Category: Therapy

Everything under the sun

Sun

J.P., Paige and I have had a busy year, and things don’t seem to be calming down. But several people have asked how things are going and whether I’ve stopped blogging. There are still plenty of stories to tell, and I’m hoping to break…

Finding the new normal

Finding a new normal is actually something quite common in the Cousins’ household. Those of us with children with special needs know things change quite often, and we simply must adjust to do what we can for our young ones. What’s unusual is the…

The J.P. Story: Early steps

Baby J.P. in physical therapy

Dad’s note: In honor of J.P.’s 12th birthday, I’m writing “The J.P. Story,” which looks back at our journey through birth and now approaching teen-hood. I hope you enjoy. The eighth chapter looks at how we got started on our journey with J.P. after being…

Friday Fun: Karina assists in therapy

J.P. hugs Karina

Hi everyone, it’s Karina. My facilitator, Jeff, told me he’s been getting many questions about how things are going as I’ve settled into life with the Cousins family. I thought I would try to fill people in on how a Canine Companion goes about…

Karina gets clean

Karina gets clean

It was a big week for J.P. and Karina as we passed the one-month mark after graduating from Canine Companions for Independence. One month later meant Karina got her first bath, and we had to file our first report with CCI. The report asked…

Friday Fun: He’s an inspiration

Craig James

I ran across this story while working this week, and I was amazed. Craig James, 13, of New Orleans, was born with cerebral palsy, but he hasn’t let that get him down. James also has an amazing talent for singing. He’s been doing it…

Karina assists in therapy

Karina with J.P.

Our skilled companion dog is being put to work. As things slowly return to normal in the Cousins’ household, Karina is getting involved in speech therapy. Our speech therapist, Amy Thomas, is creating a whole section of J.P.’s Dynavox to tell Karina’s story, and…

Catching up

Karina's new bed

After working through the long holiday weekend, Tuesday was a day for catching up. It was supposed to be the day I would have officially joined the Patient Safety and Quality Committee at Florida Hospital for Children, but the meeting was canceled at the…

School makes big move

Conductive Education Center of Orlando

The staff at the Conductive Education Center of Orlando had some big plans for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. They moved into a new facility. For many years, J.P. has spent time at CECO. It’s a wonderful place for children with motor disabilities that…

Karina visits J.P. before discharge

Karina visits hospital

J.P. tolerated his feeds well and was able to be discharged Wednesday afternoon. It was a really interesting day because Karina was able to spend the day with J.P. in his hospital room. I was very happy with the way she behaved in the…

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