Thursday, November 20, 2008

Nicholas Update

Dr. Z said all of Nicholas' lab work and gram stain results were all normal. I'm glad he's okay, but I also feel like an idiot. A poor idiot. His well-bird exam was due next month and would have cost me about the same, so I have nothing to complain about.

She reminded me that some problems are not related to blood chemistry and that we can do more diagnostics or, if I think he's in pain we can give him a drop of pain meds. I have some questions about that, and I'm waiting for her to get back to me.

But I think I'm going to try the pain meds. He's still flipping his wing, so it's obvious it's bothering him though we don't know why. I guess X-rays are next if he doesn't stop soon.

I really need to take more pictures of my birds. I'm so entranced with all the wonderful pictures and videos Parrot Musings posts, and it always reminds me I need more pictures.

Thanks for the kind wishes, everyone! Only you can appreciate how it is to worry about a little parrot.


Mary said...

While I am relieved to find out that the tests didn't reveal anything serious, I had hoped they might show something treatable.

Calypso had an injury a few years back that took awhile to heal, but he was the opposite of Nicholas. Instead of trying to hide his pain, he was hamming it up for attention. After he healed, he'd even hold out the wrong leg, pretending to be in pain. Silly parrots!

In all seriousness, good thoughts are being sent your way from my home and flock.

Sharon said...

Hopefully he just has a little bruised wing and it will heal soon!

I think more Nicholas pictures would be a great addition to your blog.

BTW he is a very handsome fellow!