Post by Pappagallo on May 15, 2023 15:26:50 GMT -5
My beautiful Quaker Parrot Nikki passed away early yesterday morning. She was such an inspiration. She survived wing amputation surgery by the grace of God. These last few months have been rough for her as I officially learned that Nikki had chronic hepatopathy in March. Then she had an emergency vet visit for what appeared to be a respiratory infection. Although she showed signs of improvement she just could not get back to 100%. I found she had passed away early Sunday morning. While part of me is relieved that she won't ahve to suffer anymore, I am still hurting.
Her cage mate, Sunny (19 year old female Sun Conjure) and I have been leaning on one another. I don't know if I could get through this without Sunny. Nikki was my very first bird. There wouldn't be Sunny without Nikki. Man, I love that little green bird. I hope she knows that and I hope that after she died, she just didn't go out of existence and is living happily with God. The thought of her possibly being lost forever just kills me.
So sorry about Nikki. She went through so much and you did everything you could to help her through all her difficulties. I'm sure that Nikki knew how much she was loved and how important to you she was. I know that she will always be in your heart and your thoughts. You and Sunny are fortunate to have each other to lean on in your time of grief.
Post by Pappagallo on May 16, 2023 11:43:39 GMT -5
Thank you, everyone. It helps to have Sunny with me. We have gotten a lot closer in the last year. She was my big helper when Nikki was going through stuff. I have been giving her extra love and attention. She seems to be handling this better than me, but birds are really good at faking it.
When Scooter the CAG passed away last fall, I would have been a basket case if Ralph hadn't been here to help me through my grief. It wasn't an easy time for him either. It's good that you and Sunny can help and support each other in the same way.