March 27, 2023
Incoordination and constant paddling was the result of a head trauma for this innocent little road accident victim.
Neighbors knew to call Animal Aid for her rescue. We immediately treated her for brain injury with a medicine that reduces brain swelling, kept her hydrated with IV drip and gave her time to rest and heal. Within a few days she had regained awareness and was able to eat with support, but she couldn’t orient or focus herself and circled helplessly. We hoped her circling would not be permanent, and that more healing time might help.
We were overjoyed to find that within a couple of weeks, all the play that had been locked inside her began to emerge. Her ability to coordinate improved, and so did her ability to interact and play. “Dil” means heart in Hindi, and we’ve called her Dilli, watching with delight as her normal abilities have gradually returned. Dilli is all heart, and she has captured our hearts too. Sometimes waiting is the very best thing you can do.