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Evening Everybirdie,

Just arrived at the vet and checked in Princess. She is in very poor shape - feathers extremely puffed, breathing heavily, whimpering, and she had a big lump of dark green droppings stuck to her vent when I got home from work not too long ago. Will keep you all posted and hope she'll be okay:(
 

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Oh Nick, I'm so sorry to hear that Princess is not well. Wishing you both the best in this hard time. Good luck, you will be in our prayers!!!
So sorry to hear this and I'm glad you got her to an Avian Vet right away.

Sending healing energy, positive thoughts and prayers for Princess. :hug:

We'll be looking forward to your updates.
Thanks Kristen/Deb. She's getting checked and her vitals taken now. This past few months, she's always had frequent and similar severe puffs when she's moulting, but her wheezing and dropping stuck to vent really put me on high alert tonight. This place I'm at is an emergency pet clinic nearby and I confirmed the doctor who'll be treating princess is an avian vet prior to bringing her here. As soon as that was confirmed, I just rushed her over.

Get well soon Princess :)
Thanks Chirper
 

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Oh Nick, let's stay positive you did the best thing as soon as you could. Princess come on sweetie we are all thinking and sending healing thoughts for you to get better.
Hugs and positive wishes to you Nick. :hug:
 

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I'm sorry your Princess hasn't been feeling well. :( I'm sending my best wishes for your Princess' steady and full recovery.
Hopefully with your very swift action to have Princess examined, she will soon get back to her old self. :hug:
 

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Thanks everyone for all your support, friends:grouphug:

Update: I have just brought Princess home back from the vet earlier this morning. She was diagnosed with Respiratory Distress/Dyspnea and Gastroenteritis last night at the clinic and was left there overnight for the following treatment:

Oxygen Supplementation
Saline Nebulization
Warm Normasol R Fluid Therapy
Enrofloxacin
Metoclopramide
Metronidazole

Her overall state was much alleviated since last night but she'll need to be taken to another Avian specialist for further examination and treatment. The thing that worries me the most is her overall health and immune seems quite poorly as diagnosed by the doctor. The most apparent sigh of this is her continued weight drop (now at only 35 grams) and frequent moulting over the past few months compared to my other birds. All this time, she has always displayed very active behavior and normal appetite, so this easily camouflages her actual condition of well-being. As a matter of fact, she seems to move and fly around more often than her fellow flock that I've always assumed that this is what's keeping her more 'lean' than the others.

I want to mention that the doctor at the clinic who treated Princess was not an accredited avian specialist as what the office staff led me to believe during my call prior to going. She did handle exotic animals there and fairly experienced with general treatment of pet birds. This is why Princess has to be taken to a real Avian vet for further treatment under her advisement. I was really disappointed by this last night but under the circumstances, it was truly better than delaying another day. What matters is that the severity of my little girl's health was spotted which I'm grateful for.

She's still slightly puffed right now but looks much more normal than yesterday and also eating/drinking normally while I prep her for another trip today. Thanks for following everyone!:wave:
 

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Thanks for the update, Nick. It's good your Princess is feeling a bit better and is getting her appetite back.
Best of luck on your upcoming trip to the avian vet.
We're all praying and rooting for your budgie girl's full recovery. :pray:
 
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