I just wanted to give an update on how Oogie has been doing. We took her to the vet Tuesday and were very excited to hear that her infection is pretty much gone. We just need to finish up her antibiotics and continue the probiotic for 2 more weeks. Because he said it healed so quickly, he didn't see a reason to test for PBFD...yay!!!!
I have a lot of issues getting her to take her probiotic. She seems to recognize it somehow in everything I have given her (rice, oatmeal, smearing it between 2 Harrison's power treats etc.) everything works once and the next time around, she totally recognizes it and won't touch it again...sigh.
The vet said that from now on for the next couple of years, I have to go and pick up some sort of powerful antihistamine (hydroxy-something) everytime she begins to show signs of a molt. Does anyone else have any experience with this? He said after a couple of years, she should get out of the habit of picking at her feathers and we won't have to do that anymore, but I have my doubts. Unfortunately, her feathers won't come back until the fall molt, so I guess I have a little baldy until then, lol. At least the picking has stopped for now! ($500 later)