She has been sick for about a week now and hasn't improved, but hasn't gotten any worse. Tonight she's rapidly become worse. She is gasping for air and making a popping noise. From what I can tell, she will breathe in through her bill and out through her mouth, which is where the popping noise is coming from. On occasion she will get excited and make it worse, then I have to mellow her out and get her back to sleep. Because of the breathing she has difficulties eating and drinking. I am hand feeding her with a syringe (sans the needle). I have eucalyptus oil I have been keeping on her throat and forehead to break up the mucus, which seems to be working better than anything else. I also have Tetracyclin that has been in her water for the past week. Lastly, I have Polyvisol, Vitamin E, VetRX and Vitamin B-12 (the last in pill and injection form). Today she has had 1/8th tsp of Tetracycline mixed with water and fed to her to make sure she got the full dose (she has trouble drinking, too, because of the gasping), and a little squirt out of the B-12 pill to help boost her immune system. The gasping is more forceful and I know she's not getting enough rest because of it. None of the treatments so far have worked. Does anyone know the affects of NyQuil? The active ingredients are: acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and doxylamine succinate. I know it isn't made for birds, and I know that technically this little girl doesn't have a "cold." There isn't an avian vet around here and everything is closed on Sunday. If NyQuil is reasonable to attempt when all else fails then I'd like to do so. If not, why? Are there specific things in NyQuil that are actively bad? This has become a last-ditch attempt, so without an alternative or a flat out "that will kill her because" I'm really tempted to try it out. I'd hate to lose this little girl.