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My sick parakeet by mrsthing on 13 October 2008 8:50pm
Prayers, happy thoughts, good vibes, whatever, for my little blue parakeet Alaea. I know he's just a little bird, but I'm so fond of him. He's been battling an intestinal infection, and he's nothing but skin and bones under his feathers. He's also hurt his wing--it may be broken, though he can fly a little with it. He's spending the night at the vet so they can pump him up with food and fluids, x-ray his wing, and start his medication.

His cage mate is very unhappy, too. She'll have to get treatment as well when he gets home (please, make it "when" and not "if"). The infection is contagious, and it takes a long time to get rid of it.

In a nasty coincidence, the other blue parakeet we had died on Columbus Day weekend two years ago.
Re: My sick parakeet by canaveralgumby on 13 October 2008 9:22pm
Sending my prayers and a kiss on his little head.
Re: My sick parakeet by suzulu on 13 October 2008 10:40pm
Thinking of little Alaea and hope that he will be OK.
Re: My sick parakeet by kazzzz on 13 October 2008 11:31pm
Ohhh poor little thing. I really hope he will be OK. I had a sick budgie a few years ago, he had an op and recovered fully! Alaea is an ace name, where does that come from?
Re: My sick parakeet by perfectbitch on 13 October 2008 11:38pm
All good wishes.

Re: My sick parakeet by Miss-M on 14 October 2008 12:23am
Best wishes to Alaea for a speedy recovery.

Missy xxx
Re: My sick parakeet by mrsthing on 14 October 2008 2:44am
The vet called a little while ago to say he was doing well: eating, drinking, hopping around in his cage. The x-ray didn't come out, so they have to reshoot it tomorrow. If all goes well, he can come home tomorrow afternoon.

My daughter made up his name. Our first two were Raedon and Vyrna, the names of two dragons in a book she read. Vyrna died, and we got Alaea. She was in a phase of giving things Hawaiian-sounding names. He doesn't seem to mind. ;-)
Re: My sick parakeet by Lounge Trekker on 14 October 2008 5:55am
He's NOT 'just a little bird', Mrs. T! He's YOUR little bird. To me he deserves all the thought and love I can pass on to him.

Lounge Softie
Re: My sick parakeet by tucsonmike on 14 October 2008 12:59pm
Glad he is doing better.
Re: My sick parakeet by mrsthing on 14 October 2008 5:23pm
Good news! His wing isn't broken, just badly bruised, and he can come home today! He and his cage mate need meds for the next 30 days, but at least he'll be home and on the mend.

Thanks for your support, everyone!
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