Monday, June 23, 2014

Update on Injured Eagle at Decorah From SOAR

From Kay Neumann, Executive Director, SOAR "X-ray shows oblique humerus fracture about an inch from the shoulder joint. Dr. Dirks will do surgery on Wednesday to pin. Will get plenty of food and fluids in him/her between now and surgery" [The humerus is the large bone between the coracoid (shoulder) and the radius and ulna (elbow)] Also, in addition to the food and fluids he/she was administered, an oral anti-fungal/anti-bacterial medicine called metronidazole was given. It neutralizes bacteria in the stomach in case they haven't eaten or have eaten something not so yummy - it is just a precaution and it should also help the bug bites, which are looking much better