Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Coco is sick

She was standing off to the side this morning and was quiet.  Her being quiet was my first clue that she wasn't feeling well.  The other girls were gobbling up their treats.  So I went to see if I could catch Coco.  Normally, she won't let me get near her.  And she put up no resistance.  Clue #2 that I have a real problem on my hands.

I felt her tummy and her crop is very full.  It's soft and squishy and she's got terrible breath.  Sounded like Sour Crop to me.  I had to run to the office to do a few things, then dashed back home to take her to the vet.  She's there now.

They want to run more tests and take x-rays and said they would call after lunch.  I'm a nervous wreck.

She's not at all affectionate which disappointments me.  Although, she let me hold her w/ out too much resistance today.  When the vet tried to pick her up, she flew off the table onto my shoulder.  That's Ginger's favorite sport.  So she clearly knows who I am and trusts me.  She's so very sweet.  And she's my alpha hen and keeps the others in line.  I'd be a mess if I lost her.

Please say a prayer for my Sweet Coco Nogales.


  1. Oh no! I hope she gets better. Fingers crossed. Get well Coco.

  2. Thank you for your well wishes. I'm here in my living room next to sweet Coco who is roosting on a big block of wood inside a dog crate. She still seems very lethargic and off to me. Her crop is still full of liquid and gas. But she'll eat mashed up food from my fingers. So she must be feeling a bit better if she's eating.

    It's going to be a long tough night. I hope and pray tomorrow will be better.

  3. My thoughts are with you and I am hoping for the best!
    Get well soon, sweet Coco!!!