Saturday, May 31, 2003

Been two weeks since Koheila was found paralysed. Nagat and I nursed her for the first week and then I was booked to travel to New York for my son's graduation from university. When the children and I got back, it was to find a much recovered Koheila flinging herself around the house on three legs. We can't tell if the useless front right leg is damaged by a stroke or perhaps dislocated. Local vets are hopeless with figuring out what is wrong with an animal if the problem is the slightest bit unusual. Finally I was lucky enough to find a wife of a faculty member at the American school who is a vet and could give me some instructions on what to do to check for a dislcocation. This is how Iearn veterinary medicine...the hard way.