On March 24, Dr. Karra and the veterinary team anesthetized Buddy the Bald Eagle to re-examine his injured beak. After removing the bone cement that was covering his wound, Dr. Karra was pleased to find that the tissue and bone appeared healthy and that there was granulation tissue forming around the edge of the wound. This type of tissue injury takes a very long time to heal; the long-term prognosis is still unknown, and the wound is still quite significant, but it's encouraging to see healthy tissue forming.
After the exam, Dr. Karra placed a new layer of bone cement on top of the wound and is continuing Buddy on a course of antibiotics and pain medication. She plans to recheck the wound in two weeks.