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!!