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Message #2407. This is a followup to #2404.

Name:mavrck
Date:Thursday December 2, 2004 10:11:53 pm MST
Subject:Re: Nanday walking problems vet visit
Message:Margaret wrote:
> Oh, mavrck, I'm truly sorry. This must be so heart-breaking for you. I
> know that must be so hard to watch. That poor little guy.
>
> How did all of this happen? Was he completely fine one day and the
> next day you uncovered his cage to find him on the floor? Did it seem
> to be a gradual paralysis that slowly spreads? Some toxins can cause
> paralysis (avian botulism), but so can disease. Psittacosis can
> affect the central nervous system and cause paralysis. Is your bird
> receiving doxycycline? What medicine has your vet prescribed? Have
> you noticed any improvements?
>
> I so badly want to help you find the hope and strength to see your
> little guy through this. It will probably bring your relationship
> even closer. Don't give up on him.

Yea i was thinking about the Psittacocis aspect too. Yea it was a gradual progression to the way it is currently as i reflect back on it. It started out the he was having problems perching/grasping his branches. I thought that maybe his nails might have been getting a bit too long, so i trimmed them back. After that, he hasn't had the desire to perch at all. I guess the longer nails were actually helping him hold better. I cant help but think maybe i made it worse by the trimming.

The antibiotic he gave me says "Smz Tmp Suspension 240mg" on the bottle. Not sure if this is an abbreviation or is the actual name.

Just as an update though, after day 2 of the antibiotic and steroid. He does seems to have a bit more energy and has a stronger appetite. Not sure if this is just wishful/optimistic views i'm trying to see in him deluding me though.

If any is interested, if ya send me an email ill see if i can take a couple pictures of him and send em to yas.

Thanks for all the wonderful words and encouragement.
mavrck@comcast.net

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