Guest Post from Virginia Malmquist
Dear Friends and Family,
Well, for starters, I got his name wrong. They named him Jolt, rather than Volt. Jerry’s been calling in every other day to check up on his progress. He got an x-ray which showed an old pellet in his chest. He was likely hit with a shot gun and then healed over (yes, I know, unbelievable!) There were no broken bones from the fight, electrocution or subsequent fall. He is still refusing to eat on his own and has to be force fed. He has gained weight and is perching which are both good signs. They have been changing his bandage daily and some birds won’t eat until you stop handling them. The electrical burn is larger than they first thought, but they are still hopeful. Meanwhile, he has not been allowed into the flight center and won’t until the wounds have healed. Sarvey Wildlife Center has done an excellent job. I encourage you to donate if you can. We’ll let you know if there are any changes.
Virginia and Jerry