Monday, July 14, 2008

The days events

Started by taking my 7 month old cockatiel, Prince, to the vet. He's been eating and drinking fine but he has had a cold, sleeping a lot and very listless. He is dehydrated, malnourished, his lungs don't look right, stress breathing and he has a mysterious spot on the xray. I could have put him in the hospital in an incubator but Lord knows for how long. I would rather keep him with me so that God forbid, he passes, I want him to know that he is with the people that love him and are doing their best to fight for his life. He is on an antibiotic and I am feeding and forcing water every 2 hours. If anyone reads this, please pray for his speedy recovery. I don't know if I can stand the loss of another one of my babies. Yeah I know, he's just a bird!!

Then I had to rush to my own dr's appointment. He took a healthy chunk out of my cheek. It's on the left cheek next to my nose. He originally took a scraping back in 1999 and it was precancer. It had turned scabby so he took a biopsy and it was indeed Basal Cell but he didn't get enough of it so had to go back in and take a deeper cut. Basal Cell Carcenoma is a non invasive type of skin cancer. There were 2 spots really close together but he didn't want to take the smaller one because he wouldn't have had enough skin to close and it would have pulled down my lower lid. He opted, for now, to take a scraping, see how it goes and maybe later on decide to take it off.

Anyhow, that's how my day has gone. Hope you all have had better.