Monthly Archives: July 2006

So, Guess Who’s Back?

Clocking in at 79 grams and extra feisty So there will be twice daily oral medications (he doesn’t like them, but it’s fairly easy on a bird since they get annoyed and bite things stuck in their face). We still … Continue reading

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The Two Happiest Grams I’ve Encountered

…are the two grams Squeak gained since yesterday. This despite not getting fluids last night. He was acting much more himself, and vocalizing fairly normally–he even imitated me for the first time in a couple of weeks. Plus he was … Continue reading

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My Kingdom for Something Definitive

Squeak was just coming off his treatments–being injected with fluids, tube-fed, and getting his course of medicines–when I went to visit him last night, so I just let him sleep in his hospital cage. The vet had gotten his blood … Continue reading

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Blog Temporarily Standing for Bird Log

Sorry to bang on about this, but this blog has always been about what’s on my mind rather than any one subject, so you’ll just have to trust that once this is over I’ll have something to say about other … Continue reading

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Tough Ol’ Bird

Squeak is, if just barely, hanging in there. His weight is dangerously low, but it’s been stable for the past couple of days. He’s not in any pain–except when he gets intravenous fluids and drugs–and occasionally tries to eat and … Continue reading

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Squeak Update

It’s not looking good. I finally got a vet to give me some advice on food, and he still wasn’t eating enough. I called back with this information and they said it was time to hospitalize him. So he’s there … Continue reading

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Eastern Exotics Veterinary Practice is On My Shit List

So, I’m trying to get a goddamned sick cockatiel looked at. I bring him in, the vet sees him and says he’s underweight and that we should test, but it will be a while before the test results come back … Continue reading

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Israel Is Going Too Far

I don’t have time to properly do this. I’d like to give supporting quotes from major players, but I just have to say what seems not to be said very much: Israel has a stupid strategy, and they need to … Continue reading

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Squeak Update

One of the vets talked me through Squeak’s blood work results today. Basically everything is normal except his calcium levels, which are definitely too low. So there’s no obvious reason why he should be not eating enough, though a calcium … Continue reading

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Sick Little Birdie

So for the past couple of weeks I’d noticed my cockatiel, who named himself Squeak, was being quieter and fluffing out his feathers more than usual. After a while I noticed he had a lot more urine in his droppings … Continue reading

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