Sunday, January 23, 2022

4078. Dr Sing's true stories - Divine intervention? The escapee Goffin's Cockatoo landed on my shoulder

 





















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DIVINE INTERVENTION? The escapee Goffin's Cockatoo landed on my shoulder. Be Kind To Pets Veterinary Educational Videos Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow)

Once a young pet parrot escapes from the owner, it will fly far away and enjoy the freedom from being caged all day long. This true story of the escapee Goffin's Cockatoo returning to the owner indirectly is unbelievable. I was present as her vet on that day in July 2018 to visit Abigail who told me that she had to rush out to search for her escapee bird. We found the parrot on a tree. Abigail failed to get her bird back to her after more than 30 minutes of calling. In her distress, I thought of divine help. The bird flew back to her but landed on my right shoulder. She was overjoyed and secured Mango inside a large plastic crate.        


I believe there was divine intervention in getting the Goffin’s Cockatoo home in 2018 as it had some similarities to that of the escapee blue fronted Amazon belonging to Andrew.  


In 2015, Andrew’s blue-fronted Amazon escaped from his 5th floor Housing Board flat to a tree opposite. The parrot perched on the tree overnight. He prayed to his 3 Buddhas for help the next morning. Soon, a big black bee buzzed above his bird’s forehead. The bird flew down to the ground. He rushed downstairs and got his bird home. 


If prayers had worked for Andrew, would prayers work for Abigail? Abigail cried louder for her bird to return to her, In her distressful pleas, I recalled this salesman’s prayers. 


I did not have Andrew’s faith, so I asked for some divine help.



Suddenly, the Goffin’s Cockatoo aborted her flight across the road. She turned around and flew towards me!  Not to Abigail who fed and cared for her. 


I quickly turned around with my back facing the bird. She landed on my right shoulder. I was wearing a dark green polo shirt. Could she have seen it as a tree to perch? A transformation visible only to the Goffin’s Cockatoo? 


Abigail was very happy as she secured her bird inside the plastic container. I had never told her about my “divine intervention” as it was unbelievable. The bird was found. That was what mattered.     



MORE INFO AT: 

https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/4078-dr-sings-stories-divine.html






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The escapee Goffin’s Cockatoo was perched on the left tree. This image was taken in 15 Jan 2022. I believe there was divine intervention because I thought of the salesman who told me how he got his escapee Amazon Front parrot home. The parrot perched on the tree opposite his HDB flat overnight. He prayed to his 3 Buddhas for help. Soon, a big black bee buzzed on the bird’s forehead. The bird descended onto the ground. He rushed downstairs and got his bird home.

As Abigail cried louder for her bird to return to her, I thought of the salesman’s praying to the Buddhas for help after his morning bath. Would the divine help Abigail if I asked for help? The Goffin’s Cockatoo turned around and flew towards me!  Not to Abigail. I quickly turned around with my back facing the bird. She landed on my right shoulder. Abigail had her back. I did not tell her about divine intervention even now 4 years later. The bird is still with her.     


MORE INFO AT:
https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/4078-dr-sings-stories-divine.html






Monday, Nov 2, 2015 Story by Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow)


A BLUE-FRONTED AMAZON ESCAPED FROM THE HDB FLAT

Did prayers get the Blue-fronted Amazon home? 

  


"I don't know whether you will consider me loony," the camera salesman said to me. "After I prayed to Buddha, a big black bee appeared and landed on the crown of my blue-fronted Amazon perched in a tree opposite my 5th floor apartment. The buzzing bee gave my bird such a fright that he flapped his wings and landed onto the ground!"


I was at the camera shop to buy batteries for my Canon camera before going on a trip to Europe this Thursday.


MORE INFO AT:

https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2015/11/2350-unbelievable-story-how-to-get-blue.html

































4077. Medical conditions. Ingrown toe nail

 An ingrown nail occurs when the nail itself grows into the skin. Surgery to cut away the ingrown toe nail on the left side of of the big toe of the RIGHT FOOT 2 years ago leads to no more painful toe

Saturday, January 22, 2022

4076. A dwarf hamster has protruding eyeball earlier and stitch breakdown later.

 The owner WhatsApp two short videos: 


13 Apr 2021

Video post surgery after lump removal from the flank. "May I ask if this is normal? Should I bring him down again? Not sure if he bit his stitches. Thank you." Check up showed stitch breakdown but the wound would heal.





12 Dec 2021


"Hello doctor! My hamster's eye coming out of the eye socket, do you think it is possible to slot him in for a consultation today?" The appointment was made for 1.30 pm.

The right eyeball was protruding due to rubbing of the eye continuously. Painkillers resolved the problem. 





 


 

   

4075. An old pug has "dementia".

 20 Jan 2022. 

The 13-year-old spayed female pug was panting continuously, so the owner brought her in for a check up. "She appeared to have dementia," he said. "She was not able to recognise me sometimes."

The rectal temperature was 37.5 deg C. I got a blood test done. Then an IV drip before sending her home to recover for dental work as he few teeth were plugged with thick tartar. 

Blood test showed abnormally high platelets and urea. The liver enzymes could not be analysed.   





In the home, the dog passed away in the evening on the same day. The owner said she passed away due to old age, being 13 years old.   





4074. Veterinary stories. Two 6-month-old red-eared sliders in poor condition. One floated without moving.



20 Jan 2022:


"My two kids are not interested in these two sliders," the father told me. "One of them floated on the water motionless---not swimming. I wanted to check them as Chinese New Year will be on 1 February. It will not be auspicious to have deaths in the pets!"

1. Weight. The two sliders are not thriving as they should be bigger in size at 6 months.
2. Shell rot. The shell have white spots which the owner tried to treat with a "fungus and bacteria spray" by purchasing a bottle from the pet shop.
3. No basking space. Submerged in water for 24 hours usually.4. Heating lamp over the water is of no use as the sliders need to dry up on a platform. Inpatient treatment for a few days. 

As at 23 Jan 2022, the sliders were active and eating. The shell rot was much less. The owner took them home for recuperation.  


UPDATES IN BLOG:
https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/4074-veterinary-stories-two-6-month-old.html (this blog).


VIDEOS OF CONSULTATION.   











Thursday, January 13, 2022

4073. Passive income - How many sales should you be making on Redbubble, Merch, Etsy, Teepublic or Displate etc POD websites?

 

How many sales SHOULD you be making on Redbubble, Merch by Amazon, Etsy, Teepublic or Displate? Everyone has their own experience and we're all different. Here I break down some basic expectations and highlight the difference between hobby income and business income. I also have some tips on how you can increase sales (even if you're just doing print on demand as a hobby).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2oLjQsCvjw&t=798s


How many sales SHOULD you be making on Redbubble, Merch by Amazon, Etsy, Teepublic or Displate? Everyone has their own experience and we're all different. Here I break down some basic expectations and highlight the difference between hobby income and business income. I also have some tips on how you can increase sales (even if you're just doing print on demand as a hobby).


1. You got to put in the time, quality up and proper tagging to be successful. 

2.  More designs or be creating really good designs that people want (e.g. thelatestkate sells on RB. She hand draws absolutely gorgeous designs, computer coloured, digital coloured,  with catchy sayings. 8122 followers, 7 years since 2015 and only 386 designs). 


People like her designs. She has 8122 followers, 168.2k favourite. Hers is the gold standard of PUSH strategy which is hobby stragegy. She didn’t do research or niche strategy.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

4072. SINGAPORE WILDLIFE: Sparrows and crows in Singapore

9 Jan 2022




Eurasian tree sparrow and House Crow in Singapore

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY TIP 1:   Dr Sing Kong Yuen

1. To get a sharp focus on the eye (Eurasian tree sparrow, 3rd from R), do not hand-hold camera.2.  Place camera on top of a structure e.g post boxto click camera when the bird is stationary, preferrably making eye contact with you.

3.  Bright 9 AM sunlight, Upper Thomson Road      

9 Jan 2022  To buy stock photo:  www.shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets

UPDATES AT:
https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/sparrows-in-singapore.html



BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY TIP 2:   Dr Sing Kong Yuen

1. To get a sharp focus on the eye (House Crow, centre), lean on a lamp post. Hand-hold camera. 2. Single point central focus on eye. Click camera when the bird is stationary, preferrably making eye contact with you.

9 Jan 2022  To buy stock photo:  www.shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets

UPDATES AT:
https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/sparrows-in-singapore.html





















Saturday, January 8, 2022

4071. A red-eared slider's big painful lower neck lump prevents swallowing of food - will it die?

TWO TYPES OF REPORTS
1.  REPORTS BEFORE SURGERY
2.  REPORTS AFTER SURGERY 

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REPORT 1 BEFORE SURGERY  - 9 JAN 2022 INPATIENT 

Report is written today, 9 Jan 2022. DAY 4 INPATIENT AT TOA PAYOH VETS.


A RED-EARED SLIDER HAS A LARGE PAINFUL NECK LUMP AND IS ANOREXIC. WILL HE DIE? Video 1/5- 5/5 and Video 6.  #shorts, #neck lump, #red-eared slider, #toa payoh vets



FIRST 4 DAYS OF INPATIENT TREATMENT AND VIDEOS  1/5 - 5/5 and Video 6.

TP 45252  Vage  9-year-old male Red-eared slider with a very painful lower neck lump on left side, 5 mm x 5 mm, firm, has been present for over 4 weeks. "It obstructs retraction of the long neck into the shell. Simply painful to swallow nowadays," the owner said to Dr Sing K Y. .


"Please operate to remove the lump," she continued. "Last time you operated on the top of his neck to remove the pus in 2017. He still remembers you!" The busy nurse showed me the yellowish scar devoid of stripes on the top of the neck behind the ears. This is visible on one of the videos too. 


DAY 4 INPATIENT today. 9 Jan 2022: The slider is eating more but the neck lump persists. On Day 7, Dr Sing K Y will operate to remove it and the slider should then lead a normal life.  

UPDATES IN BLOG: 

A RED-EARED SLIDER HAS A LARGE PAINFUL NECK LUMP AND IS ANOREXIC. WILL HE DIE?

https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/4071-red-eared-sliders-big-painful.html


"I doubt Vage can remember me," I said. "He perks up when I mentioned your name today to tell him he would be seeing you!" the lady owner informed me.

DAY 1 INPATIENT. Painful reddish neck lump. 8mm X 8mm X 8mm. Not eating. Pale gums and tongue can be seen when the slider opens his mouth. "He is unfit for anaesthesia and surgery today," I explained to the owner the very high risk of dying on the operating table. The slider was around 800 g and had no appetite and was anaemic. I gave an antibioitc and anti-inflam injection SC on the right thigh. DAY 2 INPATIENT. More active. Ate some pellets. Syringe fed antibiotics and multivitamins is continued daily for the next 7 days. Neck skin with lump not inflamed and is slightly smaller in size. DAY 3 INPATIENT. Same as Day 2. More active. Neck lump slightly smaller in size. UPDATES IN BLOG:

https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/4071-red-eared-sliders-big-painful.html (THIS BLOG).


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REPORT 2 BEFORE SURGERY - JAN 2022 INPATIENT X RAYS

HOW TO SEE THE SLIDER'S NECK LUMP IN THE X-RAY - CLOSE UP, SHADOWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"I doubt Vage can remember me," I said. "He perks up when I mentioned your name today to tell him he would be seeing you!" the lady owner was a busy nurse amid the Covid-19 pandemic and had not consulted the vet when her slider had this neck lump more than a month ago. DAY 1 INPATIENT. Painful reddish neck lump. 8mm X 8mm X 8mm. Not eating. Pale gums and tongue can be seen when the slider opens his mouth. "He is unfit for anaesthesia and surgery today," I explained to the owner the very high risk of dying on the operating table. The slider was around 800 g and had no appetite and was anaemic. I gave an antibiotic and anti-inflam injection SC on the right thigh.

Original X-ray ImageNECK LUMP (L), NOT VISIBLE ON THIS VIEW

8mm x 8mm x 8mmDAY 6 INPATIENTLump no longer inflamed or painful, but NOT visible on this overall view. To do close-up of neck area to see the lump. See next 3 images.

UPDATES IN BLOG: https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/4071-red-eared-sliders-big-painful.html


Red-eared slider, M, 9 yrstoapayohvets.com 12 Jan 202







Adobe Photoshop -Shadows/HighlightsNECK LUMP (L), ARROW, 8mm x 8mm x 8mm Red-eared slider, M, 9 yrstoapayohvets.com 12 Jan 2022

REPORT 3 - BEFORE SURGERY - 9 JAN 2022 INPATIENT INSTAGRAM AND VIDEOS








REPORT 3 - BEFORE SURGERY - 9 JAN 2022 INPATIENT INSTAGRAM AND VIDEOS
6 videos - INPATIENT DAY 1 TO DAY 4






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Video 6 - DAY 4

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REPORTS AFTER SURGERY - 
21 JAN 2022 INPATIENT

AFTER SURGICAL REMOVAL OF NECK LUMP
36 HOURS AFTER SURGERY - INPATIENT DAY 2


The video shows the slider has recovered from gas anaesthesia after surgical removal of the neck lump 36 hours earlier. He is not eating, but is alive. Water and sunshine for half an hour. The owner wanted him home. Not advised to go home for the first 5 days as the stitches may break down. A RED-EARED SLIDER HAS A LARGE PAINFUL NECK LUMP AND IS ANOREXIC. WILL HE DIE? https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/4071-red-eared-sliders-big-painful.html























UPDATES IN BLOG: 

A RED-EARED SLIDER HAS A LARGE PAINFUL NECK LUMP AND IS ANOREXIC. WILL HE DIE?

https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/4071-red-eared-sliders-big-painful.html




Tuesday, January 4, 2022

4070. Street photography. Crow's feet by Ms Meagan Ho

5 Jan 2022. PHOTOGRAPHY TIP - Dr Sing Kong Yuen.
CROW'S FEET are the formation of fine lines from the corners of your eyes. The cause is usually ageing. This photo of a 71-year-old photo by Ms Meagan Ho who is in her early 20s and into street photography is an excellent photo as it shows crow's feet sharply.  





Sunday, January 2, 2022

Singapore Wildlife - "Golden Turtle Beetle", leaf hopper.

3 Jan 2022. Singapore Wildlife:

Similar images of "Golden Turtle Beetle" will be in this webpage. 


https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/singapore-wildlife-golden-turtle-beetle.html

A video will be made later.


Other insects Leafhopper (Graphocephala Coccinea), Canada

Photo by Mariusz Dabrowski on Unsplash






Photo by Mariusz Dabrowski on Unsplash

Planthopper (Acanalonia Conica)


 I saw one white one in Yio Chu Kang Cres.



True Bugs This group of insects is very large, with around 75,000 species worldwide. Around 1,700 of these can be found in the British Isles. This group of insects has been found in India.

Found in Gujarat, India. TRUE BUGS