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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy Xandir ~ hard decision made

The blood test results were not good. Uric acid level at 35, 10 is normal. Sodium is low and potassium is high. Heís also dehydrated and needs fluid therapy (hand fed fluid throughout the day). He also needs to be on a very special diet to help prevent this happening again.

So Iíve given him back to my friend/his breeder. She does not work outside of the home. For that reason, and for other reasons as well, she can take much better care of him than I can. But she is a friend so I will hear all about him all the time and will even get to see him once in a while. (We live a couple of hrís away from each other)

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Oh I'm sorry Kim

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Sorry Kim,
You are an angel doing what's best.
Maybe there's another grey out there.

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Tell her she can relieve his kidneys by putting milk thistle and dandelion extract in his water. 1 drop of each per 2 oz of water. This will bring his uric acid down to a normal level.

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Sorry Kim,
You are an angel doing what's best.
Maybe there's another grey out there.
Right now I don't want to bring another one home. She actually has babies right now and I know she would give one to me. But I'm thinking that later, once I'm in a bigger place, I might adopt one in need,

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Tell her she can relieve his kidneys by putting milk thistle and dandelion extract in his water. 1 drop of each per 2 oz of water. This will bring his uric acid down to a normal level.
I gave the vet Tina's # and they talked but I'll pass this on. Tomorrow morning I go to the clinic to pickup some meds the vet wants him on and after work I'm going to make the 3 hr round trip again to take them to Tina.

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Poor guy. I hope he gets better.


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I made the three hour round trip last night to take the meds up to Tina and Xandir. She said that after I dropped him off on Thursday night he took a turn for the worse. She was very afraid he would not survive the night. Bit last night when I got there he was SO much better. He was alert and active, climbing all over the cage, even hanging from the ceiling, wanting out. She said that he is eating and drinking some on his own as well. I really believe that heís past the worst and is well on his way to being as healthy as he can be.

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So sorry you had to make such a heartwrenching decision, i do believe you made the best one for your baby. it is awesome to kow his breeder sees him as a living being and not just a past sale... happy also to hear he is looking much better....my heart goes out to you both!
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