Mike and I took her to Guatemala City to see Dr. Andrade and an orthopedic specialist. Dr. Andrade is a vet from Guatemala City that comes to the Rio Dulce once a month and cares for his animal patients on their boats. They x-rayed her, found no broken bones and thought that is was nerve damage caused either by being too tight in the womb or during the birth. They didn't think there was anything they could do, but told us to keep working her legs and see if they got stronger. We have been working her legs, but she still can't use them. She is however, very healthy and very happy! So Zoey, as we named her, is now the Ka'imi cat!
|Zoey's first bed.|
|Zoey getting healthier.|
We think that when she was small she dragged herself around on the dirt and this stick got lodged in her. When we first got her, we would feel it and thought it was a floating rib or something. I guess her body was tired of it and got rid of it! The Dr. put her on antibiotics and it healed quickly.
The stick we pulled out was 2.5 inches long.
|Zoey also got spayed by Dr. Andrade on our boat!|
|Our friend Deborah, sent Zoey some goodies including a life jacet that will help with her swim therapy! Thank you.|
|Zoey and her pal Sock Monkey...|
Cheers! Kim and Mike