Monday, January 11, 2016

HUB update

HUB went in for xrays this morning and I was again shocked when I found out he'd been shot. There is one shotgun pellet in his right chest. The worst things are the two fragments in his intestines. If they are lead they could kill him. Blood was drawn to send to the state lab to see if he is suffering from lead poisoning. And a PCV count was done showing he's severely anaemic with a count of 22, half what it should be.

He's eating good red meat now and keeping it down so that should help bring the count up. He can see, at least partially, so this will be a day-at-a-time process. Hopefully he will survive and conquer whatever it is that has him down.

1 comment:

  1. Sad to hear this. Somewhere in this shooters life I hope he learns to appreciate raptors, and lives a long life of regret for what he did. Sadly, I probably won't get my wish. Hope led poisoning hasn't and won't set in. Anyone willing to shoot a beautiful and illegal bird probably doesn't use led free bullets. :-(