Final Update on paralyzed chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maco5, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. maco5

    maco5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted about 4 weeks ago about my hen that suddenly became paralyzed after apparently having her head grabbed by another hen.
    This coming monday will be 5 weeks since the injury, and although I thought she was improving a teeny tiny eensy bit, she really wasn't.

    Today I took her to the vet, and it was confirmed by the vet that she was failing and wasn't going to get any better.
    I had to make the decision to have her put to sleep.
    I was hoping she would stand up, but it wasn't in the cards obviously.

    I still have no idea what caused her to become paralyzed, but I tried everything I could to help her.
    She wasn't eating very much and I had to force her to eat everyday, and give her vitamins, therapy on her legs, etc.

    Anyway, it was sad, but she had no quality of life.
    So, this is the final update.

    Thankyou to everyone who offered suggestions and good thoughts.
    I appreciate all of it.
     
  2. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
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    I am so sorry to hear about your chicken. It sounds like you did everything that you could possibly do for her.
     
  3. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so sorry. [​IMG]
    JJ
     
  4. NurseELB

    NurseELB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ((((((Hugs)))))) [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickLuver

    ChickLuver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'M SOOO SORRY!!![​IMG]
     
  6. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] (((((HUGS)))))
     
  7. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to hear that. You are doing the right thing for her. [​IMG]
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm so sorry.[​IMG]
     
  9. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am really sorry that you two lost the battle, but you know you did everything you could for her including making the difficult decision. [​IMG]
     

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