Update on Dickie's condition. This afternoon after re-evaluation of the wing and noting that there is still plenty of blood flow to the wing and nerves are intact, we opted to do a way out there splint consiting of BBQ skewers, cardboard, vet wrap and duct tape! It seems mush easier for him to balance himself with and he is alert and eating and drinking as usual. He seems moderatly content considering his situation and I can't help but believe he somehow knows we are trying to help. Our "McGiver" truss up job is not pretty by any means but I think it will serve our purose here as it allowed us to leave the open wound site exposed to be treated and checked freely without compomising the structural support of the splint each day. With much hope and fingers crossed I know play the waiting game as he starts his healing process. I have been told to give him 1/4 cc of injectable Pen-Aqueos Procaine G and have him in a small confined area that only allows him minimal movement to prevent re-injury. He calls me when I get out of his site so I know he is aware of what is going on. We put a towel over his head when doing the setting and splint to minimize the trauma. He took it very well considering it required removal of some feathers and manipulation of the very swollen and damaged wing. Poor guy! I sure hope he makes it!