Is it that the weather has been just so appalling this year that these bugs and spores have multiplied far more than other years?
 
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