Post by Marianne Marlow on Feb 20, 2013 19:21:58 GMT
Rest in peace my little Dumpling
On Monday 18th February we had to take the awful decision of ending Lilek’s suffering. My little Dumpling had a tumour. We had taken him to the vet on 9th February, we were told it was either a tumour or an infection. Lilek was treated for more than a week (twice a day) with Baytril and also had some anti-inflammatory drugs.
I kept him by me almost constantly, feeding him Trill, Millet and water.
Unfortunately he did not recover, the tumour grew and he was losing weight at a rapid rate. We could see that he had problems breathing, even walking where the tumour was pressing on his leg.
I could have probably kept him going for another week, feeding him, helping him drink, but this is no way for a budgie to live.
We did the kindest thing that we could.
We both miss our little cheeky Dumpling, he was such a big part of our lives. He bit our fingers, toes and feet, but he touched our hearts. We were fortunate to spend time with him.
He is now in the land of millet, swings and mischief.
My Birds My Foods & Supplements Always treat your pets as family members. We sent thee not, but as a Mercy for all creatures (Quran 21:107) There is no creature on [or within] the earth or bird that flies with its wings except [that they are] communities like you. We have not neglected in the Register a thing (Quran 6:38)
Rest in Peace, you handsome, wonderful little Dumpling, Lilek. You know how much everyone loved you, especially Marianne. Hopefully, when the grief subsides, she will remember your funny antics and smile.