Hi group, we took Jojo to have his follow up dose on Monday. He became stressed and we had to take him home without getting the treatment done.
Long story short, having a sick pet in a pandemic stinks for all parties
Communication is done by phone and while I was waiting in the car, I received a call that he was "rapidly declining". Yikes! I had a budgie die from stress at the vet, so I had to just get him. Once we got home, he promptly preened and ate.
I also found out that Jojo was underweight. From March 7 to April 25, he had lost 12 grams. From April 25 to May 4, he had lost three! Yikes! The vet I spoke with on April 25 said that he had lost some weight, but just not how much. If I had known that, I would have had my helper over. I had my helper over anyway. Jojo had three daily handfeedings of Harrison's Juvenile Formula and his appetite increased a lot after yesterday's.
I'm not sure how to get him his follow up treatment, but he's chirpy and doing good even though he looks awful. His head became sticky from the enrofloxacin and he rubbed his head too much on the swing.
I'll keep up with the heating pad and such and see if there's a mobile vet that can come to us in these times. I wish, I so wish that I had the parasite treatment done at the end of March or when I first posted. Jojo might have had a little more weight on him then to be able to handle stress. I trusted the vet a lot and thought I was doing the right thing.