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Make no moves until you are sure of what you are doing. Then if you have to place the birds, http://www.thegabrielfoundation.org/Home/ Julie and the other folks involved have a good track record, "I" trust them. They place many more birds into "good" homes than a lot of places and they are decent people, they can help if needed! Hit me an e-mail personally if you want more data.
Bob W

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Make no moves until you are sure of what you are doing. Then if you have to place the birds, ... and they are decent people, they can help if needed! Hit me an e-mail personally if you want more data.

Hi Mama,
I just wanted to make sure that you have seen Wheeler's post! It certainly looks a thinkable choice.
Also, as Alan commented, "refusing the treatment" is the worst thing you can do, unless you are intended to get worse! Does your doctor know that you keep birds? I think it would be a good idea to let him/her know this. He/she may ask you to wear a mask when you're playing with your babies until you get totally cured.

Hope you'll get better soon.
Best Wishes,
Siamak
Not very long ago Ray commented here that I thrive ... of them. Everything in my life seems so totally hopeless.

Despite what you think of me mama I have always thought highly of you and would never wish any ill's on you. You are strong enough to beat this and I wish you well.
Ray.
Mambird,
My thoughts will be with you & hope you see this through.

I don't know if you remember me from 3 years ago when I posted to this NG (Keets: Spaz & Bobbi), but I had tried to e-mail you a couple months ago because I read about your other surgery. (I occasionally read still because I like the bird stories even though I did have to give up my 2 keets for a human baby)
I don't know how feasible this would be, but until you have a clearer view of what's gong on, my only thought on what you could possibly do is maybe hire a kid (13 to 16 year old) from the neighborhood to come over & help you daily for maybe 1-2 hours a day. You could let him or her know how to do the basics like cleaning, feeding, etc.. Right now in my neck of the woods, human babysitting is $3.00 to $4.00 per hour. 1-2 hours a day only comes to $30 to $60 per month. About as much as a cable bill.
Denise, Brian & Wyatt (May 31, 02)
A good friend will come and bail you out of jail... A true friend will be sitting next to you saying,
"Damn...that was fun!"
Last Wed. I found out I have cancer... a lemon size tumor in my right lung (the "good" news is it hasn't spread beyond the lung

Mamabird,
I am so sorry to hear this...sending glows your way.

Jayne & Pepsi (CAG)
Frankie (E2)
Bridget ('Tiel)
Calm down, everything will be fine. Cancer is not an automatic death sentence and many of the treatments don't put you in your bed. They do make you feel sick and gross, but hey, you've got all day to feed and play with the birds, right? Emotion: smile
I've got two sisters with two different kinds of cancer each, and they are still walking on this earth, and so will you.

Change your will. We'll all help you devise a new plan for your birds. Take your creepy ex's name off the part concerning them. You are right about Just friend's" relatives ending up with your babies.

Catch you on the flipside
Being in an already physically weakened state I am having to face the harsh reality that I may not be ... sending me to a pulmonary specialist who will make the determination of how to proceed - or IF to proceed.

I'm sorry to hear of your problems, Mamabird.
Since you won't know details until next week, you don't need to decide exactly what to do with your birds right away. I know you're just "getting ideas" at this point.
I will say, however, that you have to do what is in your heart. If you don't want your birds going to your ex, your will needs to be changed asap. If it were me, I'd be looking into viable options for my birds just to see what the possibilities are, just as you're doing. As you said, you face a great physical battle. If paying someone to come into your house to care for the birds isn't an option, you do need to realistically make arrangements for their care soon.

Bob's suggestion was a good one. I hope you'll act on it so you are at least informed and empowered by your knowledge of your options. I wish you luck, strength and good choices.
Becky
I thought I'd let you all know that I just had a call from the pulmonary doctor's office and they set me up to see her at 3:15 today. She's in Gainesville (a little over an hours drive from here) not far from Community Cancer Center of North Florida where my oncologist is. I have to go by there and pick up my PET/Ct scan films from last week so I can take them to this Dr. Foster I'm seeing.
So maybe I'll know something solid today.
I haven't gotten to read all your replies yet. Yesterday I spent all day cleaning in the birds' room. Got one cage and the wall and window behind it done. Want to get as much done as possible while I'm still able. Last night I was wiped out and went to bed early.
Luv you all!

Mama
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