Monday, May 01, 2006

Sam the Wolfdog Update

Sam spent the better part of last week up in Denver at the Veterinarian Emergency Clinic under the care of Dr. Stephen Lane, one of only 100 animal neurologists in the world. Dr. Lane's best surmise at this stage is that Sam suffered "viral encephalitis" that initiated a lesion on his thalmus: the section of his brain that guides the limbs, etc. This explains the loss of sensation for Sam along his right side.

Sam is home now and though he is impaired he can go for short walks. We are waiting on the rest of his lab results to see exactly what happened. Hoping for a full recover for the old boy...

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