He is not doing well. Last night he had a "throwup" attack. Sometimes he can keep his seed down, other times he violently throws it up.
Thank you all for the overwhelming prayer responses for my Boobutt. Even from new visitors, Farida and banning brewed. All your prayers for something that means a lot to me, is very touching.
Boobutt is still holding his own. Despite throwing his food up, he eats throughout the day. Still he has an appetite for now. Which is good news. He is puffed up and sleeps most of the time. Really out of it. I do not see nor hear that he is congested. Which is really good news.
I must admit, I have not seen these kind of symptoms in a bird in a long while where he is just throwing up, sleeping, and quiet. Some virus he is fighting nevertheless. Yup birds get sick. I cannot believe I am saying this, but I miss Boobutts annoying racket of noise and sweet chirps. When that starts up again, then I know he is feeling better.
I have had many many parakeets in my life time. Growing up with them as a child. I do not ever recall a time I did not have a bird. So I know all the symptoms. Vets can not do much with such a little bird and usually cannot treat them. If he was a bigger species, then they are easier to treat.
Since he is still young, (almost 3) I know it is not a tumor that usually takes out my parakeets around the age of 5 - 7. Somehow a virus got him. There are no drafts in my home. That is usually the main killer to parakeets. Parakeets can handle the bitter cold, but not drafts!
Zeb my cockatiel misses him and calls for him.
Anyway, I wanted to keep you informed and say once again, thank you for your prayers and concerns and much hugs.
My t. had to bring me back to earth and live in the present. Reminding me that God has only supplied us each to live one day at a time. And that He is faithful.
With my current situation, I had my fears and worries going out in months and years in advance. Bypassing the present. Making myself physically sick. Having myself homeless, penniless and in jail. Well if I am in jail, then I guess I am not homeless, Huh?