Hi. I have an 8 year old Cockatiel named Bobbin. Bobbin has been going through some tough medical issues the last part of last year and this year. Bobbin has ultimately been diagnosed with kidney disease. We are doing our best to treat and manage this. For the first couple of months of the year he was vomiting and feeling miserable. He saw multiple vets including an avian specialist 2 hours away. The vets felt that kidney disease was causing the vomiting, but we couldn't find anything to stop the vomiting until my local avian vet tried reglan which saved Bobbin's life! I had a Monday morning appointment to take Bobbin in for the Reglan. He looked terrible that morning and I really debated about putting him through another vet visit, but we went. The vet agreed he looked very bad, but gave him the injection. She also ordered an oral Rx of reglan which I picked up later that day. I was absolutely thrilled and amazed when Bobbin responded. The vomiting stopped and he has returned to his totally happy self except for the effects of kidney disease and apparent gout. We are doing our best to manage his kidney disease. After a couple of great months I noticed Bobbin having trouble with balance and with the strength of his feet and legs. This was especially apparent when he would try to move around with his Guinea Pig buddies. The vet drew blood again and found that Bobbin's uric acid was quite elevated. Due to possible side effects from allopurinol and the fact that Bobbin was feeling and acting so good the vet did not want to try allopurinol. She wanted Bobbin to go through a week of fluid injections which we did. Blood was drawn at the end of the fluids and Bobbin's uric acid level was way down although not in the normal range. The vet ordered a low dose prescription of aspirin for Bobbin and has me trying to give him a mixture of corn oil and fax seed oil which I am having trouble getting Bobbin to ingest. After about 5 weeks Bobbin started having trouble with his balance and his feet again. We have just completed another week of fluid injections which did not seem to help much. Bobbin is receiving Epakitin and Azodyl which the avian specialist gave us sprinkled on his food and Kidney Energy drops in his water. I am also giving him black cherry juice and his aspirin. Right now I am monitoring his weight. He seems so happy that I plan on monitoring him closely now and not rocking the boat. I have read threads on this site regarding kidney disease, gout and allopurinol. I appreciate all of this information. I would think that my next step will be allopurinol if Bobbin's condition worsens. Thanks again for this great site!