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In Memory Tributes and Memorials to Budgies which have moved on to the Rainbow Bridge
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This will be a tough post for me to make...

I was up all last night exept for about 3 hours that I slept straight through.

Diamond didn't look good, he was wimpering all night and trying to fly and move around but his legs wouldn't allow him to move. I think the vet may have done too much to him.

I held him for about an hour or so before I put him back to bed so he could rest and get better. He tried to fly and move his wings, but he couldn't really, he just kept hyperextending his body. I told him I loved him repeatedly and in my own way told him to do what he needed to do. I couldn't believe I fell asleep, but I did.

Well, I woke up about 3 hours after I put him to bed and looked into his cage and he was motionless... and he had passed away. I just held him for a long time and kissed him and told him, wherever he was, that I loved him.

I guess he just didn't want to let go while I was holding him. That could've been the ultimate gift he gave me, hanging on just enough to say goodbye.

I miss him so much. It's amazing how something so tiny can bring a grown man to his knees.

I know hindsight is 20/20 but I probably never should've let the vet do all the tests they did. He was fine after the x-rays, I should've never let them do more stuff...

Man do I miss Mr. Blues!

Anyway, I took a tail feather out of him to keep so I could make a memorial for him. I'm gonna put it in a frame with good pics of him and the times we had. I'll post it later, as it's tough enough just writing this post. His body will be shipped to my parents so I can bury him where I can go back to visit if I'd like since there is no place here in AZ (we are in an apt, and have only been here for like 4 months) that would be a good place.

Diamond gave me so much. I will miss him so much, I'll miss just having him around, just being there, talking.. ... saying Diamond is a pretty, pretty biiiiiiiiiiird..

Thank you all for letting me post this..

Diamond - Mr. Blues - Blues a clues - Blues - et.al 1993 - Jan 3. 2008.

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I am so sorry, sometimes when a vet doesn't know what to do, he or she does too much.
I think at 15 extensive tests were not fair to your boy.

Godspeed Diamond!

Your heartfelt memorial is an awesome tribute to your wonderful bird and a wonderful caregiver, you.
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Thats a great your little one lived to the rip age of 15. That says a lot to his care. Big hugs to you, and RIP Diamond.
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So sorry to hear about Diamond! RIP Diamond!
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Aww thats sad. I'm sure he had a great life with a great owner!
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Awe.
That made me cry.
I hope your okay.
Perhaps he held on ntill you fell asleep...
Maybe he didnt want you to see him pass away.
Im so sorry.
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Awww. I am so sorry to hear about Diamond. He lived a terrific life with you, and a long one!

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I am reposting what Budgiekin posted in the Budgie health forum.

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I am so very sorry to hear about your precious little Diamond and would like to offer you and your wife my condolences. My heart sank when I read your post about him having passed away and it also made me cry. This was not what I was hoping to read. How devastating... And yes, it is quite amazing the effect these little ones have on us. (I was never a "pet person" until I had my first budgie!)

I too know about hindsight and wishing I had done things differently. With Apollo, my first budgie, we had brought him in the the vet one evening because he was bleeding from his vent. The vet had poked and prodded him and he had spent the entire night wimpering with us at home. We brought him back the next day where he had exploratory surgery, but that turned out to be too much for the little guy as he had died during recovery. If I could do it over again, I would not have put him through the surgery.......

It is obvious that you had such care and concern for Diamond. You did everything for him out of love, so please remember that. Hold on to that tail feather and think of all of the great memories you have had over the last several years with him.

May Diamond fly high forever and may your memories last a lifetime.

Rest in peace sweetheart.

Budgiekin- your post meant so much to me. It definitely brightened my spirits a lot. I don't know if it's because of the last paragraph you wrote, or because I find solace in knowing that someone else has been in a situation similar to my own, or both. Probably both because I've been beating myself up over this. I wish I wouldn't have allowed the vet to take him back in there the 2nd time. I keep praying that he'll forgive me or show me a sign that he's ok and he knew why I was doing what I was doing and that it's not my fault. If only I could have 24 hours back.

He was my only budgie, and will probably be my only budgie ever as he was brought home by himself without a companion. I couldn't possibly get another one because that budgie just won't compare and it wouldn't be fair to either bird.

Diamond and I were like peas and carrots.

I have some photos to share of him if you don't mind.

Pic1 - Blues and I.
Pic2 - Blues trying to pay the bills.
Pic3 - Blues trying to keep me off the telephone so I would spend some time with him.
Pic4 - Blues playing hide and seek in my wife's hair.
Pic5 - Blues helping my wife with her homework, or asking her to play.. He always did that.. Was so funny!


Hopefully people will read this and realize to spend as much time with your budgie as possible, take time to listen to them chirp, sing, and talk, and to err on the side of caution with your bud... ..You just never know how much time you'll have left with him or her and you don't want them leaving this world with any regrets like I do.
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More pics...

Pic 1 - Blues trying to keep me from writing.
Pic 2 - Blues, my wife and I most recently.

Geez... this is so hard. Life is so ephemeral. Wish that wasn't the case.
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very sorry to hear about Diamond...
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