Hi! New person here!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Zolamarie, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Zolamarie

    Zolamarie Chirping

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    Hi, my name is Zola. :frowI have two pet Pekin ducks named Peggy and Gus. I live in Richmond VA. Poor Gus broke his wing and is getting it amputated tomorrow so I'll probably be posting about his recovery. And if any of y'all have experienced this, I'd love to hear from you.
     
  2. NikolasGuy1234

    NikolasGuy1234 Chirping

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    Your amputating it?! seems a bit rash... maybe just put it in a wrap or something around his body?
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Don't lie. Don't cheat your way through life.

  4. Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Crossing the Road

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    Hello:frow
    Welcome to BYC!!
    So glad to have you here!!
    Thanks for sharing your story!!
    There are many people on here that are ready to help in anyway they can!
    The learning center also has alot of great information on it as well!
    Enjoy!:wee
     
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  5. Zolamarie

    Zolamarie Chirping

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    Well when he broke his wing, the bone was protruding from the skin and the blood supply was cut off from the bone so the bone died. Just sewing up the wound would cause it to become an abcess. So yes, it is neccessary.
     
  6. Zolamarie

    Zolamarie Chirping

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    Yes I took him to a vet because he had a puncture wound and a broken wing. He wasn't eating and his poop was neon green(yikes) the vet was going to sew him up and put a bandage on him until she got a better look while cleaning his wound out. The bone was sticking out and blood supply was cut off from the bone. The bone is now dead, and just sewing it up would cause it to become an abscess. ):
     
  7. Zolamarie

    Zolamarie Chirping

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    OH and thanks for the link to that article. I'll read it :)
     
  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Don't lie. Don't cheat your way through life.

    I hope he recovers quickly and lives a happy life!
     
  9. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler

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    Hi Zola and welcome to BYC:frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya Best of luck with Gus, hoping for a solid recovery.:fl
     
  10. Pork Pie

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    Hi Zola and welcome to BYC. I hope your bird recovers fully.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    All the best

    Pork Pie
     

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