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<Update 12/22> (#120) Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

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re: <Update 12/21> (#105) Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

That's very good news. :hug8:
 

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Re: <Update 12/4> Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

Like I said, we would be checking the doses to make sure they are prescribed correctly and making sure the decimal point is in the right place etc., according to the same medical books the vets themselves use. No one is suggesting that any member here use those doses to treat their own birds of different species, weights, or etc. - besides these meds require prescriptions from a vet, can't be bought over the counter.
I can assist in this a little, as I work at an animal hospital/sepcialist center, and have access to a libray of medical books, many focusing on exotics and avian treatments. Plus, one of the doctors I work with on a regular basis, and happen to be friends with is an experienced avian vet and he is always willing to offer free advice :)

So happy to hear Mikey is feeling better!
 

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re: <Update 12/21> (#105) Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

I'm glad he is doing better.
 

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Re: <Update 12/4> Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

I can assist in this a little, as I work at an animal hospital/sepcialist center, and have access to a libray of medical books, many focusing on exotics and avian treatments. Plus, one of the doctors I work with on a regular basis, and happen to be friends with is an experienced avian vet and he is always willing to offer free advice :)

So happy to hear Mikey is feeling better!
This is good to know :D
 
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re: <Update 12/21> (#105) Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

Moderators - Please update 12/21.. Thanks :heart:

I am sorry that I have not updated everyone sooner but have been depressed. :( I took Mikey back to the vet on Saturday and he has lost 6 grams and told me he didn’t appear much better and still clogged. :sad7: He told me to put him back on the Neopolydex twice a day and gave me probiotics. He asked me why I though Mikey was loosing weight and I told him that Mikey is depressed being in the hospital cage and not in his big boy cage so he told me to put him back in his regular cage. He did a poop culture in which I was suppose to get results back yesterday but after several calls nobody has returned my calls. :mad: Yesterday, I also called the first vet (the exotic vet) that I went to find out exactly where his staph infection was and he told me it was in the roof of his mouth which is another reason why I would like to talk to my vet because he didn't give Mikey a culture test for that area and I think he needs it. I am soo worried about Mikey and I don't like the way he sounds or the way he looks. At this point my gut tells that I feel that this avian vet has done all that he can do for Mikey and a second opinion is needed ASAP. Tommorow morning I have a appt with a board certified avian specialist which my current vet is not. There are only 2 of these vets in NJ. I will be going to Dr. James McKinely of the Amwell Bird Hospital and he treats birds and only birds. Mikey needs all the prayers he can get. :sad7:
 

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re: <Update 12/21> (#105) Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

I am sorry to hear Mickey is not doing better Tiffany. I will keep Mickey in my prayers. I think going to this other vet will help.
 

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re: <Update 12/21> (#105) Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

You and Mikey are both in my thoughts. :hug8:
 

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re: <Update 12/21> (#105) Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

Oh no, I am glad your getting him to another vet. It sounds like neither one of them has figured what is wrong. Prayers for Mikey to get the right diagnoses and meds to make him feel better.

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re: <Update 12/21> (#105) Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

:hug8: I hope this new vet will find answers to all of your questions and get Mikey on the road to recovery right away :hug8:
 

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re: <Update 12/22> (#120) Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

Praying that little Mikey gets better.
 

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re: <Update 12/22> (#120) Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

Glad you are getting another opinion...Keeping POSITIVE thougths for Mikey and Claming Energy for you!
Please let us know how things go!:hug8:
 

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re: <Update 12/22> (#120) Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

At this point my gut tells that I feel that this avian vet has done all that he can do for Mikey and a second opinion is needed ASAP. Tommorow morning I have a appt with a board certified avian specialist which my current vet is not. There are only 2 of these vets in NJ. I will be going to Dr. James McKinely of the Amwell Bird Hospital and he treats birds and only birds. Mikey needs all the prayers he can get. :sad7:
Your gut is usually right. I hope you're new AV will be able to help Mikey.

Sending positive thoughts for you and healing prayers for Mikey.
 

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re: <Update 12/22> (#120) Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

more healing energies on the way dear heart
 

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Sending lots and lots of prayers for Mikey :angel1:
 

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Tiffany many prayers that they can get to the bottom of this. I am praying for you. :hug8:
 

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re: <Update 12/22> (#120) Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

You certainly have all my good vibes coming to you and Mikey for his speedy recovery................

:hug8::hug8::hug8:

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Prayers that it all goes well and that this vet is able to properly diagnose the issue. Give Mikey lovins from Squeeky and I :hug8::hug8::hug8::hug8:
 

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:hug8: I'll be praying this vet is able to get to the bottom of what is going on and give Mikey the right treatment.
 

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re: <Update 12/22> (#120) Mikey went to the vets.. He's in a hospital cage now.. :(

Moderators - Please update 12/22 - Thanks :heart:

I just got back from the Amwell Bird Hospital. My parents came with me and we spent 1½ hours with this doctor. My head is spinning so please bear with me. At first when he saw Mikey we were going over his diet and he told me to switch over to Harrison pellets and mash… Then he weighed Mikey and he is now only 83 grams (he was 88 grams on Saturday) :( We are all worried about why Mikey is loosing weight soo fast...


Then he gave Mikey a nasal flush and put some antibiotics in it as well.. He also gave Mikey a shot of Doxycycline which will stay in his system for a week so I either go back next week for another one or he’ll give me a prescription. He took some various culture tests. He also gave Mikey a tube feeding as he has not been eating much. And then when he took the blood test that’s when his face appeared grim and at this point he told me that Mikey blood has a ton of fat in it without him even having to spin it (whatever that means).. Then he continued on to say that Mikey is a whiteface cockatiel and this type of cockatiel has been inbreed for so many years that perhaps what is wrong with him is genetic so at that point I just wrapped my arms around my dad and started to cry like a baby. And plus we don’t know how old since I adopted him from the animal shelter and his leg-band is ineligible. He could just be a old cockatiel. He said we have to wait till the cultures come back so he knows what steps to take which unfortunately labs are closed for the holidays so it’s going to take a very long time to get. He said if I wanted to leave Mikey there with him at the hospital I could do that but he felt Mikey would do better being home with mommy. I know that I have done all that I can do as a parront who loves her baby. The pain I feel is just unbearable. :sad3:
 
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