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Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by Garlynn, 4/13/19 at 9:45 AM.

  1. Garlynn

    Garlynn Checking out the neighborhood

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    yesterday my beautiful double headed yellow Amazon was diagnosed with a “mass” in her chest. It was recommended that she be put down, but then the Dr said take her home and spend as much time with her. She goes through the motion of regurgitating but I never saw anything come up. I am feeding her baby food to make it easy for her. She is eating n drinking water. I don’t want to let her go but I also don’t want her to suffer. Does anybody know of any medication that can devolve the mass or am I just reaching for the stars? She also does not look like she is suffering.
     
  2. Princessbella

    Princessbella Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month

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    I am so sorry. Did you go to an avian vet?
     
  3. Hankmacaw

    Hankmacaw Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    I don't know, but don't think that there is any medication that would "dissolve" the mass. There are a couple of things you can do that MAY give your baby a longer life and a more comfortable one.

    First you can give your bird Prozyme https://smile.amazon.com/Lambert-Ka...7162&s=gateway&sprefix=prozyme,aps,201&sr=8-7 which will help digest it's food and provide more nutrients. Reglan (Metaclopramide) will reduce the regurgitation and probiotics will keep her digestion stable.

    My Hank died from a carcogenic mass that pressed on his heart until it stopped his heart. He was loved, made comfortable and loved until he died.
     
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  4. enigma731

    enigma731 Rollerblading along the road Avenue Veteran

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    Do we know what the mass is? If it's a tumor, then there's probably nothing that can be done. If it's an abscess or fungal granuloma, then intervention might be possible. But it may not be possible to determine that.
     
  5. Kodigirl210

    Kodigirl210 Rollerblading along the road

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    Did the doctor do a needle aspirate? I have to believe so if the vet made the determination they couldn’t do treatment.

    That being said it is most likely due to the size and positioning of the mass-it is probably pressing down on everything so she feels like her heart and tummy are feeling squished which will make her feel like she needs to throw up. It’s just a reflexive action on her part and not an indication of pain, probably just a little discomfort. Like an itch you just can’t quite scratch or when you have a tickle in your throat and feel like you should cough but it doesn’t quite get there.

    I know that if it comes to that you will take her back to the vet and until then as long as she continues to eat, drink and breathe without any undue stress-cuddle, scritch & treat galore your special little girl. Hopefully it will give you both the time you need.

    :sadhug2::sad14: :sadhug2:
     
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  6. sunnysmom

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    I'm so sorry. Maybe get a second opinion?
     
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    Crazy4parrots Rollerblading along the road Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Veteran

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    A picture would help.. is it visible?
     
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