Thursday, July 16, 2015

Operation Wild--PBS

The PBS series, Operation Wild is great, in general. However, last night's episode was particularly interesting. They profiled a Sun Bear in Laos who has hydrocephalus! Vets & a team of specialists installed a shunt. I was a bit surprised that they didn't use a programmable, to minimize the invasive surgeries in the future. It also would have been easier on everyone, including the Sun Bear, to simply make most changes to a programmable shunt, as opposed to the invasive procedure with the 'old fashioned' shunt they used. I watched w/one of our group's members & it was great being able to identify with everything the team was doing! I'm sure we'll discuss this at Saturday's meeting.

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