It has been over 6 months and she is still fine! The skin at the penetration site is dry and clean, she is bearing weight on it and walks just like other vultures do. It’s still one of the best things I have ever experienced, seeing her from being painful and miserable improve to a happy bird! Eating, flying around, scratching herself with the prosthetic. That is all I ever wished for, coming true.
We managed the infection and the skin has finally healed. She is walking with her new prosthetic foot just fine. Like it was part of her body. Glad that she is doing so well now!! There is nothing that would make me happier than seeing her walk again!
We are having problems with an infection of the skin and the bone right now. So she is getting another round of antibiotics and daily bandage changes. Let`s keep our fingers crossed that she will make it
Rickard Brånemark, Oskar Azsmann and I operated on the bearded vulture MIA today. The surgery went really well and Mia woke up nicely from her Anesthesia. She is now being transported back to her cage at the Eulen und Greifvogelstation Haringsee. Hopefully, the skin and the bone will heal nicely, so she can walk again in a few weeks from now.