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My 11 year old female cockatiel Sade became ill suddenly. Her neck muscle is shaking and she is losing her balance on perch frquently. She is sleepy. Vet made blood test and showed us the sample saying ‘the serum is very fatty and the blood values are so bad that I hardly believe she is still alive.The electrolyte balance is very bad and also she has fatty liver.” The potassium level is zero (reference value 8-10.9), calcium is 19.9 (reference value 8-10.9) Sodium is 103 L (reference value 132-150) ,AST is 0 ( reference value 120-400), CK is 777 (reference value 160-420), phosphorus 1.4 (reference value 3.2-4.8, TP 4.7(reference value 2.4-4.5).
She gave us some medicine mostly for liver and told us to make her drink 4 ml salty water(%0.9 NaCl) every day. She eats bird grit frequently. The meds are Crestor, Catasol, TMS, Folbiol, MTC, Glucamine and veda. Do you think this medicines are fine? As far as I searched from internet, the balance problem is related with lack of potassium. How can we increase the potassium level in the blood, what can be the reason, can the bird grit (calcium carbonate) be the result of this? Shoud we use salty water as she said to balance the electrolyte? Please help me I can not sleep for days and I cannot think anything other than her, I am afraid to see her dying.
 

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My 11 year old female cockatiel Sade became ill suddenly. Her neck muscle is shaking and she is losing her balance on perch frquently. She is sleepy. Vet made blood test and showed us the sample saying ‘the serum is very fatty and the blood values are so bad that I hardly believe she is still alive.The electrolyte balance is very bad and also she has fatty liver.” The potassium level is zero (reference value 8-10.9), calcium is 19.9 (reference value 8-10.9) Sodium is 103 L (reference value 132-150) ,AST is 0 ( reference value 120-400), CK is 777 (reference value 160-420), phosphorus 1.4 (reference value 3.2-4.8, TP 4.7(reference value 2.4-4.5).
She gave us some medicine mostly for liver and told us to make her drink 4 ml salty water(%0.9 NaCl) every day. She eats bird grit frequently. The meds are Crestor, Catasol, TMS, Folbiol, MTC, Glucamine and veda. Do you think this medicines are fine? As far as I searched from internet, the balance problem is related with lack of potassium. How can we increase the potassium level in the blood, what can be the reason, can the bird grit (calcium carbonate) be the result of this? Shoud we use salty water as she said to balance the electrolyte? Please help me I can not sleep for days and I cannot think anything other than her, I am afraid to see her dying.
Do you think you can get her to eat banana? That is the first thing I would think of if she is low on potassium. I try to give it to mine but neither one will eat it. If yours won't, I would try mashing it up in the food and try to fool her a bit. Good luck!
 

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My 11 year old female cockatiel Sade became ill suddenly. Her neck muscle is shaking and she is losing her balance on perch frquently. She is sleepy. Vet made blood test and showed us the sample saying ‘the serum is very fatty and the blood values are so bad that I hardly believe she is still alive.The electrolyte balance is very bad and also she has fatty liver.” The potassium level is zero (reference value 8-10.9), calcium is 19.9 (reference value 8-10.9) Sodium is 103 L (reference value 132-150) ,AST is 0 ( reference value 120-400), CK is 777 (reference value 160-420), phosphorus 1.4 (reference value 3.2-4.8, TP 4.7(reference value 2.4-4.5).
She gave us some medicine mostly for liver and told us to make her drink 4 ml salty water(%0.9 NaCl) every day. She eats bird grit frequently. The meds are Crestor, Catasol, TMS, Folbiol, MTC, Glucamine and veda. Do you think this medicines are fine? As far as I searched from internet, the balance problem is related with lack of potassium. How can we increase the potassium level in the blood, what can be the reason, can the bird grit (calcium carbonate) be the result of this? Shoud we use salty water as she said to balance the electrolyte? Please help me I can not sleep for days and I cannot think anything other than her, I am afraid to see her dying.
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How are you giving the meds to your bird? If it is through a syringe perhaps you can really mash up a bit of banana, almost to the consistency of liquid, and give a little bit the same way.,
 
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