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    Please send good thoughts to Tweak

    Hi everyone,

    I thought I would start a new thread to let you all know that one of my 4 keets, Tweak, is ill. In April, I noticed his weight was down and he seemed to be under stress quite a bit. So, I took him into his avian vet and he was at 35 grams (which is on the thin side for a part American/part English budgie). His blood was normal at that time and the doctor gave an antibiotic shot as he suspected he had a slight upper respiratory infection. After that visit, he improved. Recently, he began losing weight again and was showing all the classic signs of sickness. We visited the vet again yesterday and he is down to 33 grams and his feathers aren't growing in very healthy looking from a recent hard molt. So, he is now on another round of antibiotic shots to try and help him fight off whatever is making him ill. When I got him home after the shot, he vomitted a few times....the poor guy was sick from the shot. I felt so bad!!! I called up the vet and let him know and he said to just keep an eye on him as it was probably just a reaction to the shot. And, as long as he gets some fluids, he'll be fine and the vomitting will subside. Needless to say, I was glad when he took two huge drinks on his own after getting sick.

    I'm also giving him Avian Booster from Avix to try and boost his immune system.

    This morning, he looks a bit better but is still sleepy. He ate a bunch of seed tree this morning, too, so that's a good sign.

    Please keep good thoughts coming his way!!!!

    Emily

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    Re: Please send good thoughts to Tweak

    Emily, I am thinking of you. It is so very hard when our pers are ill and we worry so much. You are doing everything you can. Hugs.

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    get better Tweak! sending good energy and warm fuzzies from my flock to yours!
    rip percy, isabella, and little oliver. i will never forget you...


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    Re: Please send good thoughts to Tweak

    Hope Tweak gets better! My thoughts are with you and Tweak

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    Hi everyone!

    Thank you for your good thoughts and warm fuzzies! Just wanted to give you an update on Tweak.

    He has shown steady improvement since his antibiotic shot last Tuesday. Each day, his activity level, droppings and consumption of food has increased. He has his regular seed and millet available. I didn't feed him greens for this week just because his immune system has been so low, and I don't want him exposed to anyting, even if the greens are organic. Today, he'll be going in for his second antibiotic shot; a little less this time because he puked last time...poor guy. I'm still giving him the Avain Booster daily and I'm sure that is also helping.

    His main goal lately is to figure out how to get from his hospital cage and back to the bigger cage with his friends, so at least he is getting his exercise!

    I'll keep you all posted and thanks again for the good thoughts!

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    I'm glad he's doing better, keep us updated!
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    Aw, way to go, Tweak! Keep it up!

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    Emily, Tweak will get better, positive thoughts and lots of prayers on the way to you both... keep us posted, our thoughts will be with you.
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    way to go Tweak! keep it up
    rip percy, isabella, and little oliver. i will never forget you...


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    Re: Please send good thoughts to Tweak

    Did the vet say what he was giving him shots for? Which antibiotic are they giving him? Shots are really hard on fids, that's why I was wondering shots and not orally?

    In any case, good, good thoughts from our house of fids to yours!! I hope Tweak is back on his wings soon

    I know how hard it is, my baby Bleu is ill right now too
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