Findlay Xena was found lying in the gutter outside a school about a month ago. There was no mother around, so we took her into the Koala Hospital.
We don't know what happened to her, but she was really flat and didn't respond to us. She couldn't sit up and kept falling over. She was not grabbing with her hind feet. This was a big concern for us and we weren't sure if Xena was going to make it through the night.
This is how Xena looked like the day we rescued her. Xena was about 7 months old when she came in and weight only 759 grams.
Surprisingly she made it through the night and one of our best home carers took good care of her (and still does!).
Every week she came in to get weight and the carer massaged her legs and feet regularly.
A week after she was found she started to climb. She was using her back legs more and more. After ten days she could sit without falling over and a few days later she was walking around the room.
She is doing so well that she climbs in everything she comes across: climbs up the legs from her carers, the wine rack and her own little gunyah.
Can you see the difference how she lookes like in this photo compared to the previous ones?
When she wants to sleep, she climbs in her basket and covers herself up. She probably does this because it gives her a feeling of being in the pouch.
It is almost a month later now and Xena weighs 1.125 kilo grams. She still has a long way to go, but it sure is the right way!
"Princess Warrior" Xena is the right name for her, because she is a fighter!
I shot this video on the 19th of September.