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((hugs)) thanks for the update she is in our thoughts

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Guest Phoebe
:D I just love your spunk Sara. So sorry you both are going through this. :sad: And Orca, if all pet owners were as caring as you, this world would be a much, much better place.

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Our thoughts are with you and sarah.

I was talking to a vet and apparently you can by electrolytes to feed to your bird. I'm interested in getting some, due to Saffron giving me heart attacks every now and then, but maybe you should ask your vet if they have any. I think Harrison's bird foods, sell similar products too.

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I was talking to a vet and apparently you can by electrolytes to feed to your bird.

 

 

They are great, used by many exhibitors to help any stress of showing and recommended for sick birds too. Vetafarm's "spark" is one, as is "polyaid".

 

 

Feathers.

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No news about Sara, just now she had her first meal in 20hrs (or at least I hope so), she dug her face in the seed’s plate in eating action but I didn’t see any husk, either she is swallowing the seeds all or she is unable to eat I couldn’t tell. I offered her a variety of soft food (e.g. eggs, banana, etc.) but she wasn’t able to eat any, except when my husband gave her some multigrain beard soaked with water, she nibbled a bit on it, I think she likes the soft seeds in it but I don’t know if it is an okay seeds. Anyhow she didn’t have much. also she is not drinking my tea or the power drink (non carbonated energy drink) she doesn’t mind water but not that often.

Feather, where do you get those drinks which you are talking about?

I have this photo of her last week; she was alright apart from her shoulder lump.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g191/orca_01/IMG_0190.jpg

But here she is today breaking my heart.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g191/orca_01/IMG_0222.jpg

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Some suggestions for fluids to give: Infalyte brand infant electrolyte solution, apple or grape juice, D5W (medical glucose/saline solution), bottled water with a little sugar or honey. Don't use Gatorade, it's too high in salt!

 

Hope she is feeling better hugs.

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Oh, I can barely look at the photos, I can hardly imagine how you are feeling...

 

Feather, where do you get those drinks which you are talking about?

 

Good pet stores will have one or the other or an avian vet. You could also get them direct from vetafarm's website.

 

http://www.vetafarm.com.au/product_list.asp?category_id=25

 

 

Feathers.

Edited by feathers

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Ohhhh HONEY!!!! The pictures just break my heart. I just want to hold her close to me and shower her with love.

 

Keep offering her the things she'll pick at. I would imagine that the bread would be just fine. Getting anything into her at this point is key. And I just had an idea for getting liquids into her!

 

If she's not drinking on her own, give her the tea or electrolytes (I'd think the sugaryier the better, to help provide energy and get her blood sugar up) from a medicine dropper, one drop at a time to her beak. When Baby was on oral meds, the vet said even if she doesn't actively lap up the drop and swallow, capillary action will draw enough of it in to her beak where it will still be absorbed. Perhaps trying this (several drops at a time every hour or so) will get enough into her to help perk her up enough to eat and drink on her own.

 

My heart aches for you, Sara and your family!!!

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Sara is the same, not better or worse, she is eating a bit better, drinking water only (she refused all other fluids I offered her) in some moments you feel she is better but in others you feel not, she get excited when she hears my husband’s voice (He is her first love and they have really special way of communication) this is why he is trying to be close to her more, but he has a gentle heart and he can’t see her like this, so I have two sick patients to care for. Just I was wondering if you know any way to clean her without causing her to stress or get cold, because her feathers are really messy and dirty, definitely she can’t have a bath and I’m afraid that if I spray her with water she’ll get cold first of all, also she can’t do her bit in cleaning. And if I leave her without cleaning, does that affect her health?

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Guest Phoebe

:ausb: Cannot help you with cleaning problem, maybe a warm spray with a fine mist water bottle and gentle wipe? Glad that Sara has started eating again, she is so precious. :D

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thank you for the update.

I would say if you clean her keep her very very warm until she is throughly dry and do it in the morning so she has the daytime which is warmer to dry vs night when it get cooler.

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I would guess her cleanliness would affect her health, mental if nothing else. We all know how icky it is to feel all grubby when you're not feeling good. However, keeping her warm would be key as you already know. Maybe using a damp towel to wipe her feathers down might help without soaking her to the bone. Or mist her and then wipe away the moisture and hopefully some of the grime. Do you have a warm lamp you can put her by until she's dry again?

 

Here's a kind of crazy idea.... Its so sweet that she gets excited about your husband's voice. Could you make a little recording of him for her? That way he could 'be there' for her without getting upset about her condition.

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Sara has lost her battle last night; she flew free leaving her injured body sitting still in her cage.

I am very sad, my heart is broken, but I am sure she is now happier pains free wonderful bird.

I love you Sara, fly free my baby

Edited by ORCA

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I'm so sorry that Sara had enough of her struggles. I hope you can find comfort in knowing what a great home you provided her. She obviously was a happy bird, even right up to the end. That has so much to say about the care she was given. *hugs* Now take care of you and your family extra special for a while. Fly Sara, fly!!!

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:angry: I just had a little weep for Sara, it was such a love story and you both tried so hard!! For seeing all the bird and animal abuse all over the world, you are a testament that there ARE very caring and wonderful people that will go that extra distance to help, cherish and comfort. Please let everybody know about Sara's passing in the Memoriam section, I know many, as I am, will be very sad. My condolences to you and your family, you are GOOD and EXCEPTIONAL people. :ausb: Sara

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Robin said it best and am so sorry. What a wonderful life Sara had with you and now she can fly free and protect you. I am sure she gave Pretty a big budgie kiss as he is now flying free with her together. She was a female Pretty looks just like him. HUGS to you sweetie.

Edited by Elly

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Dear Sara, a trooper, gone but not forgotten.

 

Cherish the good memories and keep her alive forever in your heart.

 

Respectfully,

KathyW.

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:) I ADORE the idea of Pretty giving Sara a welcome kiss, makes me feel really good, hope it does the same to you Sara. And I am sure my Mickey (favourite and MOST social and FRIENDLY budgie of all time) is pushing Pretty aside to be the first! :angel1:

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l'm so sorry, l know how hard it is to saw goodbye. :)

Edited by birdluv

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Poor little Sara, she was such a sweety, but she will still live on for us. :rolleyes:

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I'm sorry Sara passed away. :rolleyes: *hugs* She's 100% healthy now, and playing with all the budgie angels at the rainbow bridge.

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She was such a fighter to the end and now that spirit will live on eternally. Fly free Sara. *hugz* to you.

 

 

Feathers.

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Living so many months in her condition was really a feat. She was a great girl and she proved it to the end.

Edited by Michelle

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I little Poem that was sent to me some time back now....

 

WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME,

AND I'M NOT THERE TO SEE,

THE SUN WILL RISE AND FIND YOUR EYES,

ALL FILLED WITH TEARS FOR ME

 

I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVED ME,

AS MUCH AS I LOVED YOU.

AND EACH TIME YOU THINK OF ME

I KNOW YOU'LL MISS ME TOO.

 

BUT WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOT ME,

PLEASE TRY TO UNDERSTAND,

AN ANGLE CAME AND CALLED MY NAME

AND I STEPPED UP ON HER HAND.

 

SHE SAID MY PLACE WAS READY

IN BIRD HEAVEN FAR ABOVE

BUT THAT I'D HAVE TO LEAVE BEHIND

ALL THOSE I DEARLY LOVE

 

IF I COULD RELIVE YESTERDAY

EVEN FOR A LITTLE WHILE

I'D FLY OVER AND KISS YOU

JUST TO SEE YOU SMILE

 

SO WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME

DON'T THINK WE'RE FAR APART

FOR EVERY TIME YOU THINK OF ME

I'M RIGHT THERE IN YOUR HEART.

 

 

 

I hope this helps. :dbb1:

Edited by Daz

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Daz I love this poem.

ORCA I hope you are doing okay..((hugs))

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