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Offline Julie T

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Update - Raven's sinuses are cleared up!!
« on: June 27, 2014, 10:54:51 PM »
Those of you who remember my last update about Raven's ongoing sinus infection know that we've been through a bit of difficulty clearing the unfortunate infection that was caused by a freak accident which happened at the breeder's last year.

I should have posted this sooner, but anyway he's back to normal  :)
I finally took him to an exclusive avian specialist after my vet said maybe I should get a second opinion. Well, this vet said that he no longer had an infection. His heavy breathing after flapping was gone too... Then why was he still shaking his head? This vet took one look at him and said he had TONS of dried junk up his nostrils!  :shocking: I don't remember if those were his exact words lol, but he pulled out a curette (?) and proceeded to pick at both of Raven's nostrils... He ended up extracting a bunch of brown dried crud leftover from the infection - the amount of the size of 3 grains of rice!!!  :shocking: I was shocked. Then he did a nasal flush and put a little antifungal med in his nose as a preventive (Raven's nose not the vet) :biglaughing: I've seen Raven shake his head maybe occasionally since, but I'm not worried. Maybe there's still a tiny bit in there yet, or maybe it left some permanent damage where for some reason he shakes his head? Like I say, since he had his nose picked, he almost never does it anymore. His weight and everything else is good so I'm not worried. Whew. Thank goodness THAT'S over. Oh, and I ended up getting compensated a bit of money from his breeder. Of course not near as much as the medical expenses, but I think she gave me a fair amount.  :)

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Re: Update - Raven's sinuses are cleared up!!
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014, 05:02:51 AM »
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Re: Update - Raven's sinuses are cleared up!!
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2014, 11:27:24 AM »
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Re: Update - Raven's sinuses are cleared up!!
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 01:04:29 PM »
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Offline momazon

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Re: Update - Raven's sinuses are cleared up!!
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 01:57:11 PM »
Wonderful!  I am so glad it was treatable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo1:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Offline Julie T

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Re: Update - Raven's sinuses are cleared up!!
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2014, 08:10:46 PM »
Thanks!! :) But... After I posted this, I noticed he is every still now and then acting like his nare area is bugging him. Not too often, but still. He may still have something lodged in there so I'll have to take him in again. I am going deep into debt with not only him, but Robin's situation and most likely up coming surgery.  :(