Saturday, July 6, 2013

Solo and Dad Update

Bob sent out this note yesterday:
 
"Solo: Xray(s) revealed no lesions, no fractures and no dislocations.

Wings appear okay ... this after Bob mentioned noticing a "mouse" on Solo's right wing when upon the JSMB (east-facing, south interior scalloped edge) before his flight to the window ledge on the west face of of the JSMB and later a report of a drooped wing on that same ledge before the flight where he bumped into glass on the Zion's Bank Tower  

What's next ? continue supportive therapy (fluid and food), see if Solo improves with time. 

Interesting that: Solo weighed in at 790 grams ... on border between male and female weight, JoAnn said that Solo looked huge when compared to Dad, when positioned side to side. So, Solo may not be a male, but a female with skinny legs. I'm convinced that all that heat contributed in a major way to Solo's problems and for that matter maybe it even figured into his Dad's problem too.

We wait and see if improves by staying in touch with JoAnn, just to say it: there is no guarantee that he can re-enter the program and certainly not any time soon.

Dad: Xray(s) revealed a dislocated shoulder (left wing) Xrays and clinical notes have been sent to several experts in the U.S.A. and Joann is awaiting feedback. Dad continues to do well ... eating, etc."

11 comments:

  1. I am curious how is the interaction between dad and Solo. Do they seem to know each other?

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  2. If Solo is OK, can he be released?

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  3. What is a "mouse" on the wing? Is Solo having a problem with the wing despite the clean x-ray? Thanks for the updates!

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  4. Mouse on wing was my shorthand way of saying that I noticed a feather askew, maybe the result of a "bump" incurred on one of his landings. Please bear in mind that Watchpost/Rescue workers took alotta heat too and that has an influence on just what I/we see and how clearly as does distance to bird, angle of observation, etc. I believe that according to JoAnn that the wing is okay. Can he be released? We'll see, time will tell. We're dealing with a window of opportunity insofar as maintenance of interest by Mom in her continuing attention and concern for Solo. I'm uncetain as to how Dad reacted to Solo, but I'll attempt to speak to JoAnn as soon as possible to answer the question accurately.

    RW

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    1. Bob, thanks for stopping by to answer questions. I appreciate it.

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    2. Bob, thanks so much for taking the time to answer my question!

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  5. All of you do AMAZING work with these beautiful birds!! THANKS!
    jbearcat

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  6. Thanks again for all your hard work, and keeping us updated.

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  7. I too want to thank you for all your time and work with these birds. We have all fallin in love with this family, and it means alot to see the care and concern you are giving them. On top of keeping all of us informed. Thank you so much!!!

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  8. Hi Liz,

    I think you provide a GREAT service!!

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