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part 2-Chyna
We tossed some clothes in the car and off we went. It was a long drive out of state. When we got there, that wasn’t the same bird. The feathers were dull, dark, tattered, eyes dull. The small tiel cage with one old toy was opened and the bird flew to the ground. No one could touch it but it would step up on a finger. He said that he only kept birds for 6 months and then sold them. He had this bird for a year (from a breeder). He didn’t want it anymore so, he’d give us a good price. I just couldn’t leave the bird. He thought it was a boy. Then he gave me a bag of food for the 8 hour trip home. After we were on the way home, I opened the bag, it was moldy. We stopped at a Petsmart and purchased new food, toys etc. I was watched the whole way home. After we got home around midnight, the bird saw the new cage (Bailey’s) and everything I put in it. The Bird was so very happy and running around and playing. Finally we all went to bed at 1am. The next day, the bird was sneezing a lot so he went to my vet asap. My vet said to me that I have a very sweet but neglected bird. A lot of tests were done, Now we know that bird is a girl. I named her Chyna. We had heard China Girl on the radio several times on the way home. She was on meds for respiratory infections. I was also told that she was neglected. You can see on her page all the times she was ill. It seemed like she was on meds more than not. In the spring, she got worse. my vet called another bird specialist and off we went on a 150 mile trip. She had pneumonia and I was in a panic. But, she recovered from that. She was still having respiratory problems. Both vets were seeing her all this time. It was decided that she needed nares surgery as they were blocked. One side was a lot worse than the other. I was in a panic when she went into surgery. After what seemed like a lifetime, the vet came up to me and said, please come back here. I thought I’d lost her. But, there she was laying on the table in restraints and looking at me. He said that they were ready to put her under but, she wasn’t moving. So, they started the surgery and she never made a sound or moved. He said that has never happened to him. After her little recovery period, she was back with me. I had to peel her off and put her in the Wingabago. This summer in time for her second hatchday, she was well and enjoying her day. She and I have become very close. But, Bailey’s memory is still in my heart. The best news for me was when my regular vet on her first yearly check-up (who has seen her just days after she came home) said to me" You wouldn’t know this is the same bird, she looks wonderful." She will probably be on allergy meds on and off all her life. She’s had many many vet visits, tests, labs, meds and surgery but, she is so worth it, I love her.
SKY: Thank you Jane and Chyna for your wonderful, heart warming interview.
with my heart filled with love
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