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This keeps the E.R. for only the most current emergencies. Thread Description:How do I make him comfortable?
Unfortunately there is no animal hospital for me to go to, and while I booked to see my vet, I can't get him in until Friday.
Frankie has had health issues for the year or so I've had him. He's had frequent droopy wings, stomach aches, things of the sort. The last time I took him to the vet to get his symptoms checked out she figured he was in perfect health.
When the temperate dropped about a week ago, i noticed he'd started squeaking, and that maybe he'd got a cold or respiratory infection. i quarantined him, kept him warm, and he mostly regained his strength aside from his droopy wing quirk, but he's had this for some time.
Seemingly over night he regressed, becoming more and more exhausted and irritable. When I got home from work today he was still quite rattled, droopy wings and looking really tired. I'vd soaked some millet for him in watered down electrolyte solution that he nibbled a bit, and i'd given him some freshly washed spinach earlier, but he's suddenly taken such a violent turn.
He's breathing heavy, his wings are still drooping but they're away from his body, occassionally vibrating, and his eyes are squinting close. I have him in a warm room with a humidifier away from the rest of his flock in a cage with low perches and some food and water, as well as a blanket nested at the bottom of the cage.
I don't think he'll meet his vet appointment on friday, or even make it until the end of the night at this point. Can I have some advice on maybe how to make him more comfortable? he's losing his balance now and it's absoutely heart breaking to watch.
He's moved to get in his seed cup. His eyes are closed for the most part and he's just shifting every so often to get comfy. I think I've done all I could all things considering... i only hope that he rests and passes in his sleep painlessly now. ...
Wrenmatsu, I am so sorry to hear what you and your budgie are going through. Sadly, I am a budgie newbie, so all I can give you is my condolence, but I hope your little one stays strong enough to get checked up. I really am holding on with you.
He'd hid under a towel completely still for a good twenty or so minutes, and I thought that was it for him... I looked in and he wriggled out, and had apparently still had enough energy in him to make it up onto a perch.
He went into his seed cup to start eating, too, and he ate quite a bit pretty enthusiastically, actually. When he got back to his perch I soaked his seeds, just in case he's suffering from dehydration, and he ate a bit more, too. I added in a few perches higher and even a swing at the top of the cage, and he'd eagerly climbed up to the swing, it's almost miraculous how much energy he seemed to have after I was certain he'd rolled over and died...
We're camped for the night, I have his cage covered in a nice heavy blanket except for one side, I have his humidifier going, and a radiator right next to us. I'll update with his status tomorrow, but he seems a bit more budgie-like, thank goodness. He's still stretching his wings out like he's over heated and vibrating every so often, but he seems like he's ready for sleep like any other night... So proud of him for making it through like that.
Thanks again for all the well wishes. will update soon. <3
I'm very sorry to hear that your Frankie is not well . It sounds like you're doing all you can to make him comfortable in this situation. Prayers that his little burst of renewed vitality will stay with him until he can get help at the appointment Friday.
He's up on the a mid way perch, but hasn't been moving much. His breathing's pretty heavy and his eyes keep shutting closed like he's really tired, but he's still fighting looks like... Poor guy.
Does anyone have any reccomendations of what I can do at this point that make him more comfy? I've been playing gentle music since he woke up so he has some easy, low-key stimulus, still have his humidifier and heater on....
I've been thinking about you and Frankie. You're doing a great job at keeping him comfortable as possible right now. Hang in there Frankie. Has he eaten today yet, or nibbled on millet soaked in electrolyte solution?
Thank you so much, it's so comforting to hear that...
He climbed out of his cage about an hour ago and is sitting on top of the cage, nibbling some of the electrolyte solution soaked millet, yes. He didn't eat much, but it's so humbling to see the little guy hanging in there...