I write this with a heavy, shattered heart.
Sunflower passed away one week ago today. I have not had the ability to post an in memory on her because I have been in so much pain since her passing.
Last Sunday night, I got home and noticed that she was obviously having trouble laying an egg. I had never seen such a sight! Her vent was more swollen than I had ever thought could realistically happen with such a small bird.
In a panic, I did everything that is recommended for an egg bound budgie. Warm bath, rubbed olive oil around the egg, lubricated the cloaca and even tried preparation H. Heating pad, humidifier, warm quiet place to rest.
She was scheduled to go to the vet first thing in the morning. Though I am still trying to pay off all of Banana's vet bills, I just couldn't bear to lose my Sun Sun!
The next morning I woke to check on her and she was gone... I can't even describe my pain! Only six months ago I lost her mom, Peaches, tragically from a sudden stroke/heart attack in my hands. Not even two months have passed since her dad, Banana, lost his battle with heart/liver disease and a more than likely cancerous tumor. Never in a million years did I see this coming...
I made a YouTube video of Sunflower singing and diving into her portable wine bag that she loved. It was a way of me coping after Banana passed away. I would play it for the three fids multiple times daily.
Here is the link for Sunflower's video.
Sometimes life is not fair. I just pray God gives me the strength to carry on, despite my budgie family that I have known for so many years being torn apart.