01-03-2016, 02:11 PM
I'm so sorry to hear your little budgie is so sick.
Can you hold her up by your ear to see if you hear a "clicking" noise when she breathes?
She may have aspirated some of the liquid into her lungs this morning which could be why she's coughing or, as indicated by the emergency clinic, she may have pneumonia.
Can you get her into her regular Avian Vet tomorrow morning?
I'd call them back and indicate she needs to be seen as soon as possible tomorrow to determine if it is pneumonia. If the Avian Vet can't take care of the necessary tests at her office, then I would strongly recommend you make the trip to the Emergency Clinic in order to get your budgie the proper diagnosis and treatment protocol.
To help with respiratory issues, you can put your budgie’s cage in the bathroom when you run hot water through the shower so the cage is in the hot steamy air -- that will help open the airways.
Another option is to tent the cage with a sheet and place a pot or kettle of boiling water under the sheet where your budgie is unable to touch it and allow the steam to accumulate that way. If you have pure eucalyptus oil, you can put one tiny drop into the water as that will also help to clear the airways so the budgie is better able to breathe.
I would not try to give her more medicine this evening given her condition. Instead, make sure she is warm and try to keep her hydrated. Make sure she has fresh water available and offer her millet spray soaked in an electrolyte solution.
See the following link - if you can't get the electrolyte today, you can make your own using the recipe.
Sending lots of positive thoughts, healing energy and prayers for your little one.
Please be sure to give us an update in this thread on her condition.