Atilla has not been well.
Last Wednesday, her poop did not look right. I gave her antibiotics in water & she slurped it. However, since then she has not wanted to eat or drink & has become very lethargic. Her poops have not improved & have been sticking to her lump. I took her to Mr Exotic Vet on Friday.
He examined her & said that the skin on the top part of the hernia is red & inflamed & will be causing her discomfort. It will be caused by the weight of the hernia dragging the skin down. The top part is the area she can reach which means she may be aggravating it by preening & rubbing her foot against it.
He prescribed antibiotics in water during the day & Critical Care formula in water during the night. I am to report back on her progress tomorrow, Monday.
Since the vet visit she has eaten a little broccoli & occasionally has a few seeds. Unfortunately, even though I hold the water up to her, she has not been drinking it. I have been dunking the broccoli in it & hoping she consumes some through that. Cagney still feeds her though I doubt that much food gets through as most of it seems to land up dribbling down his chin!
At the beginning of the week, things in the Manor were rearranged again, this time to put seed/water pots up another level to save Atilla having to climb down for food. I know it is normally suggested that perches are lowered but as Atilla appears to think the Manor floor is made of hot coals I have moved everything up to her.
Atilla spends most of the day sleeping though she is still very aware of all going on around her. Mr EV thought Atilla looked very alert, despite her problems. She was studying him intensely, especially when he was typing up her notes & even chirped loudly at him a few times.
I continue to keep my eye on her, keep offering her food & water & making sure she is as comfortable as possible.
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Atilla is such a brave noble bird. She is an example to us all.
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