Rose I hope you don't mind, but I moved Ian's post to fields of millet so that people can pay their respects.
No, that's absolutely fine, Marianne ... And thank you so much to everyone for all their kind words. I think I'd better turn this thing off and try and have something to eat ... Or maybe just a beer ...
I am truly sorry things ended badly, having only just lost my beloved Pickle at the vets during a procedure I totally understand and sympathise how you are feeling. You have to just tell yourself you did the very best for him! Fly high little man xx
Eric born 12th November 2017 Archie arrived 13th October 2019
In memory of Pickle, my friend. 8th June 2012 - 7th August 2017 ❤️ Buddy 25 October 2015 - 3rd December 2017 Boris 11 August - 3rd December 2017 Ernie 12th November 2017 - 9th June 2019 Not forgetting little Perry. May to August 2012. Taken tragically too soon. Together forever. Gone but never forgotten.
I am so terribly sorry, rose. The pair of you had been through the mill these past couple of months. You know he was getting the very best of possible care, and that you were doing all you could to help him through. Big hugs from me and mine. xx
Rest in peace, lovely man. Fly high, dear Ian.
We are not Vets, Avian or otherwise. If you have any serious doubts about your budgies' health an appointment with an Avian vet should always be your first point of call.
The vet has just phoned with the first results from the post-mortem - i.e. what they can see, as opposed to what the histology tests may reveal (which will take at least a week). He mentioned 4 points:
Apparently there was some kind of tumour which extended from his belly up to around his crop and even neck, which Tariq said could have been benign but looked strange to him - orangeish in colour. So probably NOT just your standard lymphoma (sp?).
There was inflammation in the region called the isthmus - this COULD mean megabacteria but not necessarily.
Ian's testes were enlarged, but that could have been due to the time of year (?!?!)
There were some dark spots on the liver, but those could have occurred post-mortem
So it does sound as though poor dear brave little Iany hadn't been very well at all ...