During a recent vet visit, Jackie's stiff plastic collar was removed and replaced with a pink fleece one. As for her chest wound, plans are underway to get her the surgery needed to help remove the damaged tissue and bring together healthy skin to cover the area.
"At this point, there is probably nerve pain," Nitz said. "But before surgery, we want to make sure she cannot get to the wound and make sure she has a lot to do while healing." Nitz added that Jackie's feathers more than likely won't grow back fully due to follicle damage.