Hi guys, I lost my first rooster about a month ago after he aspirated fluids into his lungs and got pneumonia. Poor guy had it for alittle over a week. I was giving him antibiotic injections into his chest and he was also receiving medicine by mouth to help beak down and absorb whatever was in there. During the days he would stay at an oxygen chamber at our vets. Bless his little heart he fought to beat it but ended up passing in my arms but he had some really strange behaviors as he was dying and I wondered if anyone had past experiences with this. So he couldn't breath well. Wheezing nonstop. He would have a sneezing jag (1-2 sneezes) and would startle himself because he'd be so short of breath. We were sitting on the couch and he had a sneezing jag of 4-6 sneezes and he was making himself very nervous so I got eye level with him to help calm him down. He flung himself on his back and then upright and then flung himself against my mom who was sitting about two feet away. I tried to pick him up (literally looked like an exorcism of something because he clearly did not have control of his own body) and he then arched his neck and head back, threw himself on his back, started flapping his wings very violently (I couldn't even grab him to stop the wings because he is so strong and the wings were moving so fast..he was a big guy--almost 10lbs--so he was very powerful). When I did manage to grab him I picked him up and rocked him to try to soothe him. He wings were still trying to flap and after about 5 seconds his body went limp. I called a local emergency vet because I had never had one of my birds die in my arms (his pneumonia caused him breathing to be so shallow so I wasn't sure if he was breathing or not) and they helped me to check his pulse (there wasn't any). I was unsure if maybe he had a heart attack or a seizure. We did not send him off for a necropsy. The thought of someone cutting open my pet when I know the pneumonia killed him was not something I wanted to do. Also--he did not soil himself thoughout the entire episode so I don't know if that rules out seizure? Has anyone had any experience with this sudden onset of a seizure/fit right before heir pet passes on? I just found the ordeal to be really confusing. Here's a picture of him with his girls except one. Luckily they've adjusted quite well since he's been gone.