Olivia lost her battle tonight...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by briteday, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
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    We recently acquired a very beautiful 2 month old black silkie. Unfortunately she started to walk backwards and not eat during the first 24 hours at home. We suspected a brain trauma and started therapy with prednisone and vitamins. She really rallied and was so much better in a few days, eating and drinking on her own, even taking a few steps forward. But then she developed a sour crop and started the slow decline. I believe the steroids weaken the immune system and allow for growth of bacteria, virus, yeast...whatever happens along. So, despite all of the helpful information here on the forum and all of our best efforts, we euthanized Olivia tonight when she developed extremely difficult breathing.

    Olivia was a beautiful, shiny black silkie...our first. And we miss her. But the 20 egglayer chicks in the brooder will keep us busy...
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Im so sorry for your loss...
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My condolences for your loss. I have a treasured hen named Olivia, too.
     
  5. Honey1

    Honey1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry [​IMG]
     
  6. karen71

    karen71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry to hear about Olivia. You did everything you could and I'm sure she felt loved to the very end.[​IMG]
     
  8. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure you'll keep Olivia in your heart. [​IMG]
     
  9. MNmommy

    MNmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry
     
  10. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Just know you did as much as you could. [​IMG]
     

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