Oh my, my Tobster broke a blood feather!!
Yesterday I noticed Toby lost a flight feather (wing feather) and when I picked up his feather I saw it was bloody. I took him inside and looked at his wing. Sure enough, he had broken a flight feather and it broke really far up. My heart kicked into overdrive. For those of you that don't know a lot about birds... they can't lose a lot of blood before it's critical.
Unfortunately Kenny was working and I was home alone. I had to run over to my neighbors and grab the only available person, a 15 yr old girl. I told her she had to come over and help me hold my bird down so I could get the bleeding to stop. I got the bleeding to stop but within a half hour it had started again. I was able to stop the bleeding 3 times but I knew the feather needed to come out. Without Kenny here, there was no way I could restrain Toby and pull the feather. Not to mention that I was starting to freak out.
The neighbor girl tried to help but I didn't feel I could rely on her to properly help in this situation. I called Stephanie, who you all know works at a wonderful 24 hour emergency vet
. Toby has been seen there before as was Bach (GSD). She told me to come down, they would be waiting for me. It's 42 miles away and I made it in 45 mins. Oops, glad I didn't come across any cops.
Once at the vets, they pulled the feather and stopped the bleeding. Thank god. I was a wreck let me tell you. Oh and it only cost $52!! Awesome, huh? Although it probably took 2 years off my life just by the stress alone.
You know whats cute though? Do ya'll remember how Toby had a crush on Steph? Last time she was here he was ALL over her peekabooing and kissing her (remember the pics I posted?) Well, when she took him in the back room of the vets I heard a nice loud PEEK A BOO. She said he also played kissie face with her. He remembered her! It's been a few months since she was here, but that kid sure likes her. My boy is SUCH a flirt!!
We're all fine now thankfully. Toby's been a little quiet today but I don't want to get him riled up. He's getting his favorite treats and I gave him a new toy to chew on. He watched a movie with me this morning and just wanted to cuddle.
And I'm so thankful for my friends Debie, Dani & Steph that helped talk me down and calm me when I was in panic attack mode. LOL!!