Sparkle's Baby Album: Gotcha' Day November 30, 2013
Birthday present: the photo sent to my mom by text from the little girl's mother. Sparkle's first home after she left the breeder's. Photo taken at the party. The only photo of a healthy Sparkle.
Vet visit : December 3rd two photos taken at the office
Diagnoses: extreme starvation dehydration; overall health; very poor
Secondary symptoms; plucking and eating feathers to avoid starving
Fungal infection: fungus visible in feces
Vitamin injection and liquid vitamins
Antibiotics: seven days of liquid drops-vital to recovery
Follow up: recovery cage, supervised diet, meds,
Basic necessities to sustain life
Hope, patience, love, understanding, persistence.....
Photos taken today: three photos: up close face shot and two more:
We sent these photos to the clinic today via e-mail. Impossible to commute due to icy conditions. The clinic is earning their fees long distance.
conditions downgraded to critical
The antibiotics are waging a war with the fungal infection that must be treated to save her life. Her health is so fragile her tiny body may not withstand the battle.
Blood work results: no signs of permanent damage to vital organs
Footnotes: pin feathers are trying to erupt all over the bare skin: no permanent follicle damage
Sparkle is still eating, she likes avi cakes and nutri-berries. She is too weak to move around much but she likes Mom's two little dogs and has flapped and fussed at them a bit. she loves the sound of the Rooster's crowing.
My mom is faithfully sitting with her, playing music while Sparkle listens intently to the lyrics. Sparkle listens to every word Mom says and chirps contentedly while she listens. The last couple of days when she sees Mom she clings to the side of her cage to get as close as she can. Mom's sleeping on the couch by Sparkle's cage.
Yes, she he is an angel. They both are.
Sparkle is getting a two hour, vet recommended humidity bath inside her cage. The only thing to be done for her skin condition, until she's better. Today is the last day for the antibiotic. This is the lowest point of her recovery, the vet says the odds may not be in her favor. We can't believe that. There is still a spark of life and miracles can happen.
I highly recommend Dani's method of personal well-being. Go hug your loves, all of them, for those you can't hug physically, stand as close as you can and sing or play their favorite song, the whole thing: Repeat
A very assorted group of birds are weathering the ice storm in my back yard. I'm keeping a supply of fresh water and a heavenly batch of goodies for them. There are three starlings beating the crap out of all the other birds, including the blue jays. The birdie bread belongs to the starlings. I've been watching them though the window in my bird's room with my puppies in the window seat.
An R.N. allowed this to happen in her home: her family watched.
That's all I have for now. I can't say: the persons responsible for this despicable act of cruelty should be drug through a pasture of mesquites and cactus, tied behind a rodeo horse with a good rider. An inflammatory remark like that might offend and isn't acceptable on our forum.
For once Harry's favorite naughty words are completely appropriate.
Edited by Allee, 09 December 2013 - 03:28 PM.