Thanks Dr Dan.....
I'll call the vet next week.
He's the only avian vet in the area, so my options are limited, but once I discuss the possibility of poisoning, which both my wife and me never really even considered until a recent visit to a hardware store in the chain section and the lightbulb went off, i'm thinking he'll probably go for a blood test. in retrospect, i'm thinking it's more my wife who's afraid he'll die from a blood test then the vet, but worth talking to him about it.
We lost a english budgie last april who had discharge on her cere shortly before she died, so I'm a little panicky with my male, tweedle dum. he's still kicking, which supports the poisoning theory....not enough to kill him, but enough to make him ill...he's really scared both of us on more then one occasion with the seizures. most birds don't necessarily survive seizures based on what i've read online, and that was certainly the case with my english budgie.
we watch him on a webcam from work to make sure he's ok. he's fairly active of late:
http://kfacens.camstreams.com/ is the link if your curious.
Thanks again......worth the money to help put my mind more at ease.