My sweet sultan hen, Coco Chanel, fell terribly ill last night.
She was fine during the day, and then bam! Some sort of bronchitis? I don't know what happened other than she is gasping for every breath, wheezing with her beak wide open, struggling to get oxygen in her lungs, sneezing and gurgling.
It sounds horrible, like a mewing cat with every painful breath.
I isolated her in a heated condo, syringed Tylan-50 into her crop as she is not drinking,
and hoped for the best...
She made it through the night, although she isn't much better this morning.
She hasn't touched her medicated water at all and I'm afraid to syringe more meds into her, as every dose is potentially going into her lungs and that would be fatal.
She ate a few bites of food but is fluffed up and you can see she's exhausted from trying to breathe.
I feel so useless :-(
I have to leave for the weekend and am only back late Monday,
so it's out of my hands.
My husband will do his best to take care of her and keep me posted.
Any spare mojo, healing vibes and prayers you can spare would be greatly appreciated.
I love this sweet, tiny, gentle girl :-(