Penny Chicken's Medical Care

$7,336 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 225 people in 20 months

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17276730_1483842827.3727_funddescriptionPenny the Silkie Chicken is one-half of the Dynamic Duo, Roo & Penny Chicken., rescued from a testing facility when she was only a few weeks old. Together, they have been featured on National Geographic's Unlikely Animal Friends show, Sunrise Australia, the Gwinnett Daily Post, Caesar's Way Magazine, Nat Geo Wild's magazine, a dozen news stations, and several books such as Unlikely Friendships:Dogs as well as children's books. Together, they visit children's schools and community events, and during the days they can be found in the reception area of Duluth Animal Hospital greeting clients and visiting with people.

Early on Jan. 7th, Penny Chicken was found gasping and convulsing with no obvious cause. She was rushed to the Emergency Hospital at the University of Georgia and an avian/exotics specialty team called in. She was not expected to survive long but has so far surpassed expectation and is still hanging on. She is on round-the-clock intensive care, on oxygen and IVs, and has already had several bouts of bloodwork and testing, radiographs, and ultrasound. It was found she had two eggs impacted in her abdomen. We are currently working to stabilize her before discussing further options such as CT scans and surgery. The rising costs of continued emergency exotic animal care necessitated help in order to provide Penny with anything she may need in order to pull through. Her family, her best friend, and her friends at the animal hospital want her back. Thank you for all the love and support we've received for Roo and Penny Chicken from all around the world.
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A moment between the two as Penny was coming out of anesthesia. She was still pretty groggy, and Roo's being very calm and quiet for her. She spent another night at UGA and is up and seems to be feeling better and returning to clinically normal. We're going in today to discuss the results of her CT brain scan and next step. Keep fighting, fluffy girl. We're with you.
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Penny Chicken was admitted back to the emergency hospital at UGA yesterday when she became lethargic and was struggling to breathe. Upon x-ray it was she was bound with another soft-shelled egg that had become stuck inside her, depleting her calcium stores even further. Incredibly, while under anesthesia her body relaxed enough to expel the egg intact.

Unfortunately though, on the X-rays it was found that a large piece of her skull is missing and it is thought that her body is breaking down her bones in order to use the calcium and the thin skull is disappearing. This means her brain is fully exposed below the skin and the slightest bump to it could kill her. We are looking into options to protect her brain while we attempt to regrow her skull, after we get her through this crisis.
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UPDATE : The time has come. They're taking Penny into surgery now. It will be a couple hours before we know whether she made it through. It's possible her oviduct ruptured, releasing that egg into her abdomen originally. If so, they're going to try and find and fix it. They're not sure exactly where the egg is - although it can be seen on X-ray, that unfortunately only tells them location in the body, not what loop of tissue or cavity it may reside in. They're going to have to go in and find it. Even after she comes out of surgery, there is no guarantee on her health over the next several days, only time will tell. We know God has brought her this far, and he can bring Penny Chicken through. This moment is critical. #prayersforPenny
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UPDATE : We've spoken with Penny's doctor at UGA and after many radiographs and tests today, it was found the egg hasn't moved even a millimeter. I think they (and we) were really praying that it had made some small progress that could justify waiting a little longer to give her a chance to pass it on her own. Unfortunately, that flame seems to have gone out and the doctor feels conservative treatment at this point would not benefit her. It will be done while she is still somewhat strong. Her surgery is finalized for tomorrow morning. He did continue to reiterate how risky and uncertain the outcome would be, even stating that surgery on birds can be a nightmare. Her tiny body has been through SO much stress in the last couple weeks. She nearly died just 10 days ago. We need her to stay strong for just a little while longer.
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$7,336 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 225 people in 20 months
Created January 7, 2017
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$25
Anonymous
14 months ago
$25
Anonymous
15 months ago
DL
$25
David Lewis
15 months ago

Keep fighting Penny! And thank you Alicia for all the updates and for being such a good mom to Penny and Roo. -David, Nicole, & Stevie

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Linda/Lynne Redding/Swan
15 months ago

Continue to get better Penny Chicken. You still have many more hearts to touch. We hold Penny, Roo, your family and your Duluth Animal Hospital family close to our hearts.

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Amy Kloes
15 months ago

Please get better Penny. We love you so❤️

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