June 24, 2021
This will be purely about Snowy and her sore leg. I will do another blog post on how you should care for a bird in need. Snowy had a sore leg after a night fright. This was a long time ago (December). I even posted a picture of it on my Instagram and brushed it off. It's not something I would ever do, but I honestly never assumed it was a broken leg. Months went by, and Snowy kept having this odd way of resting. It looked as if she was leaning on one part of her body. I'll have reference pictures. I mentioned this to one of my friends on Instagram, and we both assumed nothing much about it. I always felt a bit weirded out about it, but it never was a concern, but I remember I kept looking to make sure that things were okay. On a February morning, I noticed that she didn't put ANY pressure on it at night, and that alarmed me. I called my vet on Saturday morning and got booked for Monday.
My vet did a great job assuring me that he hasn't done amputation in a long time, and she might heal just fine. The unfortunate news was that if she ever required an amputation, she WON'T have a stump. She basically will have nothing but one leg.