No, problem. I'm glad you have an avian vet near you that you were able to take her to.
One thing you could probably do along with the antibiotics is Apple Cider Vinegar. (A.C.V.) ACV kills bad bacteria in the gut while promoting good bacteria to help raise their immune system. (It's also good as a natural de-wormer) We add it to their food or water since it's easier that way for both of us. It might depend on the antibiotics the vet gave you whether it will interfere, so definitely ask him if it's fine before you use it.
If she's still giving you problems with eating you can mix a little cayenne pepper powder in with moist food, ducks love peppers and it's a good appetite increaser and should cause her to perk up and eat more.
If she doesn't clear up it could be that her immune system was low so she just happened to pick up the bacteria as well. So if you haven't already, you should check that her oil gland isn't clogged and that it's in good working order. The most common ways ducks get bacteria infections is from unclean bedding, dirty swimming water, (we all know ducks
) or no swimming water which clogs the oil gland, cause their immune system to lower, and introduces it into their systems. (Also, New birds, people, or dirt that is carrying bacteria they aren't use to can cause it as well as getting into spoiled food)
There is also cysts (and in rare cases tumors) that respond to Penicillin, so if that's what he gave you and it shrinks but then comes back you might want to ask him about those.
I hope your vet is right and the antibiotics fixes everything, keep us updated and good luck.
Brenna Edited by Just Ducky10 - 9/15/15 at 3:39am