egg peritonitis or maybe an ovarian tumor - please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emilysteng, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. emilysteng

    emilysteng Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Casino, who went to the vet about 3 weeks ago and got Lupron injections is not doing much better. After the Lupron she had Baytril for about 8 days until I had to go away on a trip. I came back on Tuesday and she was acting strange - not wanting to eat much food and just a little strange in general. While I was gone she was still eating and stuff - this just started on Monday apparently.

    So yesterday she was missing all morning and she showed up in the afternoon - still not really wanting to eat. So we caught her (that took a good hour or two) and I had to keep her cooped up till tonight when she had a follow up vet appointment. But this was with a different vet from the first time. She lost some weight since I was gone - she was close to 4 pounds and is now more like 3.5 pounds.

    The first time he said he suspected egg peritonitis and if she wasn't better in two weeks suggested another round of Lupron. But he was unavailable so I had to go to another guy. Today he said he didn't think egg peritonitis because he thought she'd be dead by now already. Plus now she is starting to lose alot of feathers. So now he thinks maybe it is ovarian tumor. But I got her two more shots of Lupron and he gave me a formula that can give her some nutrition if I force feed it to her.

    Casino is a wild chicken though and totally unhappy when cooped up. I can tell this is stressing her out. She's gone through a vet visit and being at my house overnight before, but this time she seems more stressed out by it. I want to let her out but I have no way of containing her (no coop, etc). I am thinking of trying a harness out and attaching string to it so she can go out but not run off (which I'm sure she will as she is upset at me for catching her and keeping her contained). She needs to have her natural foods - grass, bugs, etc.

    I don't know why but I sort of still think it's peritonitis. But the feather loss thing is worrisome to me also. and I don't know whether to just let her go so she can be herself or keep her contained so she rests and doesn't use up all her energy. When she is contained she doesn't like to eat but force feeding will stress her out too.

    Any thoughts would help. The feather loss thing is scary. Maybe it's just from the stress of these vet visit or maybe it's a tumor. I just don't know.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2011
  2. emilysteng

    emilysteng Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor Casino. I wanted to let her out today and tried all kinds of things - a harness and leash, a small wire enclosed area, and a string just tied around her ankle. But they all failed for one reason or another so she was only out for about 5 minutes. She did managed to eat one gecko while out there though.

    So I force fed her some of this Emeraid Omnivore the vet gave me and now put her in her box to sleep for the night. I just keep debating whether to just let her run free and risk her running off and not coming out or possibly getting more sick and me not being able to find her - or keeping her cooped up and force feeding her food and hope she gets better inside. She just hates being cooped up and really wanted to go run and be herself even though she is sick.

    I don't have a coop that I can let her out in. What would you do?
     

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