y'all are pretty quiet this morning! but then, everyone is busy at holiday times. I like that just about everyone has a holiday sometime around this time of the year. We all get to be festive together!
Goldie update Day 17: ugh. I shooed the girls out of that part of the coop and opened Goldie's cage. It took her a while to decide to come out, and she didn't go far. Eyed the roosts, and tried to get to one that is almost 6'. She got about 4 feet in the air and didn't make it. Hasn't used her wings in more than 2 weeks, and those muscle injuries....She settled into the hay, so I took the chance to clean her kennel while she was resting. replaced the soiled grass with fresh dried grass. Thankful that I dried some this summer from mowing, it is perfect for her. Hay would be too pokey, shavings would stick to wounds....towels look gross in 3 minutes. So dried grass, I'm never going to be without it now.
she came over to watch while I was cleaning the kennel. Probably only walked five feet the whole time she was out. I inspected her wounds, she struggled like crazy. She has some new feather quills growning in bare skin. There are some scabs coming loose. I think one of the huge puncture wounds has too much nustock packed into it, it is almost like a cast. The wound is kind of bulging out so I am going to bathe her later today and see if I can get that to loosen up and come out. No heat, no drainage, but her feathers near the big packed wound look a little greasy, almost wet. It could be the nustock coming out, since I had poured the oily part right into the wound. The nustock on top maybe formed a cap or plug....
She will not be out of the kennel by xmas, that is for certain.
She was exhausted from struggling to get loose, and didn't move when I released her. But, no panting (indicates pain).
So clearly, she has a long ways to go still.
Edited by lalaland - 12/16/15 at 7:44am