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Sorry to ear this, bone infections certainly can be difficult to treat. Where is the location of the infection?
The infection may have started some time before, possibly when the pins were placed in the leg. Are there any implants remaining in the leg now?
Difficult to say without seeing the xrays
The infection will likely require a long course of antibiotics to treat, the prognosis for any bone infection is somewhat guarded
It's no so much a case of survival per se, but more return to normal function. In some chronic, intractable infections amputation can be needed. Hopefully this can be avoided with your parrot.
Well your vet is really best placed to advise you on that as it depends on the severity of the infection. I suspect it will be longer than 3 days before you know for sure that he will recover adequately. Typically osteomyelitis can take 6-8 weeks of antibiotics to fully resolve depending on the extent of the infection
The symptoms are pain and swelling of the affected area. It seems likely that there is an infection, however without an xray it would be difficult to say if the bone was affected or just the surrounding soft tissue
Impossible to say without an xray unfortunately
Well at this stage it is probably unlikely to change the approach to treatment which is probably why your vet hasn't recommended it. However if the leg fails to improve then it should be xrayed again