Saturday, June 18, 2016

QUAD update

This morning I noticed that QUAD's left wing was a bit droopy. That can happen when all the large feathers are in the blood stage, they become very heavy and hard to keep up in a normal position. But in this case, it was only his left so I took him in for xrays. Good and bad news. His ulna is fractured mid-shaft but is in alignment and good position. The radius is fine. But......there is a fracture of his humerus right at the elbow. It too isn't in bad position but I don't know what will happen in the long run.

Because of his tender age, and because these baby hawks grow so fast, he'll have his bandage changed quite often. Before the vet office trip he did eat more than half of his mouse pieces on his own. Now he just has to get this darn standing up thing figured out without his left wing for balance.

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