Update the first:
I won't get the blood results until Monday, which I was expecting. They aren't sure they got enough blood to run a full panel as Lemon is a known bruiser (they give her a vitamin K shot every time beforehand to help with this). They'll run the liver panels first but try to get in everything else. If it doesn't work, I bring her in to get more blood taken (for free, at my vet they don't charge for subsequent visits to complete a task).
As for the x-rays, she appears to have a slightly swollen uterus in keeping with a hen that laid an egg recently. They did a regular x-ray, and a barium x-ray and both show she's got a good strong skeleton, and her thigh bones are full of lots of calcium, ready for another egg should Lemon want one. She also has a lot of muscle under her fat, which is nice to confirm. I didn't have the birth control put in this visit for a couple of reasons:
-Lemon was stressed enough. She'd already been poked and prodded and just wanted to go home.
-If they need more blood for the panel, they could knock her out and do the implant and the blood at the same time
-She's not laid a clutch of eggs, just the one. Birds are funny sometimes and because this was just after picking them up from a two-week stay at the vet, she could have just been so happy to be home she laid about it. If she does lay again though, she's getting the implant.
-Surgery on such a tiny bird isn't to be taken lightly, even if it went perfect last time.
Once I get the blood work results I'll update again.
Here's a bonus pic:
by Moira Aoibheane Parker
, on Flickr