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Follow-up Center Threads made in the Emergency Room forum will be moved here by staff as a way to follow-up with members after their budgie emergency. This keeps the E.R. for only the most current emergencies.

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Old 02-16-2015, 06:26 AM
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My budgie is currently being treated for liver disease and presents with similar symptoms that you described. I take him to an Avian Vet and over the past 3 weeks he has spent 7 nights in hospital intermittently. He is going back in again tomorrow as still not much improvement and just yesterday his nose blistered up and bled a little. Now it looks really sore. He has just completed his third course of antibiotics/anti fungal medication and his symptoms were sleeping a lot, quiet, loss of appetite, weight loss and loss of balance. He has been moved out of his large cage and is in a small cage now to prevent over exercising due to the risk of stroke. I have wrapped a towel in newspaper and placed it at the bottom of his cage for a soft landing when he falls and the perches and food dishes are low down in the cage to reduce the risk of injury. I'm devastated because he doesn't appear to be improving and I was advised that if the anti fungal treatment doesn't work, then it could be a viral infection which he may have picked up as a baby and only presenting now. If this is the case the prognosis is not great. He has lost 10 grams of weight currently weighing just 29 grams (the average weight should be around 40 grams). My poor boy is so unwell and now he is scared of me because I have to give him all his medication. I hate that I can't explain to him what's going on. I really hope he pulls through.


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Old 02-16-2015, 09:52 AM
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I hope that Niamf's little boy has a speedy recovery! I think it's great that you're working with your avian vet. The more information you can give them, the better. Do either of them get better when away from your home environment? I'm just wondering if they are getting some sort of airborne intoxication (like fumes from the heating or kitchen, for example).

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No his condition has been progressive in both environments and I'm diligent with what I use in the kitchen etc. he seems a bit more stable on his feet this morning and is making the odd chirp so hopefully he's starting to turn a corner. Taking him back to the vet later today and hopefully they will also see an improvement.

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My little boy is back in hospital. Waiting on news as the vet wants to collaborate with colleagues before making further decisions. The sore on his nose is now a suspected tumour.
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If she has fatty liver, start soaking and sprouting her seeds asap in order to minimize additional fat in her diet. If you can, get her to eat greens as well, the more bitter, the better. Keep us posted, hoping for the best for you both!
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Your budgie does sound very sick if he will eat get some milk thistle extract, soak his seed in it or some millet feed him a much as he will eat, perhaps the vet will need to crop feed him a couple of times to get him back on the road to recovery. I am sending healing thoughts to him and a hug to you.
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Here in Spain, there is a medicine for protecting liver (it's called "protector hepático") that they mix with an oil base and it contains milk thistle. That might help, as well as what Cathy suggests.

I had no idea that sprouting seeds was better for their liver!! Since Sammy has had an enlarged liver once while ill, I think I might research how to sprout!
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