...was a total stress-out for the poor little thing! He hates being touched anyways, let alone poked and prodded. As I sat outside the exam room I could hear him screaming bloody murder and felt so bad for him. When the doctor came out with the carrier, she also had a hand full of Mel's tail feathers! Apparently he tried to get away and the tech got ahold of his tail. No wonder he was screaming! I can laugh now when I remember the horrified look on the doctors face, but I think Mel will not get over it for quite some time. The sad part is...we have to go back every day through Friday for 3 more injections!
The fecal immediately showed Giardia in him so I guess I was right that he's our 'Typhoid Mel'.
I always thought he seemed a little too thin, but the doctor thought he was perfect, and said that actually Mollie was a little too 'chubby'...even wrote that on her chart. So now, I think, instead of Mollie and Mel, I should just call them Chubby and Stubby!
Mollie's LDH was down, Mel's chem panel was within normal range (except total protein was down a bit) and other than the Giardia, they are both in very good condition. Mac was chirpy and chipper and happy to see his mama this morning...but he's down a gram in weight. They're not very worried since he's still a little stressed. His appetite is good and seems to be responding to treatment. I will be bringing him home on Friday after taking the tiels for their last Flagyl injection.
All in all it was a pretty 'good news' day (and a very expensive one) I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that this round of treatment for all three birds will do the trick and get rid of those nasty bugs!

Laurie
...was a total stress-out for the poor little thing! He hates being touched

Laurie
Poor Mel! It sounds like he had a terribly rough day! We'll keep my fingers and claws crossed that this series works and that he doesn't have to endure another round!
Judy & Fido