Update on Moppit

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicknmania, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We have made the decision to have Moppit put down. We feel she is suffering now. I knew I shouldn't have gotten so attached:hit:hit
     
  2. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Its not easy dealing with the tough stuff, there isn't one of us that hasn't been affected by the loss of a favorite biddy/pet. I do have one question for you...How could you not get attached?! When you begin to nurture any living thing, you have hopes and expectations, don't allow this to be the last time you take a chance, atleast you know you tried, making this stay on earth a little easier. Take care.
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm so sorry that you have to make this hard decision...You can't help but get attached to these wonderful sentient beings. [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know you have tried very hard to keep Moppit going and I'm sure you are making the best decision for her. She will be out of her pain and misery then.
     
  5. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    OK, I caved. The vet is going to try to save her. Will let everyone know if he can save her and figure out what it was, on a shoestring budget...[​IMG]
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'll say a prayer for you and her tonight.
     
  7. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thank you, we can use all the prayers we can get. The vet sent us home with a bunch of stuff to stuff down her throat. 12 cc's juvenile formula liguid food, and 3 cc's sulfa. Way too much, I think. Maybe I poormouthed too much, but I think he should;ve kept her overnight and given her fluids all night; I would've paid for that. As it is, she threw back up a lot of what we shoved down her. She sort of convulsed and was flopping around; we finally settled her with a towel pillow to help support her, and she went to sleep, but I was kicking myself for not just following my gut instinct..to put her down. AS it is I feel like we just tortured her. WE did not treat her this morning; my son said she was very weak, did not eat, and reeked of vomit. I had to go out of town on business this morning and have been gone all day; soon as I change my clothes and finish up here I will head out to the barn but I certainly don't expect any miracles, and we will probably end up putting her down today if it is not already too late. I have already made arrangements with the vet, again. Thanks, everyone who listened...we appreciate your thoughts, help, support and prayers.
     
  8. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    is this an avian vet?
    with birds you just never know... one at deaths door will recover while one showing fewer symptoms will end up dead...it is just so hard to tell with them and at least you now can rest easy in your heart knowing you tried everything possible ((hugs)))
    I am sure whatever you decide will be the right decision...
     
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Hugs and kisses for you and Moppit...Penny will help her cross, if need be...
     

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