Blu is home, but not out of the woods! Can you help? BLU few out into last weekends storm.After 4 days lost in the rain with no shelter or suitable food. He was reunited with his distraught family once again when he made his was back at least 10 miles to the building right next to the one he escaped from. Proving what a smart guy he is and how he was determined to get home to his family. One witness reported seeing him drinking rain water from a puddle on the street & trying to eat what looked like a hotdog bun in an empty lot
They went straight to an emergency vet and Blu was checked to see if he was in one piece. They sent him home to rest. With nothing broken... seemed like he was just cold, hungry, thirsty, sore, and a bit traumatized.After a couple days... he was still not eating or acting like himself. He was admitted to For the Birds avian hospital soon after. His weight had dropped, muscles had waisted from dehydration, his beak was so sore he couldn’t crack open nuts and didn’t want to eat. Important vitamins and minerals were lacking according to test results. His blood values were poor & there’s a suspected bacterial infection.
After a week off work and the expenses of her search for Blu- she’s facing the possibility of a pretty steep hospital bill for her beloved pet. His first trip to the vet was $800 for various tests and 1 night in the hospital not including any treatment more than iv fluids & electrolytes. Since then he has spent several more nights admitted for round the clock vet care at $85 /night. Add in special food to put on weight, medications, and more tests, etc... this is quickly becoming more costly than we initially estimated and a serious hardship for this single mother.
Blu will be needing follow up examinations, testing, and care while he recovers from his miss adventure.So many people- friends and strangers- have been incredibly kind so far The family is so grateful for the support and generosity. I can’t wait to make the announcement when he gets the “all clear” from his doctors! We don’t know yet how long that will take or what the cost will be... we do know that it won’t be easy... but if we all give a little- It will make a huge difference for them.
Would you please donate to Blu’s care and recovery?
Thank you in advance
- Scott Dredge
- Kimberly Brown
- Susan Castaneda
Organizer and beneficiary
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