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PostSubject: Breathing Troubles?   Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:59 am

I had to go to the ER Tues evening and was diangosed with double pneumonia. My concern is that when I get back home that going into the loft will be a problem. Is there any way that I can still go in the loft and not have difficulty breathing? My parents are extremely concerned for my health but they love the pigeons and are very supportive of my interests.
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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:03 pm

I'm so sorry to hear how ill you've been! Universal hug
If at all possible, try not to go into the loft straight away when you get home, as the feather bloom will certainly irritate your convalescing lungs. Do you have any fellow pigeon lovers near your area that could help with feeding, watering and cleaning? Or would your family be prepared to help you out for a little while with that?

You will need a special mask for a while, the same type as is used by people who have Bird Fancier's Lung (Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis). I'll try to find you a liknk for it in a moment.
By the way, were you tested for Fancier's Lung? You need to establish if you have it, whether that was the trigger for your double pneumonia. Most people who were diagnosed with it at a late stage had to part with their birds Serious EEK!! Serious EEK!! Serious EEK!! or take very special precautions. (Ask Cindy, she knows first-hand! Disappointed )

Off to find you that link. Get well soon! Feeling great
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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Yes, my brothers are taking care of them for me while I am in the hospital and will do it as long as needed. I didn't mention my pigeons to the doctors but my parents did. We are still waiting for some test results from the (camera through my nose and into my lungs) can't remember what it was called. I am really hoping that I can just do the precautions. Trying not to think of anything worse. The only other time I have been really sick was in Feb/Mar when I had scarlett fever. I don't know.
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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:56 pm

Your brothers rock! Way To Go

Here's the link for the masks, it will give you an idea of what you will need, and it sounds like an excellent precaution to take:

http://www.pigeon-lung.co.uk/masks.html

GET WELL SOON!!!! Universal hug
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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:35 pm

Hi Pigeon Kid, Hi there/Bye
I am so very sorry to hear you are ill and in the hospital. Very sad
In 2006 I became very ill after having a cold. Had a lingering cough, very fatigued and short of breathe. My illness went misdiagnosed for three years. I was always being treated for asthma.

I was finally sent to a pulmonary specialist. After many tests (pulmonary function, Ct scans, MRI, numerous chest x-rays) it was suspected I had been suffering from Chronic Hypensentivity Pneumonitis and not asthma. A blood test confirmed the suspicion.

Unfortunately, I sustained lung damage because the illness was not detected in a timely manner.
PLEASE ask the dr. to do a blood test to check for this illness.

Three cheers to your brothers for helping out with caring for you beautiful birds. Hip Hip Hooray Hip Hip Hooray Hip Hip Hooray

Please keep us posted on how you are doing.


Sending a special get well wish your way!!

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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:09 pm

Hope you're feeling much better! Great job Feeling great Fingers crossed
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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:19 am

Hi Pigeon Kid,
I hope you are recovering without any problems.
Please keep us posted. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:34 am

I am very sorry to hear this!!!! Sending you best wishes for recovering totally again.
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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:03 pm

Best wishes from me too! Feeling great
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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:34 am

Thank you all for your support. Sorry I've not posted in awhile.

I got out of the hospital on the 13th and just returned for a follow-up yesterday.

Turns out that it is pneumonitis. My lungs were very bad off, and were functioning at lower than 50% efficiency. I've had to stay inside and away from all the animals for a week, but yesterday the doctors said I can go outside again. So I must've improved a little bit. :)

But, I still have to stay away from my pigeons and chickens. :(
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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:19 pm

Hi Pigeonkid,

Thanks for the update! I'm very glad you are out of hospital now and feeling much better, but what a terrible shame that the diagnosis was pneumonitis! Why can't pigeon people trade that with pigeon haters for, say, a sprained ankle...
Will you have to give your beloved pigeons and chickens away?
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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:43 pm

We really appreciate your update, PigeonKid. Thank You
I am so very sorry to hear what the diagnosis is. Very sad

I never realized how much I took taking a deep breath for granted, until I couldn't. That was a very scary feeling.

I'm glad you are feeling better and out of the hospital.
I hope you continue to recovery without any problems. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:58 pm

Hi, PigeonKid! Hi there/Bye

Hope you're feeling better! Feeling great
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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:17 pm

Teresa wrote:
Hi, PigeonKid! Hi there/Bye

Hope you're feeling better! Feeling great

Me too!! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:26 pm

I went to the doctor's on Tuesday for my follow up and was very disappointed when they told me the lab test results. The results came back showing two different molds and pigeon serum. The one doctor believes I need to get rid of the pigeons (maybe all the feathered friends) while the other doctor seems to think that we can find a safe way to be around them. My Dad got me a respirator that would keep everything out. I just don't understand why the one doctor doesn't think that would be sufficient. Of course she has thought it was the pigeons since I was in ICU. HHHmmmmm She says that this is not uncommon, especially in children! I guess I need to do some research and try and support my cause. My parents are very supportive of my interests but are concerned for my health. But they think that the respirator should be sufficient. And what about the mold????
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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:24 am

Hi PigeonkKid,
I hope the respirator works well for you. Fingers crossed
Please keep us posted.

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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:14 am

Yes, what about the molds? Strange they didn't comment on that...
I too hope the respirator works out well for you. Of course your pigeons would think you are an alien from another galaxy, but at least you'd be able to keep them.
Your parents sound wonderful, so supportive!

All the best! Get well soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:22 pm

Hi there, PigeonKid,

How have you been? I was wondering whether there is any update on your situation, how the respirator worked for you, and if you're much better now.

Al the best,

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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:24 pm

Hi,
I am doing good. I have the respirator and it works well. I am also taking “Bio Vent drops” and that is helping a lot. I have started to go in the loft again! Happy But my doctor still says not to go near the pigeons, chickens, ducks etc… Even though the test said I have 94% lung function. They said 80% and above is the usual… I am fully convinced that the doctor has something against pigeons… Maybe one pooped on her once? LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Breathing Troubles?   Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:28 pm

ThePigeonKid wrote:
Hi,
I am doing good. I have the respirator and it works well. I am also taking “Bio Vent drops” and that is helping a lot. I have started to go in the loft again! Happy But my doctor still says not to go near the pigeons, chickens, ducks etc… Even though the test said I have 94% lung function. They said 80% and above is the usual… I am fully convinced that the doctor has something against pigeons… Maybe one pooped on her once? LOL

LOL LOL LOL Very likely!

It's great to hear from you, and I'm very happy to hear the respirator and Bio Vent are working well and you are able to go in the loft once more!
94% lung function sounds good! Hope you continue to improve! Feeling great

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