HELP, Duck with possible Avian Encephalitis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ericsgirlie, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. ericsgirlie

    ericsgirlie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok some of you will remember Aflac and her illness. She got better and then relapsed and something went wrong whether it was this all along or not we are unsure. She has some kind of bran infection, maybe avian encephalitis. She has no balanceand her head goes to onside. If left alone she flips to her back :(. We have had to vet tape her so she will not flip and so she can eat.

    Does anyone have an experience with this. She has been like this for over a week. Can she recover and how long will it take?

    The vet is unsure and has her on antibiotics.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Laura
     
  2. ericsgirlie

    ericsgirlie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone help? :(
     
  3. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea how to even try to help here. I've never been through this before.

    I wish you good luck and I'm sorry for your little duck.
     
  4. ericsgirlie

    ericsgirlie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is slowly and I mean slowly getting better. Apparently it takes the brain a long time to recover and she has to learn many thing all over again and learn to compensate. She can now stand and walk a little but if she loses her balance will fall and go on her back. Lots of physical therapy. She pretty much stays in a very small space so she cannot hurt her self and stay upright. That has been her life for 2 weeks. Now we can take her out and let her walk around and try to acclimate so long as she is supervised, because if she falls she has not learned how to get her head right so she can get up.

    Many said to put her down. She started to do a bit better and so we help off. We took her to the vet yesterday, and they said brains take months to heal. So as long as she improves, we will keep trying. I wish we took more videos, because 9 days ago, she could not stand at all. If you put her on on the floor she could not sit and would do death rolls. a week ago, she started standing for seconds at a time and could stand in her bed. Today, she can stand and walk a little. It is slow, but we are making slow and steady progress to recovery. She does not like to fall now, so she is figuring out how not to.

    Because she live in the house, she thinks she is a person now :)
     

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