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Please keep Picasso in your thoughts

I don't know what else to do. I'm calling an avian vet right now. Picasso has been her ordinary self all the time she has been with me and she has always been healthy and happy. At least to the eye. All of a sudden, she just lost all balance and couldn't even hold her head up. I've got her in a hospital tank.

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I called the Avian Vet. He said as an emergency solution I can put 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 pinch of salt to a pint of water and syringe it.

I wrote that about 30 minutes ago..

Picasso had a VERY harsh seizure when we got out of the hospital tank. I thought she died. But then she keeps twitching now. The vet said her organs may be failing as she is very old, tracing back on her ring she may be 22 years old.

I can't give her the solution, I think it will drown her

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Aww sorry daisy... What kind of bird is she? It is terrible thaT you have to go thru this.. I hope it is quick for you both....
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She's my creamino peach-faced lovebird, the one with the mishaped beak? She got bit really bad by an IRN when I first had her. She's still having these seizures now. An hour after it started happening. I can't take her to a vet and have her put to sleep. None are open around here. She must be in so much pain

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Oh Daisy that is so sad... All you can do is be there to comfort her and try to keep her warm and quiet... And as I said before... I hope it is over quick .
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I'm so sorry Daisy. Hold her, comfort her and tell her you love her and she's not alone. All our prayers are with you and with her.

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Aw... I'm so sorry Daisy...
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Thank you all.

She passed away ten minutes ago. Me and Jack are heartbroken. She will be missed

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Oh Daisy, I am so very sorry . Sounds like she had a heart attack.
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Oooh, I'm sorry Daisy... that's got to be hard. Poor baby.



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Oh I am truly sorry.

R.I.P Picasso. Fly free.

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Sorry for your loss Daisy.. Prayers for you guys...

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Thank you all. The vet just said she would of gone into organ failure and over time she would get weaker but not show it. And within three hours she had collapsed, had a HUGE seizure and then many small seizures. It took her so long to die. I think BJ and the babies have felt it now. They're awful quiet. I wish we could of gotten to it or done something but the vey said I had done a fantastic job and I'd done everything he would of told me to do. That made me a bit happier. I have to be strong though, I have many beautiful loving birds around me and a very supportive man at my side. And of course you guys are fantastic friends.

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Aw Daisy, I'm so sorry. We all know you did everything you could for her. I know she was comforted having you with her. She's flying free now.....my thoughts are with you, I know how sad you must feel.


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Aww Daisy I am so sorry... you did everything you could for her... she was loved and comforted to the end... you are such a great bird Momma... ( hugs ) I am glad it is over for you both... Rip Picasso girl....
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I'm so sorry Rip little one. At least you were there at the end

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Oh my gosh

Fly free Picasso
Hope things will get better on your end


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Thank you all so much. I am trying to remember all our good times and it's cheering me up. I loved her even when her beak looked like one of those burnt chips nobody eats in the bag! I had some cute videos of her from a few hours before she passed away. It was so strange, she loved to be stroked but never scritched. She was fluffing up and bopping me with her beak to scritch her and when I stopped she was not pleased! I gave her a shower with the rest of the lovies cause it was her favourite thing and she was totally fine there. It's just afterwards she got even more clingy and weird so straight away I made a hospital cage knowing something was not right. Then before she went in she just collapsed. That's when I panicked more so but I thought we could save her. I called an emergency 24 hour vet from somewhere up North and the guy went through loads of questions. He asked me about her ring and that's when we found out she would be 22! Then he gave me that recipe for the solution and just as I went to pick her up to give her it she started flapping. I mean a lot of birds flap when you put them in your hand because they're all like AH! Put me down. But her eyes looked hollow, dead almost. I put her gentle down and she continued to flap in this weird way. Her whole body started to have spasms that looked extremely painful. She then stiffened and I thought oh she's died. I burst into tears almost being sick at what I had just seen. We picked her up and all of a sudden she started breathing really faintly. Her eyes had gone though. Like she was blind now. I put her back into the tank and I knew she was going to die, I didn't want to give her the solution because if she physically can't swallow anything I give her she would surely drown. She had her legs spread wide, her wings too and her head was on the floor. She kept having leg, eyes, wings and back spasms. The saddest were the head ones. I would talk to her through the tank and she would put her head up to listen. Then a few seconds after her head would sway and she would collapse again. Slowly she couldn't even look at me any more and I can honestly say in the kindest possible way that after that fit I wanted her to die. We waited with her the whole time and eventually her back stopped moving. She had died. I couldn't believe it. But I could. I didn't want to see her suffer any more. BJ n the babies still appear to be grieving. We are burying her in those beautiful woods I take Dexter too in a couple of hours. I just need to feed my flock up and change the waters. Do so spot checks and make sure everybody is okay and hand feed my budgie bunch. I found some pictures of Picasso asleep on me on my iPod which made me smile. I had been giving her scritches until she fell asleep and she had sent me to sleep. Thanks whoever took them!

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i am so sorry to hear that daisy 22 is very old for a lovebird, most dont live past 15, so its amazing she has lived this long. you've done your best in this situation, its never easy to watch something go, when you know its inevitable and not be able to do anything... i know the feeling, and we are all here for you. you've done your best and made her comfortable in her last moments as best you could. rest in peace picasso



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