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tragic accident

Post by Darlene » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:47 pm

Last Thursday there was a terrable accident with our baby Luna. My daughter was helping me look for something in the hutch in our dinning room. Luna was out running around playing. My daughter opened the side drawer on the hucth too far and it fell out just as little Luna ran under it, and it fell on him/her. She flew into the next room and collapsed. I could tell instantly she was badly hurt. My husband & I rushed her to the avian vet. He gave her three shots, one for shock, one was an anesthetic and one for pain. He took xrays and the only fracture he could see was her little pevic bone. He said she should heal, but she was going to be in pain until the swelling and bruiseing went away. He said a few to several days. Luna has not made a sound since she was injured and has no use of her legs & feet. It has been four days now and we are keeping her quiet and comfertable as possable. She does move around in the bottom of her cage, but pulls herself with her beek. I have been hand feeding her with baby formula and Harrisons high potency pellets, softened. All of us are just devistated about this. Luna has been a big part of our daily lives for two years. She is the baby of the family. My husband & I have been wipeing away the tears and my daughter is just crushed, becouse she feels responsable.
One other person emailed and said her cockateel had a bad fall and went into shock and had the same symptoms as Luna. Paralisis and no vocalization. But it slowely recovered.
That was helpful to hear that it may be possable for Luna to regain use of her legs & feet and voice. We look every day for the smallest improvement to happen. But it is hard to keep from thinking the worst.
The sadness here is almost unbearable. We are trying to hang onto some hope. We just don't know what we would do without our baby Luna. and we feel so sorry for her.

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Post by Lauren » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:17 am

:cry: Poor lil Luna! So sorry to hear. No matter how much you bird proof your home these things can happen. Your daughter can't blame herself. Accidents happen no matter how much we try to stop them. I hope Luna recovers soon and can get through the pain. Stay positive. She can pull through. Lots of love and hugs for Luna, yourself and your family. :cry:
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Post by Mikaela » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:21 am

Darlene:

Im so sorry. Please continue to visit us and give us updates.

*hugs you*

I dont know what to say in times like this. Death and/or serious injury is the only thing I tip toe around. Since Im not good with tip toeing Im at a loss so I'll just hug you. :wink:

As PSchick said... wasnt anyones fault. That drawer was as likely to fall on that Baby as an airplane overhead. Awful things happen. Noones fault.
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Luna update

Post by Darlene » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:36 pm

Hello again,
This is day 5 and there is a couple of slight improvements from yesterday. Luna has made some weak sounds today in reaction to my husband & I. And she can shake and fan her tail when she wants to. We did see her pull her leg back when we touched it. and she opened her little foot. She pulls herself around and manages to pull her legs up under her.
Our avian vet called this morning to check on Luna. He said to give it at least two weeks to heal and to show improvement. and

there could have been some spineal cord trauma, but if the spineal cord is in tact, she could slowely heal and recover.
So we aren't giveing up on her. Luna has always been a determined little thing when she wants something. So we are counting on her to fight her way back. It is just hard for us to see her so helpless.
There are two things I would like your input on that may help when the time comes. First is: My husband is a big guy that is kind of rough around the edges, but a big softy inside. He has become so bonded to our baby Luna, that this has been very painful for him and he shows it. He said if things don't work out so Luna recovers and we loose her, He will never go through this again. Meaning that he wouldn't want to get attached to anouther baby or even give it a chance. This is the way he feels right now.
But as for me, I am trying to stay possitive that Luna will make it with all the love & care we are giveing her. But if it isn't to be, then we have all the Parrot equipment that we have invested in that will just be sitting there empty. I feel it would help us to find anouther IRN to have to turn our attention to, that needs a good home.
Sometimes in pet stores I will see a parrot sitting in a cage alone and just sleeps all the time from boredom. And I feel so sorry for it. But I hope no one thinks I am hard hearted just becouse I would try to find anouther one. Not to replace Luna, but to help us heal from this and to help anouther parrot or IRN that needs love and care. I just hope we don't have to face this.
:) Thank you for your relpy it is much appreciated
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Post by coz » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:23 pm

It's surprising how much love we have in our hearts!
If and when you need to make that decision, you both, will make the right one together.
Anyway I am sure Luna will be better than ever. It may just take a while.
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Post by ~*Gwennie*~ » Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:45 pm

Darlene, like the others mentioned, it was no one's fault but still it's difficult. I'm glad to hear that Luna is slowly improving. Please keep us updated and i will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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Post by Peanut » Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:52 pm

im so sorry to hear that. i will have luna and you in my thoughts and prayers. i hope she gets well soon!

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Thank you all

Post by Darlene » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:13 pm

It is surpriseing how many friends are there for support when you think you are the only one with hard luck. Luna's got friends she doesn't know about. And she is in the hands of a higher power. We are just here to help her.
I just have to say that I would highly recommend an IRN to anyone looking for the ideal little companion. From haveing Luna I have learned a lot about parrots especially the IRN. They learn easy, but can have a mind of thier own. Luna has developed a cute little personality to fit us, her flock. Lots of cute mischief and humor. Determination for problem solveing. Affectionate and sweet and so what if they are vocal, it is a really cute little voice. Sometimes Luna's little voice would be muffled sounding, becouse we would find her inside of the book case behind the glass door looking out at us. LOL. We just hope she will again be up to her usual mischief. I promise! I will never ever complain to her about her mischief or messes she makes.
Thank you all for the positive support. I'm glad there is a place like this.
Darlene

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Post by Lauren » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:38 pm

Thats so sweet Darlene. :wink: A true lover of IRNs.

Group hugs for lil Luna. :wink:
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Post by Pounamu » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:01 pm

poor lil Luna, my heart sank when i read it, but it sounds like she is making good progress. Stay positive.

When my IRN flew out the window (my mum left it open when she took the bird out) never to be seen again I found it helped getting another IRN, although i had trouble switching to the new name, the new IRN gave me something to take my mind off what had happened.

But I do hope Luna makes a full recovery.

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some good news !

Post by Darlene » Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:17 am

:) Guess what ! tonight Luna made a sound for the first time since the accident/injury. Weak, but her usual little call when she wants attention. And she ate by herself for the first time. :D There has been improvements today. All we are waiting for now is signs that she can use her legs & feet. If she can grab a pencil with her foot or feet, then we will know she will walk again. But one thing at a time. Just wanted to tell you all the good news. OH YES ! Our Lunas little personality is comming back. She bit me on my finger. LOL :lol:

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Post by Lauren » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:28 pm

That is so good to hear! Go Luna! Stay positive. Keep us updated :wink:
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Hope for Luna fadeing

Post by Darlene » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:45 pm

:cry: It has been a week since Luna was injured, Two days ago we started hearing vocal sounds and calls from Luna. And we were thinking this is the beginning of recovery. But today we have seen no improvements in Luna being able to move his legs or feet. There is little or no response when we touch his legs or feet. He is still pulling his self with his beek. God! that is hard to watch. We are beginning to think by now, that there will be no recovery of the paralisis in his legs & feet. There must be spineal cord damage . We don't know if his little pelvic bone has healed enough to stand. But the paralisis has something to do with his back. No broken bones in his back, but could be spineal cord trauma. We will have to make a decision in the next few days, about putting Luna to sleep, if we don't see any improvement. I don't want Luna to suffer if it means he won't walk again. He doesn't understand why he can't get around and do the things he used to do. It is so sad. So we may have to love him enough to let him go, if there is no signs of movement in the next several days. This is killing us :cry:

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Post by CatsChair » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:05 pm

Hang tough. Spinal cord trauma can take a really long time to heal (or for the swelling to just go down). I know this is incredibly hard for you and your family, but trust your vet would tell you if Luna was in any pain. That being the case, he is already in a better place, or taking a nice rest. Don't blame yourselves! Our thoughts and warm wishes are with you.
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Post by Lauren » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:48 pm

Catschair is right. Hang in there and stay positive. Might not happen soon. But Luna is in the best environment he can be in right now. I can't imagine how heart breaking this is for you and your family. If my fids ever were hurt I know I would do everything in my power to help them and wouldnt give up hope too soon. Its a hard decision.

Sending my love to you, your family and Luna.
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Post by fiona » Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:06 pm

:cry: I am so so sorry. I would die if anything happened to fiona. I hope he's doing better. Don't feel bad if you have to put him down. It is a very selfless act ....thinking more of him and his happiness than your own. Honestly I don't know if I could be that strong. Accidents happen. Atleast it was a freak accident. I once killed two lizards and one of my favorite frogs that are kind of rare because I forgot to turn the heat down. I literally killed my animals. I felt horrible and cried for a long time. So, it could be worse. I hope your daughter is feeling better about the situation, she shouldn't blame herself.

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Giveing it more time

Post by Darlene » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:38 pm

Thank You all for your support. If we ever needed some help to stay possitive, this is it. Today I sat Luna down in some mildly warm water for his bath. He can't stand so he needs to be cleaned up frequantly. It is a good way to let him have some excersise. The splashing is fun time and good for his circulation. I had my hand under him for support and also to feel if he was trying to move his little legs. I wrapped him in a towel and held him and he went to sleep. Before he was injured, he was too much in a hurry to get down and go play, to take time for cuddling. If Luna recovers by some miracle, he can be as bratty as he wants. I won't complain. We all know that IRNs can be little brats sometimes. But when you are that cute, you can get away with it. He can chew all the remotes he wants if he just can heal and get back to normal. Thanks for the help to stay possative.

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Post by Lauren » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:51 pm

:wink: Keep us updated, we all have our fingers crossed for Luna. :wink:
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Post by Datsun and Family » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:29 pm

Oh hun, you are doing the best you can and from what you say plus what we all know about ringnecks he's not ready to give up and nor should you. You will know if it ever gets to a stage where he is suffering. But being a determined little brat that we know all ringnecks are I am sure he can give this all he's got. Even the smallest improvement is a huge accomplishment, give it time and know we are all sending positive thoughts your way.

Oh and did you tell him about the remotes? Coz thats a good bribe!! :lol:

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Day 9 update

Post by Darlene » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:12 am

Well here I am again, on an emotional roller coaster. When we got up this morning and saw there was no change with Luna, we were both quiet and had a heavy feeling of sadness and dred of how this will turn out. So my husband held him for a while and stroked his little legs and back while I fixed his feeding for him. He wouldn't eat and took his little tongue and spit the food out. As sad as I felt for him, his useing that little tongue to spit his food out made me laugh at him. I changed his bed and gave him a warm bath. And while I was holding him, I was strokeing his back and moveing his legs for circulation and to relax his muscles.
I put my finger under his little toes and I felt his toes curl around my finger. I looked down and he had those little toes bent around my finger. I couldn't believe it! I pulled his leg out a bit and felt some resistance like he was trying to pull his leg back. Then I put my finger under his toes again and this time he not only curled his toes around my finger but he sqeezed down and tightened his grip. kind of weak, but definatly where he had a grip on my finger. THANK YOU GOD ! he had movement in his leg and foot. That heavy sad feeling started to lift and we have new hope now, that baby Luna may recover.
Lunas little cute voice is sounding a little stronger, but he still isn't talking. Even if he never talks again, as long as he heals and won't be paralized.
Mabey the trauma he has been through has made him forget he used to talk. We will help him through that too.
I will keep updateing lunas condition. We will do what all of you said and try to keep believeing in Luna that he will keep trying to beat this.
Thank you all for being here when we have really needed other people who have IRNs, that know what beautiful elegant and awsome loveing pets they are.
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Post by CatsChair » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:25 am

That is wonderful. It is good to know that Luna is hanging in there. You all keep fighting as long as it is right; we are in the trenches with you!
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Post by ringneck » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:10 am

yes, please keep us updated! Poor little ringneck. It's going to take time to heal...keep doing what you are doing and keep us updated...we are here for you! :wink:

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Post by Pounamu » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:51 am

Thats great news.

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Post by fiona » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:18 am

YAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY :lol:
I was so worried, I told my bf about it, and we were both pulling for Luna!

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Post by ambros1a » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:29 am

oooooh wow, congrats on the progress!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thats fantastic, i dont know how id act if something happened to my fids, i dont have kids lol, they are my kids as i tell ppl.
Please keep us posted on any more news.
*gives luna some corn kernels and scratches*
and hugss Darlene, you must be feeling so relieved, keep up the good work and his physio lol and hopefully he will be at those remotes soon :D
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Post by kyria » Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:42 pm

Keeping Luna in my prayers. God bless you for the wonderful work you are doing to rehabilitate him, I know Luna knows how much you love him, just by the way you are caring for him. Just know how much you are learning, you will have so much to share with others that may go through this. Luna is one special bird, and when he pulls through the bond you will have will be incredible.
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Luna's vet visit

Post by Darlene » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:13 am

Hello everyone, thank you for just being here to listen and help us stay possitive. WOW! it has been a tough two weeks since Luna was hurt. We here have days that we can't see the end of the sadness for little Luna and we wipe away the tears, becouse we see his playstand without him on it and other favorite hangouts around the house. And we wander if Luna will ever be able to stand and walk again. But we try to sound cheerful around Luna, becouse parrots are very much in tune to our emotions. Sometimes when they are bratty it is becouse they feel our anger or frustrations we are haveing that day.
We took Luna to see the vet today and he said Luna does have some nerve damage and that it is a good thing that we are doing theropy and range of motion excersises on him. And it is a good sign that Luna has moved his legs & feet a little. It has only been two weeks and this type of injury may take monthes to mend. He weighed him and he is 120 grams, so that isn't too bad for the kind of shock & trauma he has been through. I am hand feeding him the Harrisons pellets , the high potency formula, to make sure he is getting extra nutrition to help recovery. We are doing the range of motion theropy with his legs & feet, and I put him in some warm water sometimes. And we just take turns holding him and keeping him relaxed and stress free.
If it takes monthes or a year or whatever it takes we will continue treatment untill Luna is healed and strong again. He is already acting like he wants to play more now. So he is not acting like he is haveing pain.
I will see you here for updates as they happen. I hope it will all be good news.
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Post by kyria » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:20 am

I will see you here for updates as they happen. I hope it will all be good news.
:) Darlene


Amen to that *Hugz*
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Progress happening with Luna !

Post by Darlene » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:09 am

:D Hey everyone!
I think things are happening with Luna. My husband & I have both been working with Luna for care and theropy. We have been sitting Luna in some warm water and doing range of motion theropy and massages to his legs and feet. There was just very weak slight movement sometimes before. But today there is suddenly some strong movement in his legs and opening his toes. During thropy today, I tried to pull his leg foreward and he strongly resisted and pulled his leg back several times. and he opened his toes when I touched his foot. It is the strongest movement we have seen. His other leg on the side of the injury is moveing but not strong yet. YES! and he is showing that he can feel something cold on his foot. He pulls it back when I touch his foot with a Q tip dipped in cold water. When he gets so he can grasp something in his feet, we will try standing him up. If he feels his feet touching a surface, then mabey he will start trying to stand. But we have to get the other little leg stronger yet.
There is anouther sign that feeling is comming back in his feet. Or that he may be feeling a little discomfort from feeling comming back. I found blood on his towel from chewing his toe nails until they bleed. Becouse now he can get his foot up to his beek. I put aloe vera on his toes and feet but we don't know why he is doing this. Luna has never been a feather biter or feather plucker.
So in one way this is a good sign, but not good for him to chew his toenails until they bleed. Could this be some kind of anxiety? becouse he is getting feeling back ? Do your IRNs ever make a little growely noise when they get cranky? This little mini growel is what he did today when I touched his foot with something cold.
You all have said to stay possitive. It has been hard sometimes and we are not through it yet. But Luna isn't going to give up, and Luna doesn't know how many friends he has. And we are seeing some real hope that he just might get through this.
Thanks to all of you.
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Post by Lauren » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:17 am

:wink: Thats great news! Not long now before Lunas up and about causing mischief again! I can see it!

I'd be watchful of this 'toe chewing'. Might be a sign, Luna is not happy right now. But I'd be very unhappy in poor Lunas situation too. Could be anxiety, discomfort.. I'm guessing Luna gets regular vet visits. Maybe your vet could help you out with stopping this.

The growling is normal. My 2 fids both growl when they don't like something. Lunas just saying, 'I don't like that!' even though he can't get around like he used to he's still got a big attidude! hehe. :lol:

Can't wait to see the videos of Luna up and about! :wink: Remember to keep positive. Wishing you all a happy recovery.
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Post by Darlene » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:54 pm

Yes we have an avian vet that we take Luna to for maintanance and check ups. We just had Luna there last Tuesday for a follow up after his injury. The vet said the paralisis in his legs could mean some nerve damage that may be temporary and can a long time to heal. But the toenail chewing didn't start until after we had Luna to see the vet. The toenail chewing just started after he is reacting to touch on his feet and is haveing stronger movement in his legs. The Paralisis could also be from shock that he is beginning to come out of. In iether case I am guessing that as feeling comes back it may a little stressful becouse he may have some uncomfortable feelings or even some pain until the muscels are back working good again. I can get some calming medication for him from www.petmedicinechest.com They are very helpful with all kinds of health issues with pets & birds. Mabey for now, it would help to give Luna something natural to calm him while he is in this part of healing and getting movement back. And we can contact our avian vet. I will let you know what we find out on this. Right now I am putting an anti chewing aid on his toes. It is called " Birdie Bitters " it is for feather plucking and chewing. It tastes really bitter. and helps discourage this kind of behavior. I am hopeing this is just a temporary side effect.

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Post by Janice L Parks » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:10 pm

:cry: Oh Darlene I have just been reading through your heartbreaking story. I think what you and your husband are doing show's true love of your baby. I don't know of any advise to give you except that I read in my parott book that like humans birds need sunlight. If you have a window where the sun shines in a little warm rays might help. I'm pulling for Luna and I pray that your daughter doesn't beat her self up about the accident, because that's what it was, an accident. Maybe the chewing on Luna's toes is kinda like when your foot or arm goes to sleep and how it aches when the feeling comes back. I'll be glued to the computer to hear about your babies progress. Huggs to all of you. We will turn our frowns upside down. :( :D
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Post by FGM » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:54 am

Hi Darlene,I am new to this forum and just read your post about this stressfull part of your lives.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,including Luna of course.
It sounds like you are taking wonderful care of your precious Luna and I hope Luna has a speedy recovery.
Could Luna be chewing because he has not as much to do now because loss of movement?I hope it doesn't last.Sending you ((((((((hugs))))))))

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Post by fiona » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:36 am

Janice, You can also get reptiles lights that put out uva and uvb rays. People can use these too when they are depressed. :wink:

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Post by Janice L Parks » Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:14 pm

I knew they had big expensive lights people used up north, but I never thought about reptile lights. Thanks for the hint. :o I grew up in Oregon which can be very depressing with all the rain so that's why I moved to Texas. My husband grew up here. I'm waiting to hear an update on Luna's progress.
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Luna saw vet

Post by Darlene » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:42 pm

Hello
Today Luna saw two avian vets. Our primary avian vet, had anouther vet meet us there when we brought Luna in. Both were very interested in Luna's injury and the spineal trauma and the reaction to shock syndrom. Our primary vet knows how Luna had paralisis of his legs and feet when the injury occured. At two weeks after the injury, we took Luna back to get his oppinion of the paralisis and to check Luna over for weight loss and any healing and to see if Luna was haveing a lot of pain etc. At that time he was suprised that Luna was not seriously under weight do to shock and trauma. One of the risks of that kind of shock and stress is the immune system weakens and the bird becomes ill on top of the injury and they do die. In Lunas case there wasn't even any seriouse weight loss. And the vet said there was some nerve damage and can take a long time to heal. I was hand feeding Luna on high potency pellet food and puried fruit a mixture of herbs added to the formula. And was offering an organic parrot food mix that I order from ( www.greyfeathertoys.com) I also get the dried herb mix from them. We are doing range of motion theropy on Lunas legs and massages about five times a day. We are putting Luna down on the floor surrounded by his toys and paper to shred, just to keep him from getting depressed and for excersise. We pick him up and cuddle and love him and he takes his naps on us. He gets lowered in warm water to splash as part of his theropy. Now Luna has been moveing his legs and pulling back when we straighten his legs out and a very strong resistance with his legs now. And opening his toes. The vets are very incouraged about Luna recovering now that they have seen this improvement over the last few days. They think the reason Luna is chewing his toe nails is becouse feeling is returning in his toes and it may be temporary. But the vet said if he keeps up the chewing he will make a small collar for Luna so he can't reach his toes. About a UV lamp. We have a avian UV lamp that we keep over his cage. Also I have a humidifier and an air purifier for a healthy environment. We live in western Washington state, So we use pellet stoves for heat, which can dry the air too much, and we do need the UV lamp becouse there is a lot of cloudy weather here. We have wind storms here from fall through spring. So we have a generator becouse there are power outages here during some high winds. Sorry this is so long, but I had a lot to tell you all. I guess I could have just said " We have good news, there is progress with Luna. " :D But I wanted to tell you what we are doing to help Luna survive and recover so he can be a happy little fid again. Thank you all for your encouragement in this hard time. I'll keep the reports going and please pray we don't have any set backs and that progress will continue. We are working on getting his ammune system strong again also. There is so much to think of when you are trying to pull a small fragile bird back from possable death to live a normal life again. Some people have said " it's just a bird, why go to all this bother ? " That is when I have some very evil thoughts, and feel like I will loose it. :evil:

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Re: Luna saw vet

Post by kyria » Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:05 am

Darlene wrote:We are putting Luna down on the floor surrounded by his toys and paper to shred


I got a rush of fear when I began this sentence :shock: don't scare me like that.

I am keeping you and Luna in my prayers, you are doing an amazing Job and I am sure the vets are impressed and learning from this themselves, well done ! God Bless you !
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Post by FGM » Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:43 pm

You are doing a wonderful job at looking after Luna.I sure hope that the improvements keep coming.It makes me so angry when people say stupid comments like "its just a bird".They are "just a homosapien" lets put them down when they have a injury.We are all animals and all have a soul and spirit.Luna couldn't ask for a better owner.Don't ever think your post is too long,its good to know what you are doing so we can learn from it aswell.Thoughts and prayers are still with you and Luna.

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Post by CatsChair » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:27 pm

You are doing such a great job! I hope to have someone like you around if I ever need to get better -- you are an inspiration.
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Post by Janice L Parks » Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:34 am

:D Oh thank God for Luna's progress. I would do anything to save an injured animal. And they are not "Just Birds" they are family members. Keep up the good work and know that we are all pulling for Luna and family. :)
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Luna on herbal program

Post by Darlene » Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:15 pm

(Hi Janice & everyone
I want to let you know that Luna is presantly about the same, but no set backs. I have known about an all natural and herbal medical treatment web-site for a long time now. It is called ( pet medicine chest ) the web address for birds is; ( www.avianmedicinechest.com) They treat all kinds of seriouse illnesses and are successful in cases where they were told to give up and put there suffering bird to sleep. They turned to avian medicine chest for last resort help, and today there bird has not only recovered but is in robust health. They treat for trauma and shock after injuries, surgery and broken bones.
I contacted them and told them what kind of parrot I have and how old and about the injury and affects from shock. They replied right away and recommended that we treat luna for low ammune system, that happens from shock, and for strenghtening his whole body with a program several herbal treatments. and for helping rebuild cell damage and getting toxins out of his system that can be responsable for slow recovery.
I ordered the medications, becouse what they say makes sense to me. I got the shipment today and have started Luna on several herbal medications that can all work togather for raiseing his ammune system and removeing toxins that the body produces during shock. and other things.
We have nothing to loose, and will try this if it means it can speed up recovery. It is all natural and you can't overdose. In fact to start with the more often the bird is treated, the better start they get off to.
I am very interested in what you all think about this and especially if it works and helps Luna, then I want you all to know about this. You might need it some time and it also is good to maintain good strong ammune systems and good health for your bird.
Your advice is important to us here. Thank you for just being here when we have needed other bird owners who are as bonded to there babies as we are. If I have anything helpful to you to pass on, I'm happy to do it.

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Post by Donna » Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:28 pm

Darlene I have used avian medicine chest for a few years now and every product I've used give me satisfactory results. You won't be disappointed.



Good luck and big HUGS to Luna

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Post by Darlene » Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:29 am

Hi Donna
Thanks for your reply, I wanted to hear from other parrot owners who have used the avian medicine chest.
Question: what products have you used and for what purpose ?

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Post by ringneck » Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:10 pm

aw, thanks for the update. I kept thinking about luna all day. keep doing what your doing and let us know how the meds work out. I know she'll get better, you are doing everything you can -- please keep us updated! We are all thinking about your Luna and wishing for the best! :wink:

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Post by Donna » Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:18 pm

Darlene I've been useing the systemajuv for my babies in their formula.

Donna :D

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Post by Janice L Parks » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:10 pm

Hi everyone especially Luna and family. I haven't turned my computer on since last Friday because I have been really sick. :cry: Finally got to the doctor yesterday so I think I will make it. So many viruses going around down here in Texas, but I don't know why I have to get all of them. I will make a note of the web site in case I may need it sometime. I like natural cures. I have heard that your dog can get a cold from you and I was wondering if our birds can get sick from us. I hope not because Prettygirl is by me all the time.
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Post by kyria » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:40 pm

:( sad to hear you have been sick, hope you pick up 100% really soon Janice.


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Post by CatsChair » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:13 pm

Not many viruses that pass between humans and birds (with a few really bad examples), so I suspect your baby will be fine. Hope you feel better, there are some nasties going around Cali too!
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Post by Darlene » Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:46 am

Hello everyone
I am just letting you all know that Luna is well and isn't up on his feet yet, but the vet said it is encourageing that Luna has feeling and movement in his legs. and this paralisis could be from nerve damage and effects of shock that can take monthes to heal or longer. So far I am giveing Luna the medications and vitamins and Pre-post heal from avian medicine chest. His energy is picking up and he is acting stronger. And Luna isn't about to let a little thing like his legs not working stop him from getting around. We put him on the carpet to get some excersise and he pulls his self around with his beek. Unties shoe laces, gets into the news paper and shreds it, chewed the nose off his teddy bear, and anything else he can do. he is eating better and when he is tired, he will call for one of us to come and pick him up, so he can take his nap while we are holding him. It is so sweet.
At least luna is healthy and there is movement in his legs and strong resistance in his legs. We are just waiting for those little toes to start moveing so he can hold a foot toy or perch. Then we will stand him in warm water to get him used to standing, the water will take any weight off his legs at first. and help him to learn that it doesn't hurt to stand and that he can stand. So as soon as we get to the next level of progress, we can start the water theopy.
I want to thank all of you for helping us as we go through the theropy and try to help Luna walk again. The little guy just isn't going to give up. So we are here for him. I think our pets can teach us a lot about courage, love and not quiting just becouse things are tough. We just have to admire what we see in Luna. I am trusting him that he knows he will get better and will not give up. :)
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Post by Darlene » Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:55 am

Hi Janice
I'm sorry to hear you have been sick. The flu in the form of a bad respiratory thing has been going around here in my area in western Washington. I was wandering the same thing, if your birds can catch a cold or virus from us. I am glad to hear that it isn't likely.
We hope you are feeling better.
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Post by Janice L Parks » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:10 pm

I am feeling a lot better today you all. It seems like the older I get the harder it is to get rid of things. I am so excited with Luna's progress. :lol: I feel in my heart that he is going to be better than new in no time. I am sure glad to hear that Prettygirl can't catch my sickness. Everyone stay well :!:
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Luna six weeks after injury

Post by Darlene » Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:27 am

Hello everyone
This is about six weeks after Luna was injured. Right now Luna is eating on her own and is acting more interested in exploreing and doing things out of her cage. ( I am refering to Luna as she now, becouse we are almost 100% sure she is a little female) There is no ring happening and Luna just had her second birthday the end of March. It never did matter to us if she was male or female, She is always going to be (Baby Luna) to us. Luna still isn't walking, but there is good strong movement in both legs now. And sometimes during the theropy she curls her little toes but not every time. It is something that is slow but going along in the right direction. Luna gets around by pulling herself with her beek. But she insists on being down on the floor so she can move around. Now she is pulling herself up on things so she is sitting upright with her feet directly under her. And she stays there as if she knows what she is doing. So we leave her alone until she starts acting tired. Then she will call for us to come and get her. She loves to be held and cuddled while she takes her nap. Luna has stopped the toenail chewing. Although she has strong movement in her legs, she keeps them tucked up under her most of the time. And when I am trying to extend her legs very gently she pulls them back really strong. If she has that much resistance and pulls her legs back then I don't know why she won't extend her legs on her own yet. Unless this is an emotional thing with her, where she thinks it will hurt. So I am extra careful and slow and I talk to her while I am bringing her legs down. And she seems to relax more. But unless I get her to move her legs, they will just get weak and stiff, so even if it is uncomfortable for her right now, I think it is best to help her get over her fear and help her heal. We are hopeing that the signs we see right now, means she will heal and learn not to be afraid to try to walk. She needs to get better movement in her feet yet, The vet said this could take monthes. We will be takeing Luna back for anouther vet visit soon. I will check in after Luna sees the vet.
I hope all of you are well and doing good.
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Post by kyria » Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:04 am

Can't wait to hear what the vet has to say about her progress. It sounds like things are slowly on the improve and you are all adapting as you need to as she makes her way back to good health. well done darlin :D
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Post by Breezer » Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:38 am

I'm very new to the board. What a touching story. I'm so proud of you for all the extra miles you are going. It's a sad and tragic thing that happened (I hope your daughter is not still blaming herself), but the spirit & love both you and the bird have displayed has just brought tears to my eyes.
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Post by Janice L Parks » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:19 am

:D That is great news Darlene. I will also be waiting to hear what the Vet has to say on Luna's next visit.
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Post by CatsChair » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:23 am

This is so great to hear! Luna has really made remarkable progress & you guys are doing such a wonderful job. Give her an extra jelly bean (well, you had probably better eat it for her).
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Post by Terry » Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:36 pm

Hi! Im also new to the website, just read your touching story and cried most of the way through! You are an inspiration, and your little Luna is in the most incredible hands. My prayers are with you and Luna xxx

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Luna's vet visit

Post by Darlene » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:15 pm

Hello everyone
We took Luna to see the vet for a follow up, and to check her healing progress. I will try not to go into too much detail. The check up went well. The vet said Luna's pelvic bone has healed. It is almost eight weeks now. He also said Luna's weight is good and she isn't showing that she is haveing much if any pain now, only some discomfort when we do her therapy. But as he said: most people don't like therapy becouse it hurts, but gets better. He said Luna is in good general health and any internal injuries has healed. She is eating good by herself and not showing that she is haveing stress. She does have some barring on her feathers from when she got injured, but that should disappear when she molts. She isn't even molting heavy like we thought she would after such a serious injury. The biggest thing we are working with now is getting her back on her feet. The vet explained that there was no broken back bone, but she does have some nerve damage. He said the nerves inside of the sheath of the spineal cord dies back to the origan of the injury, then regrows. We just don't know if the nerves will reconnect and this will take about nine monthes to know for sure. At the end of nine monthes, if Luna still can't walk, then we just have a little paraplegic. And Luna is makeing adjustments and so will we. Luna scoots around to where she wants to go and I have a basket that I put her in, so she can be up on places she used to like to climb up on. She plays when she is on the floor and when she is tired, she calls to us to come and get her. She loves to be held and cuddled while she takes her nap. The vet said she is so cute how she lays on her back in his hand. And she is very sweet. It is a unatural and vulnerable thing for birds to lay on there backs in your hand. They have to be trained to allow this. But Luna has gotten used to this and eccepts it well. She has learned to put her complete trust in us when we handle her. Right now Luna has good resistance with her legs. We just need her to push out with her legs and move her toes. We hope this will happen. But if this is as far as it gets, we Love our little Luna and will care for her and keep her happy. She will be going with us when we go places. I got a clear carrier for her, so she can see everything when we take her with us. So this is where we are so far. I will be checking in to post updates. Thank You all for your great support. And I just want to say something about the IRN. Through our experience with Luna, everyone tells us what a beautiful bird she is. And if Luna is an exsample of a strong healthy bird then the IRN is the one to have. They are good talkers and with enough attention are unsurpassed as companion pets. And the problem solveing and intellegance is exceptional. I would quickly recommend an IRN to anyone looking for a companion pet.

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Post by Datsun and Family » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:30 pm

I am so happy things are progressing well Darlene, that Luna is a little trooper! :wink: 8)
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Post by Lauren » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:35 pm

I am so happy to hear lil Luna is healing. What a change from almost loosing her life. Its amazing how many animals find a way to adjust. I'm sure she knows shes is much loved and this will pull her through this. Best wishes for her continuing journey! We should have a party to celebrate her recovery!
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Post by Terry » Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:09 pm

Hooray! im so glad to hear Luna is doing better! :D

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Post by Darlene » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:54 pm

:) Hello:
I have some good news. In the last two days, we have heard Luna trying to talk and say two of the many things she could say, before she was injured. She has not talked since the accident two monthes ago. In the last two days she has said, " Be Right Back. " and " Peek-a-boo ". It wasn't very loud, almost like she was saying it to herself. But we did hear her say these two things in the last two days. So we are sure she remembers some things she used to say. and is trying to talk again. This means she is healing from the shock from the injury.
Also: I have told you that Luna's little pelvic bone has healed and she is healthy and is slowely getting her strength back. That she has movement in her legs but not her feet yet. Well today, when I was doing Luna's therapy, she curled up her little toes on BOTH feet. :o I was surprised and couldn't believe what I was seeing. So I asked my husband to watch and he saw the same thing and she did it several times. It is weak, but she did it. This is what we have been waiting and hopeing for. Now we just have to help her get stronger in her feet and legs now that everything is working so she can stand up. :D I just had to tell everyone. I almost was thinking that she has gone as far as she could go and may never walk again, but now I think Luna has just made anouther improvement. I just had to share this news with all of you who have been praying for Luna and so supportive. She sure is a tough little IRN. She might end up being a little curtain climber again. :lol:
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Post by CatsChair » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:23 pm

That is WONDERFUL news! Congrats to Luna & her awesome parronts.
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Post by Lauren » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:41 pm

More good news! Im so happy for you and Luna. Good to hear shes getting up to mischeif again! A sign of a happy birdie. :wink: CONGRADULATIONS!
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Post by kyria » Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:17 am

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Post by Darlene » Wed May 09, 2007 2:34 am

:) Hello again. This is an update and a question. Luna is now pushing her legs in both directions. and curling up her toes. So she has the movement she needs to learn to stand up again. And she is beginning to talk. The next thing is getting strong enough to hold herself up. However, we are seeing that there may be a problem of fear of standing or that maybe she has forgotten that she used to walk. Because her legs are weak, but she does have the movement she needs to try to stand. But she isn't trying to stand when we put her in the standing position. And she still pulls herself around with her beak as if she has accepted not walking and would rather use her beak then try to walk. My husband & I think we are now seeing a phycological problem more then a physical one now.
My question is: How long can parrots remember? Is it possible that Luna has forgotten she used to walk? ... and now that she is curling up her toes, she won't try to curl her toes around something like a perch or foot toy when I put put them in her feet. So I am working with her now to get her to take hold of something that I put in her feet. Am I expecting too much from her right now? If the only things stopping her from standing up is weakness, she will get stronger. But how do I work with the next challenge if it is a phycological problem with her now? Maybe we should leave it up to Luna when she wants to try standing again. As long as she hasn't forgotten how, or is too used to getting around with her beak and accepted getting around with her beak rather then walking. The physical therapy has been easier then what we are seeing now. And we think Luna is getting able to try standing soon, as soon as she is strong enough. But we are trying to figure out if she is dealing with a phycological problem about walking again.
I would appreciate any comments you all have. Can parrots have phycological problems? or is the phycological problem ours? Will Luna just naturally have an instinct to struggle to stand and walk again? I hope I'm not putting you all on the spot. Just need some other thoughts besides our own. :?
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Post by kyria » Wed May 09, 2007 5:44 am

I truly think you are the pioneer on this subject.

I do have a gut feeling she is reluctant to use her legs, considering they were probably hurt and hurting her for this long, she is probably naturally reluctant to use them for fear of them hurting her. I guess rehabilitation would be a must for all creatures as it is for humans in cases like this. Supporting her and allowing her to just touch the ground with her feet and taking it slowly from there might be a plan. Really not sure. Again I have to say you are wonderful for being so dedicated to her :D *hugs* i hope someone else has better advice than I can offer.
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Post by kyria » Wed May 09, 2007 5:55 am

taken from this site;
http://www.pigeons.biz/forums/archive/i ... 10501.html

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If I were you, I would seek the assistance of a good Avian Vet...likely the Legs will need to be splinted carefully ( not too tight, not too lose, and aligned in doing so.)

Thighs of lower legs? Compound or...?

Anyway, my only experience with a Pigeon having two broken legs, was where it had two broken Thighs, not commutated...and, I made gentle splints, and suspended the Bird in a light cloth sling (kind of like a Hammok, suspended from the sides of the Bird...) so it woulkd eat, drink and poop with convenience.

Kept them there for maybe six weeks I think, and at the end, I was setting various thicknesses of wideish blocks of wood under them just below their feet so their toes could just touch, then so the Feet themselves could just touch, then a little more, so that they could, if they wanted, begin to test their Legs as they liked...

This went well, and the Bird walked clumcily when removed from the sling, and soon regained full use of them, but, because I had not set them quite aligned, the Bird walked ( and still walks) a little bowlegged.


This was maybe 12 or 14 years ago, and recently I saw that same Bird in with my wild Flock, where we recognized eachother after all these years.

Broken Bones can be of a wide range of severity, and, it is best if you could enlist the aid of a good Bird Vet for this...

Good luck with this..!

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Maybe you could make a sling style hammock attached to a frame ? and lower her slowly, also getting her use to the upright position again.

If you go to the web link there is more discussion further down about how easy it was to make the sling from a clean but old t/shirt. Maybe you could use a triangular bandage also.

Just searching and thinking of ideas here :wink:
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Post by Darlene » Wed May 09, 2007 2:47 pm

Hi Phil
WOW! a pigeon with two broken legs. Sounds like the challenge we have had with our Indian Ringneck ( Luna ). Only the accident left her with a fractured pelvic bone on one side. No other fractures that the vet could see from the xrays. But possable nerve damage. The fracture has since healed and the nerve damage to her spine seems to be healing. It has been about two and a half monthes since she was injured. Luna is active and is moveing her legs and feet now, but just weak mostly. She has been back to the avian vet twice so far just to check on her progress. He said she has healed from the fracture and seems to be back to health. I think what we need now is some kind of strength therapy for her legs.
Your idea for the pigeon sounds good and like it could get her used to useing her legs for support again in a gentle way. So it wouldn't be too stressful for her. Thanks for your advice. Mabey our vet can help fix up a sling for her.
That really is amazeing how you saw the pigeon again after all that time. The attention and help you gave her really paid off. Thanks for the helpful thoughts and comments from you guys. Especially when we are learning about this as we go.
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Post by Darlene » Wed May 09, 2007 2:59 pm

Hi Kyria,
I went to the link about the pigeon. and I put the wrong name on my reply. :lol: Sorry. But the information on the link was good and gives some ideas to use for Luna at this point. I replied on the wrong forum. LOL! OH WELL, I think it's a full moon, :lol: :oops:

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Post by kyria » Thu May 10, 2007 12:17 am

NP hope it helps :D
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Post by Darlene » Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:56 pm

Hello:
It has been three and a half monthes since the terrible day when our Luna was injured. We have had her for regular follow up visits to see our avian vet. Since I have last updated my post, Luna is now moveing her legs out and back and is opening and closeing her toes. She can hold up a foot toy by herself now. And pulls herself up on things and gets her feet under her. All we need now is for Luna to get stronger in her legs and feet so she can stand up on her own. ... But when we stand her up, she refuses to try to practice useing her legs to balance and hold herself up. It's almost like she can't remember walking. She still preferes to scoot useing her beek. When we know she is moveing her legs and feet now and has feeling. I know parrots mimic and learn from each other and from us. Luna has no other parrot like herself to indentify with. I am now wandering if it would help her or be harmful to her to have anouther Indian Ringneck like herself to watch and learn from. Mabey there was some memory loss that we are only now beginning to see a possability of. Luna only has my husband and I to interact and identify with. We have two large cages and a playstand and climbing toys. My question is, to those of you who have more then one parrot and who are breeders is:
Would it be helpful to Luna if we got anouther parrot preferrably anouther IRN for Luna to watch and hopefully learn from?? I know we couldn't have them in the same cage or out of there cages at the same time. But they could hear and see each other. Any advice or feedback about this would be very much appreciated. And helpful to us at this point.

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Post by Donna » Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:49 pm

Hi Darlene I think getting anothr IRN is a great idea. But I would get one that's not weaned yet. I normally tell people not to buy unweaned babies but in this case I think it would be best for Luna to see a helpless baby bird trying to learn how to walk climb and even fly. Yes birds do mimic other birds and if I were in your shoes right now I would be trying anything. :D Best of luck and keep us posted.



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Post by Lauren » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:45 pm

Every time I hear about Luna it brings a tear to my eye and a smile. So happy for you and Luna! :D

I too think its a great idea to get Luna a friend. And getting a baby sounds like a great idea too!

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Post by Darlene » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:21 pm

:D Thank You for your advice about getting anouther baby IRN for Luna. I just didn't trust myself to make the decision by myself. But I have anouther question to those of you who have experience with more then one parrot in the house. If Luna has been the only one for all of her life, would it make her too jealouse or harmful emotionally for her to see anouther parrot in the house? We would of coarse give Luna the same love and attention as she has always had. But is it usually a problem when you bring in anouther baby? I want to be careful not to make her unhappy stressed or depressed. Is there a chance that she may eccept and enjoy the company of anouther IRN? The physical therapy and healing is getting better all the time. Luna is not dealing with pain now and is well. But it is the emotional healing and relearning that we are going into now. We don't see any reson why she can't walk again, just to get stronger. and she has to try. We just want to do what is best to get her to try and it's something she has to do.

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Post by Lauren » Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:15 pm

Well, My Jibby had been alone for atleast 5 years. Last November, I thought it would be a good idea to get him another IRN so he could relate to another. He immediatly wanted to 'care' for the new baby. He was like a big brother. Still is. He doesn't give up on trying to get Yoda to like him. He follows Yoda around like a bad smell sometimes trying to get kisses on the head. But Yoda still wants none of that. Yoda has become quite the alpha bird and I cannot believe the change in behaviour from Jibby. Hes turned into a little angel!

Thats just my 2. I think everybirdy is different. Some get along some don't. There is a chance they will get along fine but don't count on it.

I'd very slowly introduce them to each other. Also, don't change anything about Lunas routine. Make her feel like nothing has changed and shes still number 1. Of course you will. Just a thought. :wink:
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Post by Milamber3790 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:54 am

i'm so glad luna is geting better. ive been meening to put a message here for a while but never got around 2 it. Jaws my lutino just flew into a car yesterday and i can fully understand how u felt. it wasnt that bad, and a day later he was bak to his old self but at the time it was realy frightening.
again so glad Luna is getting better. i aint religious, but this is one hell of a miracle!

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Post by LAAnnie » Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:13 pm

Hi, I just read all the way back to the beginning of Luna's story. It amazes me just how resilient these little birds are. God bless you for not giving up on your baby. She will reward you with love and appreciation, believe me. Please keep us updated on her progress. By the way, I have seen birds imitate each other, so perhaps letting Luna watch another bird will stimulate her memory and desire to start walking and flying about.

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Post by Lauren » Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:32 am

Darlene, How is little Luna going? Havn't heard from you in a while. :(
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Post by Datsun and Family » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:12 am

Yes, we are overdue for an update on Luna, hope all is well.
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HI! Sept report on Luna

Post by Darlene » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:02 am

:D Hello,
I've been around, Just not much new progress to report. But Luna has gone from total paralisis when she was injured last February, to slow progress but still improveing. Luna is healthy, we just had her in to see the vet for her well check up, weigh in and maintanance. Her health is good and her weight is 120 grams, a good average for her. Luna is in the pre-stages of standing up. She couldn't hold herself up good before and she needed to get stronger in her legs. Well now she only uses her beek to balance herself with but is pushing up to a standing possition. She pushes against us with her feet when we pick her up and now she is opening her toes and pushing out with her legs when we set her down. Luna doesn't want me to lay her on her back for her therapy any more. She protests and it's like she is trying to say she doesn't need that any more.
Since Luna has been injured, she has a very close bond to my husband & I and has become a sweet trusting baby. We take her with us sometimes when weather permits. and she goes around the house to her favorite hangouts. When she is standing up and only balanceing with her beek, she will call to us to come and see her. So we give her lots of praise and sound happy and she acts like she is proud of herself. Luna has molted and had a normal healthy molt. She has been molting the barred feather and replaceing them with new feathers that are free of the barring. So that means she isn't haveing stress and is acting content with her daily routine. I'm not seeing any signs of emotional problems. She doesn't scream or pluck her feathers. But she does entertain herself by doeing a lot of chewing. So we put safe chew toys around for her and foraging toys with food in them for her to figure out and get open. Sometimes Luna likes to sit in the sugar bowl up on the counter in the kitchen and watch me while I am working. The sugar bowl is like a little nest that she likes to sit in. No sugar in it , just a soft cloth. But it is so cute to see her sitting in the sugar bowl. :lol:
I hope everyone of you are doing well, and I'll check back in again soon.
Have a good day
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Post by catschair2 » Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:12 pm

Thanks for the update Darlene. You and your hubby have done such a great job with Luna--who is putting up a wonderful fight. I just know we will be reading that she is 100% one of these days. Hugs & scritches,
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Post by Lauren » Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:09 am

Progress is progress. So glad to hear hes doing well and has found a cosy spot in the sugar bowl. :wink:
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November update on Luna

Post by Darlene » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:57 am

:D Hello
There is some good news about Luna. She is now sitting up without holding onto anything. She watches me when I open my hand and tell her to " open toes " and she is beginning to open her toes. and she is grasping onto our finger when my husband or I pick her up. She doesn't lay in our hand now. She sits up in our hand. And my husband made Luna a table top pearch and I put vet wrap on it to make it easier for her to hold onto the pearch. And it doesn't feel slippery or hard to her feet. In the mornings, I set her on the pearch. Sometimes I still have to help her fix her toes right, but she is getting better at that part. Luna has her toes around the pearch and is pushing up on her legs to a standing possition. She only needs to see me in front of her and I only need to give her a little support just to balance herself. Becouse her little birdie legs are weak yet. She calls and wants us to watch her, becouse we give lots of praise when she is trying. She sounds like she is so proud of herself. Whe she begins to get tired I take her off the pearch becouse she stops and wants to rest. So I cuddle her and give her loves. She is starting to do her cute little " Giggle " again. and and is slowely beginning to talk and say some things she used to say. ... But she only talks when she thinks she is alone. When we come into the room, she is quiet. So I think she is not ready to let us hear her yet until she can practice. Her little voice is still weak. I read that nerve damage can affect a birds voice. But if healing continues that gets better. I have been giveing Luna Aloe Vera in her orenge juice and blueberries, becouse they say Aloe Vera is calming and healing for internal and external healing. I still have her on periodic herbal healing meds and detox her every six monthes. Becouse my vet said it is common to see liver and kidney failures after nerve damage. He is surprised that he is not seeing any thing like that for such a seriouse injury. But I know it is the detoxing and other healing herbal medications and lots of cuddling and love that has gotten Luna this far. She has a good weight and is happy and healthy. I am also useing the healing crystal on her now. It helps draw out any negative energy that can prevent cell regeneration and healing. This is when we began to see new improvements. So I am going to keep useing it. We have nothing to loose and it is about the only thing left to do in her treatment. Well this is all the news on my update on Luna. It is all good news and I wanted to share it with you all.

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Post by kyria » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:05 am

This whole story is quite an inspiration. I am so happy for Luna and so proud of you for your hard work and dedication to your fid. Thank you for it all and for sharing it with us.

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Post by Lauren » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:21 pm

:cry: Tears of happiness! Soo happy for you and Luna. What a champion! Thankyou so much for shareing this with us. :D
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Post by catschair2 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:44 pm

Would you mind terribly if I told my relatives to ship me to you if I am every hurt badly?

Seriously, you guys are the champs. You and Luna have made a real old fashioned miracle.

Hugs all round!
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Post by Darlene » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:12 am

:D Hi again,
Thank You for your comments and replies. It has been nine monthes since Luna was injured. And she went from total paralisis in her legs and feet and a fractured pelvic bone, to the presant, where she has feeling and movement in her legs and feet and is now sitting up with no support and standing up on a perch with just enough support for balance. I just have to tell you of a new development with Luna. She likes to hang out in the kitchen. She wants the lower cupboard doors opened so she can balance herself on the edge and sit there while I am in the kitchen. She has a certain little sound she makes when she wants the cupboard door opened for her. So I opened it and Luna was sitting in front of the cupboard like she always does. I left the room for a while and when I returned, Luna was missing. I thought my husband might have came and picked her up, but he said he hasn't seen her. So we call her and no answer. We are looking every place we could think of and no little Luna. We come back into the kitchen, and there is Luna in front of the cupboard. :? How did she get there? Now the phone rings, I go to answer the phone and am only gone about two minutes. I come back and Luna has evaporated again. The search is on again. We call and no answer. As I am about to leave the kitchen to go look for her, I see something move inside the cupboard. I bend down to get a better look and I am looking at a little blue face looking back at me from way in the back of the cupboard. There is only one way she could have gotten in there and that is by useing her little legs to push herself up high enough to get inside. So we watched to see how she was getting out of there, becouse she must be doing it in reverse to get up inside. After she knew she was discovered, she scooted to the edge and turned around backward and on one side pushed herself over the edge and down with her beek and felt for the floor with her little feet. Her legs were just enough support to let her drop to the floor. She has this all figured out. It was a little hide and seek game and magic trick on disappearing and reappearing. :lol: Luna is full of surprises today. We are amazed at her determination and problem solveing. They truley are like little feathered kids. I sometimes get sad about Luna's disability until she does something cute and funny. Her disability has not changed her personality.

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Post by Melika » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:47 am

What a heartwarming story. You have a nice little blue light in your life. ^_^
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Post by alana8819 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:26 pm

what an amazing story glad to here luna is getting better you and your family deserve a medal for the patience and perseverance luna is one lucky bird to have such a dedicated family :D

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Post by jobo2mi » Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:32 pm

MY my my! How lovely that Luna is doing so well. I've been watching this thread since Luna was injured and hoping against all hope that Luna would heal. It is with great joy that I see she is now playing hide n seek with her momma!! :) Please keep us updated as I know I'm not the only one praying for this little wonder bird!
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