I posted in the cockatiel health section about my 'tiel, Quazi who was put to sleep after a terrible accident. He had a night fright and got his wing stuck in the cage bars and became very distressed. After getting him free he was still very stressed out and seemed to be in pain, favoring his wing and squawking. I immediately took him to the emergency vet, but 5 minutes before I arrived, while in the car Quazi started screeching and making these terrible noises. Then all went quiet- he was still alive however he appeared to be in shock. He was leaning forward with his head down and had extremely labored breathing. They put him on oxygen and gave him pain meds. The vet did say she thought there was a slight fracture as well as some bruising. There was also blood on his wings. A few hours later she said he starting to have "seizure like" behavior and recommended he be put to sleep, as she did not believe he would recover. I didn't want to prolong any pain and agreed.
I am still in the process of coming to terms with everything. I can only hope that my own actions did not lead to his demise, I never gave him time to calm down and am worried the car ride caused him to become so distressed that he went into shock. The vet said it seemed like something neurological was going on and that he may have had a stroke. We don't know though. I just hope I didn't make the situation worse. Hopefully he is in a better place now and at peace. I miss him so much.
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