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So Skipper, my sulfur-crested cockatoo started limping two weeks ago. We noticed her foot (ankle more like) was swollen. So we took her to the vet and they put her on antibiotics in case of infection and anti inflammatory in case of gout or arthritis (we know she has arthritis, she's 38 years old. This just hasn't ever happened before). They said if the swelling goes down all the way to take her off the anti inflammatory 'cause it can be hard on her body, and continue the antibiotics.
Well the swelling went down almost all the way and she was walking normal and even dancing on her cage again. We took her off the anti inflammatory, and a day later it started swelling up again and now she's not standing on it. I called the vet and she said we can continue giving the anti inflammatory, just every two days in stead of one to avoid the risk of side effects.
So now I'm worried that it could be something other than gout or arthritis and the drugs are just masking whatever it is. And we're kind of scared so we're bringing her to the vet for some more tests soon...