Thankyou for all the lovely replies everyone
Nemo is currently doing much better today. She was chirping a little again and chasing and bossing Raz about like she used to. Still more quiet and sleepy than usual but much better than yesterday when she was still very tired and slept most of the day but fortunately there's been no vomiting since Friday
After getting her to the vet successfully the vet had a look at her droppings 1st which were abnormally formed but no unusual findings in them. After doing a crop wash it was found that she had a very large build up of bacteria that is naturally present but it was in such large numbers that it was making her sick. The vet said that she had never seen such a large amount of cells and that was certain to be very irritable on her crop and throat which would have caused the vomiting.
The vet looked at her physically and I mentioned the other vet I'd gone to previously that had said he felt a swollen intestine but this vet said she couldn't feel anything out of the ordinary all she could feel was formation of an egg. So Nemo is currently with an Egg which she'll probably lay in the next few days. The vet gave her some fluids and a vitamin injection just to help in case Nemo didn't have enough calcium or vitamins currently especially with her body under so much stress. Nemo is also currently in the middle of a moult as well, so a moult and forming an egg has probably thrown her body into a lot of stress which could have caused the normal bacteria to go out of control.
I was given antibiotics for Nemo to help with the bacteria levels and help soothe her throat/crop. It must he working as she hasn't thrown up since starting the medication. I also have vitamin and calcium supplements that I'm adding to the water to give her a bit of a boost. I've also increased the veggies and am giving some egg food daily now again for a bit of a boost. I'm to keep an eye on her and if anything seems wrong to bring her back in for some blood tests or an xray as we're concerned the egg may be too soft as I haven't supplied much calcium at all
. But hopefully it won't come to that. She hasn't vomited since, she's been taking her medicine well, healthy appetite, eating cuttlebone happily, drinking water with the added supplements, eating egg food and veggies; fingers crossed Nemo will be okay! I just need to stay vigilant and ensure this egg passes safely.
I am also so relieved there's no swollen organs or lumps (at least not obviously) that have shown up. I wonder what that other vet was feeling? Plus this vet does have a way around the dangers of xrays. Instead of putting birds under anaesthetic they simply (rather funnily) use sticky tape to tape the bird down for a few seconds while they snap an image haha. I thought that was brilliant. It might be a bit uncomfortable for the bird and a bit weird for us to look at but it definitely beats any risks of anaesthesia
Raz was also looked at surprisingly he doesn't have an over growth of bacteria but then he's not going through a moult or laying an egg
so maybe thats why. His fecal test did come back with some shocking results though. His fecal matter contains lots of fibers! Blue and red fibers. Apparently he's been chewing and then ingesting fibers from the towels I keep over their cage! I didn't even think they'd do that.I'd heard the dangers of getting tangled in rope toys and the dangers of birds chewing and ingesting rope perches which I stopped using many many months ago for that reason ( Raz who liked chewing the rope perch then too) but I never connected the same could happen with the towels I use to cover them up. I'll now have to switch to usin a sheet which wouldn't be as easy to ingest.