Hi All, I don't post here much (if at all) but I do appreciate everything I read here, so thanks! My WCP (15 - 20yo female) just got hospitalized because she's been losing weight rapidly (about 5 grams a day) over the past week. She's been eating, and playing, and otherwise looks normal, except for sleeping a bit more than usual, being a bit grouchy, and having a bit of polyuria. I can tell she didn't feel 100%, so I took her into emergency this morning and they held onto her for more diagnostics (her main vet had taken a CBC and an xray last week, which was transfered to the emergency vet hospital). She's in very good hands at the emergency vet and the avian specialist on staff called me and told me that while they don't know what's causing the weight loss yet (they ruled out heavy metals, egg binding, and a heart murmur), she's otherwise stable, she's very sweet, and is easily stepping up for everyone. I asked the specialist whether she thought that it would be ok for me to take a planned trip tomorrow (Wed to Sunday), or whether I should stick around in case Cricket takes a turn for the worse. She says that with birds you can't always tell, but for the most part, she thinks Cricket is stable enough that she's not going to take a nosedive at some point (knock on wood). She seemed pretty confident that Cricket would still be alive, regardless of the diagnosis, by the time I got home. My question to all of you is, would you go on your trip? I'm flying to NorCal from SoCal (so not far) to help my parents (my mother's not well and I help out) and to go to my neice's bday party (who I rarely get to see and she loves her auntie), so I really don't want to miss this trip. But it wouldn't be the end of the world if I did. I can always reschedule the flight for later in the week, but it will cost probably a couple hundred and with the $$$ in vet bills I'm already paying, something is just telling me to get on the plane tomorrow. What are your thoughts on this? Obviously I have to make this decision myself, but I'd love to hear from the Pi world.