They are amputating Lucy's leg. It wouldn't take the pins. Her egg-laying has taken a toll on her bones. Apparently, she hasn't been getting enough calcium. Yes, it's my fault.
Dr. Schnellbacher just called. He said birds can have a decent quality of life with one leg. They learn to use their beaks more.
Or they could put her down.
This house has been so empty without her.
Oh, my poor Lucy.
UPDATE: The doc called back to report that Lucy came through the surgery fine. We can visit her tomorrow afternoon.
She's bound to be one pissed-off princess, but I'm reading on the parrot fora that many birds adapt quickly and well. We'll have a lot to learn.