Lightning September 2011 - 2nd June 2013
Lightning - as feather problems started
I am always on here answering questions and sending messages of condolence to those who have lost dear feathered friends.
I have been on here a few times asking for advice with one of my Budgies Lightning.
Avian vets were at a loss, and said they had exhausted all possible avenues with Lightning and prescribed pain medication as she was in a lot of constant pain.
Yesterday evening I made the hardest decision of my life and made an appointment with the vets today.
The vets was not open until 10am, but the phone lines opened at 9am.
I explained my reason for the appointment and they told me to go straight down before opening time and ring the buzzer. They also waived a £60 extra fee charged on Sundays.
I left with my Mother and we were left alone in the empty waiting room whilst the vet and a nurse took Lightning away downstairs.
You see, Lightning was not receiving any further treatment. She was being euthanized.
I broke down when the vet took her away and again just outside the hospital when I was given her body back wrapped in a small towel and placed back in the carrier.
She has been buried outside in my garden and her companion has no idea where she has gone and is calling for her.
I am fighting back tears, but thought I should thank everyone for their help, especially Tracie, Linda, Sandra Singh and Dr B, and update you on her situation.
Thank you so much. I need to stay strong for Sky but have broken down 3 times since.
This was the hardest decision and one I never want to make again and miss her greatly and am emotionally drained and it is only 1:08pm here.
My Dad has offered me one of the budgies he took on for free after being dropped off by a neighbor of their owner who had dementia at the pet store as she could not care for them any longer.
The pet store owner did not want them and my Dad took the two birds home. They are both green and he will keep one male and he will give me the other male.
He will be brought round when I and Sky are ready.
Thank you again for all your support and I hope everyone's birds are doing well and you don't go through the tough decision and pain I am going through right now.