NX was anesthetized this morning for another series of radiographs. Dr. Miranda and Dr. Dave closely examined NX’s left coracoid and were able to definitively confirm a fracture today. Not only is her coracoid fractured, but it has “avulsed” – meaning that the fractured portion of bone has actually been pulled away by the tension of a ligament or a tendon. Dr. Miranda replaced the body wrap on NX, which is securely holding her left wing against her body. The wrap will remain on for the next two weeks. Another set of radiographs will be taken during the week of December 19. The veterinary team hope to see evidence of healing by that point – the fractured area may form a callous, or her body may actually absorb the chunk of bone that has pulled away from the fracture.
NX’s right eye injury is unchanged at this point, though her lacerations are healing nicely. The carpal wound on her right “wrist” is still swollen, but continues to slowly heal. Dr. Miranda noted that NX’s GI tract looked “much happier” on radiographs today, indicating that no scoping would be needed at this time.