We had another vet visit a couple of days ago on the 6th of December. It was booked primarily to give Perry’s beak another trim, but with Perry’s catalog of ailments, there were other things to review.
A few days prior to the visit, a balding patch on Perry’s belly was showing a visible lump. Though the area has been looking ‘patchy’ for weeks, the recent changes meant the vet visit was timely.
On examination, the vet said the lump was hard & was sat on top of a soft (probably fatty) lump. There is no way of knowing what it is without doing something invasive, so as usual, speculation was the only thing to do. Given Perry’s history of a burst abscess, it is possible another one may be developing. Currently, it looks stable & the skin in that area looks healthy. It does have an impact on Perry’s mobility & balance. I continue to monitor it.
Perry had his beak & a few toenails trimmed. His weight was 47 grams so he is maintaining weight, which is good as he still does not eat from any seed pots! He has evidence of slight bruising on his legs which would be from his occasional falls. The vet said he actually looked better than the last time, when she was particularly alarmed by his heart rate.
We continue to give him Epiphen to manage his seizures/mini-strokes. I have adjusted the routine slightly in that I now give him a smaller amount twice a day rather than half a drop once a day. He has it on a thin slice of celery in the morning between 10-11am & in the evening on a slice of apple at around 9pm. Most of the time he co-operates! Because the dosage is even smaller to spread it out during the 24 hours, I literally dip the syringe into the medicine & dab it onto a plate, where I can soak it into the celery or apple. To make sure I know which end I have done, I cut a tiny notch in the slice & this also differentiates it from the other slice given to either Lennie or Moriarty.
So, we carry on. Dealing with each day as it comes.
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The things we do for our little feathery friends. Stay well Perry xx
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Thank you. He’s a little laid-back soldier.
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