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17 November 2013Posted by on
Further to my previous post on Thomas being unwell, I report that there is little change. 😦
Though there have been few blog posts recently, there has been ongoing background activity regarding Thomas’s health. During the last vet visit, Mr EV suggested another antibiotic. This was prescribed the following day on the 30th October – Baycox. Fortunately, to be administered in water. After some days on this, there was no change. Mr EV asked for a fresh poop sample which I supplied on the 5th November. This was taken to the lab to be analysed. The results came back on Friday 8th. Thomas has Pasteurella bacteria.
Mr EV told me not to be alarmed if I googled this. Naturally I did & it appears to be linked to the bacteria found in cat’s saliva which is known to be toxic to budgies. Mr EV said that the bacteria is naturally present in their gut but in Thomas’s case the levels are higher than they should be.
In the meantime, he prescribed more Baytril but needed to get hold of another medication. This was Critical Care Formula. Thomas (& Phineas) have now been on this since the 12th November. As there was no change after a few days I contacted Mr EV & he said to wait until the 19th. This is what we are doing. So far, no change in his poops, though I do believe Thomas is a little more active & vocal than he has been.
Cagney, Bezukhov & Phineas are fine, though a bit under the weather as they have been moulting.
Thomas is still eating & still enjoying his vegetables. When out, he mostly sits on top of the Manor. He half-heartedly monitors Cagney.
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