Zane... An Update for Those Interested

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by speckledhen, Sep 17, 2008.

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  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks to Dr. Peter Brown, Zane seems to have licked the hock infection. [​IMG] Doc sent me a very powerful antibiotic to try. We've finished 10 days and no more infection, just a tiny hard knot where it used to be. We are doing physical therapy, trying to get the leg to unbend. Still, he has no movement in his toes at all. They dont bend, grip or even seem like they belong to a live bird.

    Doc suggested giving Zane a couple of baby aspirin three times a day, which I'll do in a day or so when I make it into town to get them. Maybe that will squelch the pain enough that we can stretch and move that hock joint and get it going again.

    This is by no means over. We will do all we can to get Zane moving again and give him every chance to recover. If you could see that rooster falling asleep in my arms, you'd know why we are still fighting the good fight for him. He's my pal, my Hawkeye's son, so he's very special in many ways, this handsome fella. We'll see it through till and unless it's obvious there's no hope for recovery.
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Glad to hear he's doing better. [​IMG]
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    That is excellent news! I hope, with time, that he gets better.
  4. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    [​IMG] to you and Zane.
  5. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    sounds good...
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    If any bird ever had a chance it's him. Good job!
  7. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2008
    Homer, GA
    [​IMG] I'm so happy for you and Zane!!!! Way to go [​IMG]

    GREAT JOB:clap
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
  9. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    [​IMG] YAY ZANE!!! I'm so glad to hear he beat the infection. Hopefully he will be ready for therapy now that he doesn't have that holding him down.
    I wonder if heat therapy would work? But I'm also wondering how you would apply heat so that it's theraputic and not hurtful to Zane.
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Carri, we are doing that with a rice bag we always use for those "back-of-the-neck" headaches. We warm up the joint, then do the stretching and bicycling the leg.
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