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I cannot give him this chelation med anymore, it's going to kill him!

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Buddy is holding his wings out again after this morning's dose and is breathing hard. He did that yesterday with it. The med is going to kill him quicker than the metal toxicity!

He was acting so much better this morning before the med. He was playing and eating on his own. He was talking and doing the kissies. I give him the med and he gets nauseated and does the heavy breathing.

My vet won't be back until Monday so the med can't be changed until then and no other vet will help me because they haven't seen Buddy. Plus, we are bordering on broke, I want to take him to see another vet since mine is out of town, but after spending out on my bird fund and $400 on top of it, I can't.

What do I do? Do I take him off of it until Monday? Is he breathing hard because he's nauseated? Is it a bad reaction? like an allergy? I wish I knew but either way I cannot watch him breathe hard like that with his wings open a little. I know that is not good at all.

Poor poor Buddy. I'm sitting here crying and I don't know what to do. Yesterday after the med he went to the bottom of the cage after doing what he's doing now. That stuff is going to kill him!

I wanted to help him when I rescued him, now I feel like I'm failing him.

I hope that crap wears off soon. :(
 

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It won't kill him to stop the meds for a few days until he can see the vet.
 

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Definately, take him off of it. He is reacting to something in the medication. Continue to give him the peanut butter and the metamucil. Watch him closely so he doesn't get dehydrated. Until you are able to see a vet again, give him supportive care & lots of fluids.

You aren't failing him. He would have died for sure if you hadn't taken him in and you are doing everything you have been told by the vet and everything in your power.

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When Jasper ate a whiffle ball and got impacted, it took 5 weeks of peanut butter and metamucil to get it all out. Have you been inspecting his poop to see if there are metal schards coming out. Pick poop up on white paper and spread around to see if there are any solids in it. I bacame and expert poop inspector with Jasper.
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Oh poor Buddy...I agree with what everyone said. If I thought the meds were causing this, i would definitely stop until I spoke to the vet...:hug8:
 

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It won't kill him to stop the meds for a few days until he can see the vet.
That's good to know. Thank you!

Definately, take him off of it. He is reacting to something in the medication. Continue to give him the peanut butter and the metamucil. Watch him closely so he doesn't get dehydrated. Until you are able to see a vet again, give him supportive care & lots of fluids.

You aren't failing him. He would have died for sure if you hadn't taken him in and you are doing everything you have been told by the vet and everything in your power.

I think he's allergic to it. Yes, I am doing everything I possibly can, including praying so hard. Thank you for the encouragement.

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When Jasper ate a whiffle ball and got impacted, it took 5 weeks of peanut butter and metamucil to get it all out. Have you been inspecting his poop to see if there are metal schards coming out. Pick poop up on white paper and spread around to see if there are any solids in it. I bacame and expert poop inspector with Jasper.
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Oh wow, he ate a whiffle ball? I'm so glad he is ok. No, I haven't been looking through the poop but I'll start. I have a big magnet, would it pick up any pieces from the droppings?

If you don't feel right about it, stop.

Sometimes we don't listen to our gut, and there is no turning back if you are right.
Exactly. And my gut says no more of that. My poor baby.

I know all birds can react differently to different things but is there a chelation med that works well that is known for the least amount of side effects?

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
:hug8::hug8:
 

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I'm so sorry you're going through this...but no med should hurt more than it helps. You're not failing this little guy, he's lucky to have you :hug8:
 

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Oh Sweetheart, I am just so upset for you. Maybe the dosage is wrong. Maybe your giving him too much? I would stop for sure. Can you get any fluids into him to maybe help him get rid of it?

I can't imagine how stressed you are right now.

Big Time prayers coming.

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I'm so sorry you're going through this...but no med should hurt more than it helps. You're not failing this little guy, he's lucky to have you :hug8:
Thank you, he is such a sweet little boy. I love him so much. I wish I hadn't given him the med today. Yesterday when he was holding his wings out he wasn't breathing real hard like he's doing now. The reaction is worse today.

Oh Sweetheart, I am just so upset for you. Maybe the dosage is wrong. Maybe your giving him too much? I would stop for sure. Can you get any fluids into him to maybe help him get rid of it?

I can't imagine how stressed you are right now.

Big Time prayers coming.

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Thank you for the prayers Ginger, I'm praying so hard. I wonder if a little milk thistle would get it out of him?
I'm afraid to give him anything by mouth until his breathing slows down.

I have a call into the home vet that I've used before, the receptionist said he hasn't called back yet.
 

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I don't want to be negative at a time like this, but gosh darn those vets. It seems that they just aren't there for you when you need them. Maybe it's just because it's the holidays?

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I don't want to be negative at a time like this, but gosh darn those vets. It seems that they just aren't there for you when you need them. Maybe it's just because it's the holidays?

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It doesn't sound negative, it's frustrating me to death. My vet is out of town and the on call emergency vet isn't answering his cell phone for the receptionist. Yeah, it's the holidays but animals have emergencies then too. :(




ML, did your birdy have any reaction to the DMSA? Does it work on all metals?
 

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waiting here with you for the effects to wear off. :hug8: for Buddy.
 

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Oh I am so sorry to hear his breathing is still rough....I hope that vet calls you back soon. :hug8:
 
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