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Urgent Advice Please- Alfie Is Sick

Discussion in 'Health' started by Lisa7284, May 14, 2019.

  1. cazimodo

    cazimodo Regular Member

    Just a thought Lisa. Did the vet do a crop swab? If it's not bacteria it could be a yeast infection. Frodo was treated for both.

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  2. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    One of the things that Chiko was treated and tested for...... although it was never confirmed as both cultures done in their own lab and those sent away, did not produce anything ....was Psueudomonas and Mycoplasma, these are difficult to culture, and normally more associated with poultry. He was treated with Linco-spectin powder, which the vets weighed out into vials and I had to put in his water, and he wasn’t allowed any wet food (fruit and veg) at all, so that he took on enough of the medication. I think he had two or three courses of it.
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  3. Lisa7284

    Lisa7284 Regular Member

    Yes, he had a crop swab on Wednesday, I am assuming that is what he was testing for but I will check with him later.

    Yesterday the vet said he wanted me to try Alfie with some chicken and egg today. He ate some chicken for breakfast so I will try him with egg later today. It was nice to see him eating some solid food, although I did have to practically pop it in his mouth. He has also been outside this morning, there was a slight warm breeze and he seemed to like it. Meds given- he grabbed hold of my fingers with his 'feet' I was quite impressed with how strong his grip was, to think it was only 2 days ago when he was lying lifeless in the towel when I injected him, today he was fighting back quite a bit. Pictures of droppings sent to the vet and he said he can definitely see improvement in them. Alfie is still sleeping quite a bit but has spent the day in the lounge with us, instead of my bedroom.
  4. cazimodo

    cazimodo Regular Member

    Definitely signs of improvement by the sound of it Lisa. We're all crossing fingers and claws here that he keeps getting better.

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  5. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Glad to hear he’s sounding brighter xx
  6. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member

    Sounds like progress, let's hope he continues to get stronger and be back to himself soon. You will feel so much better thyself too once you can relax a bit.
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  7. JessCheekyMia

    JessCheekyMia Regular Member

    Good boy Alfie, taking your meds and showing improvment. You do make your Mummy proud. Keep in there and you will soon be back to good health. Well done Mummy Xx
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  8. Stinkie

    Stinkie Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    We're all rooting for the green chicken!
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  9. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Did you just answer the age old question that everybody has been wondering about for years?!?!? :watchout:

    which came first the :emoji_chicken: or the :emoji_cooking: ..... so it was the chicken! :biggrin:
    Ok we need another conundrum answering … did this chicken cross the road before or after the egg was laid and why? :risas3:

    How's he doing today? Errr best clarify I mean Alfie not the chicken or the egg!
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  10. Lisa7284

    Lisa7284 Regular Member

    @DizzyBlue :lol::lol: His ate a lot yesterday. Chicken, pear, apple, carrot, pepper and some baby parrot food. Drank lots just before bed so I didn't disturb him much last night. He was far more active yesterday evening and last night but then today he has gone back to sleeping quite a bit. He is still eating and drinking- not by himself off the spoon. If something falls on the cage floor he just looks at it like he just doesn't have the energy to get it. He was more vocal yesterday but he has been making the odd noise at me. His poor tummy looks a bit bruised so I sent pictures to the vet and he said this is normal. Today was he last injection, from tomorrow all his medication is to be administered orally (thank god!)

    He put up quite a good fight when it was injection time. Vet says the improvement is slow but he can see improvement. Still waiting for result from the tests he did on Saturday.
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  11. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member

    It seems he is gathering his strength.
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  12. Ararajuba

    Ararajuba Regular Member

    Phew! Sounds like you've had a lot of drama and upset there, but I'm glad Alfie is showing signs of being on the mend and hope he continues getting better. :emoji_fingers_crossed:It would be helpful to discover what is actually wrong with him too, so I hope the vet also makes some progress with this.
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  13. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    Common Alfie my finger being crossed for so long is giving them cramp, I hope you are ok Lisa