Crash is in hospital.

cockatielMy little boy Crash is not well. I rushed him in to the vet this morning. When I got him up he was on the floor of the cage, very lethargic and wobbly.

In the past he has had respiratory infections. I came close to losing him when he was still a baby really. It took a month of getting up every four hours to medicate him, as well get water in to him and food and changing his hot water bottle so he didn’t have to use his energy to keep warm.

Trouble is, with birds being prey animals they cover up being sick until they can’t cover it up anymore. So the vet says he is really sick. I am lucky that she is also really clued up about birds. She runs a wildlife trust that treats lots of injured New Zealand birds.

Now it is a wait and see game, They are giving him antibiotics, vitamins, fluids and someone from the practise will take him home and keep an eye on him overnight.

Please keep your fingers and toes crossed for Crash. I am not really ready to lose him just yet.

Crash

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43 thoughts on “Crash is in hospital.”

    1. Thanks Meredith. It is a huge responsibility but one I would never forego. He is so little, and in the car on the way to the vets he just lay on the towel in the box and it made me cry all the way there.

        1. Nope…it isn’t. The latest is I just spoke to the vet. He is a little perkier. He has had antibiotics, vitamin B, an anti-inflammatory, and some homeopathic medicine. They are keeping him warm and hydrated. They did force feed him some mash this afternoon. She asked if he had fallen, because he is hunched. He did…last week. So…we wait to see how he is tomorrow. If he is a bit better we may do blood tests. She didn’t want to do them today because she thought he was as stressed as he could handle. But he hasn’t gotten any worse…which is a good sign.

  1. Oh Jo, I hope and pray that he recovers from whatever is ailing him, you just never know with birds. Please keep us updated, and in the meantime you will both be in my thoughts and prayers for a good outcome.

    1. Not sure. Could be respiratory…or he could have hurt himself. I just spoke to the vet. He is a little perkier. He has had antibiotics, vitamin B, an anti-inflammatory, and some homeopathic medicine. They are keeping him warm and hydrated. They did force feed him some mash this afternoon. She asked if he had fallen, because he is hunched. He did…last week. So…we wait to see how he is tomorrow. If he is a bit better we may do blood tests. She didn’t want to do them today because she thought he was as stressed as he could handle. But he hasn’t gotten any worse…which is a good sign.

      1. I honestly feel for you. And so I’m honestly glad for the good sign. Chin up: at all times remember the good life he has with you. :-)

          1. It IS nice to think that so many out in the blogosphere love their creatures as much as we do … and in the same way can love everyone else’s !!

    1. Since 2007. Thanks for the hug. Update: I just spoke to the vet. He is a little perkier. He has had antibiotics, vitamin B, an anti-inflammatory, and some homeopathic medicine. They are keeping him warm and hydrated. They did force feed him some mash this afternoon. She asked if he had fallen, because he is hunched. He did…last week. So…we wait to see how he is tomorrow. If he is a bit better we may do blood tests. She didn’t want to do them today because she thought he was as stressed as he could handle. But he hasn’t gotten any worse…which is a good sign.

    1. Thanks Gilly. Just off to bed now. Here is the latest update: I just spoke to the vet. He is a little perkier. He has had antibiotics, vitamin B, an anti-inflammatory, and some homeopathic medicine. They are keeping him warm and hydrated. They did force feed him some mash this afternoon. She asked if he had fallen, because he is hunched. He did…last week. So…we wait to see how he is tomorrow. If he is a bit better we may do blood tests. She didn’t want to do them today because she thought he was as stressed as he could handle. But he hasn’t gotten any worse…which is a good sign.

  2. Oh no Jo! I am very sorry to hear about Crash and sending lots of good and healing energies so he can get well! Thinking of you and him. Please let us know how he is doing. He is such a cutie. You took awesome shots of him. :D

    1. Thanks Ma’am…I just spoke to the vet. He is a little perkier. He has had antibiotics, vitamin B, an anti-inflammatory, and some homeopathic medicine. They are keeping him warm and hydrated. They did force feed him some mash this afternoon. She asked if he had fallen, because he is hunched. He did…last week. So…we wait to see how he is tomorrow. If he is a bit better we may do blood tests. She didn’t want to do them today because she thought he was as stressed as he could handle. But he hasn’t gotten any worse…which is a good sign.

  3. Jo, everyone in my household is sending Crash positive thoughts. He’s such a sweetheart and I know this is a scary time for all of you. Please keep us updated and I hope he feels better soon.

  4. Oh, Jo…so sorry. I hope he will be okay. It’s tough to know when to take animals for help if they can’t let us know they are sick…prayers for Crash…xoxo

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