I think my little Sarah is giving up. Two months ago, her eye got infected and swelled to the size of her head in a day. I was putting the young un's to bed and she came out of the coop and I took one look and swooped her up, finished the chores with her in one arm, and made her a comfy bed in a large tote in the cabin. I suspect she injured the eye, or was pecked, or both and then it got infected. I started antibiotics and then Corid, in her water and hand fed her water for 2 weeks or more. She had stopped eating and lost all her body weight in that time. She was quite tippy, as her right eye was so swollen and completely shut. The swelling slowly went down and she started opening that eye and I know she can see something out of it, but how much is unknown. The other eye is fine and she was doing so well learning how to eat and drink being tipsy due to not seeing well. She even went outside one day and walked around and ate some grass and one bug! With me right of course. I had to keep her in the shade, the sun was too bright with that eye still somewhat swollen. I finally got her eating a mix of wet food, with the antibiotic in it, still put the water in also, even though she couldn't drink on her own still. She seemed to be making progress. She started, not only eating on her own, but finally drinking on her own. I would get up every morning, thinking I would find her dead, but she sure did give it a great fight. Two days ago, she stopped eating again. I started giving her scrambled eggs and buttermilk and retreating her for cocci. She is still drinking on her own, but will not even eat the egg mix today. Her poop is all water now. Her poop started looking green, so maybe the infection destroyed her liver? I don't know....she and I sat daily and talked and had alone time. I really thought she was on the other side of it all and it was going to be a long but successful recovery. I think she just got tired of being sick. I held her in my lap today and said a prayer for her. Gave her a bath and blow dry, as she tried to clean the buttermilk that was spilled on her front, but couldn't, to make her more comfortable. She doesn't act like she is in pain like she did in the beginning. Again, I think she just gave up. It's been close to 2 months, I think, since this started and I probably will never know if it was internal, or she just lost her will to thrive? I'm leaning towards the not thriving. No other chickens are having similar symptoms, but they are back on the Corid and I will taper to a maintainance dose for a bit, to make sure this time, they don't get reinfected, or will build the immunity to this parasite. The rain has not helped with the cocci this year at all. Please say a prayer for little Sarah or send her good thoughts, if you would please. I hope I am wrong, but don't think so. She hasn't any body fat left to sustain ANY period of no food again. Looks like I will be saying good bye to a beautiful little 4 month old Plymouth Barred Rock pullet soon! At least I know we both did our best! She is the sweetest little pullet and a real fighter. I wish she could keep on fighting but not thinking she can. Thanks for listening!