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Friday Fun: Start your engines

Patient with car

It’s the beginning of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and from the looks of Interstate 4, many people are already heading out of town. For me, it will be three days of work after taking off so much time for Canine Companions for Independence… Continue Reading “Friday Fun: Start your engines”

Shaking off the cobwebs

Snoozing dog

I was thankful J.P. got a good night’s sleep. It was nice to wake up feeling refreshed Thursday, and I’ve noticed that since J.P. has been home from the hospital, Karina doesn’t whine in her crate before I’m ready to wake up. However, I… Continue Reading “Shaking off the cobwebs”

Diaper trouble prompts change in plans

Karina in hospitl bed

Believe it or not, J.P. was back at the hospital Wednesday after going 20 hours without a wet diaper. I’ve learned from my many hospital stays that you can tell nurses about many issues with a child, but nothing seems to be taken as… Continue Reading “Diaper trouble prompts change in plans”

Sleeping soundly again

J.P. sleeping

After another night of vomiting and more calls to the hospital after being discharged Monday, J.P. is finally looking better. The big goal after getting home Monday was to get J.P. in the bathtub. He still had post-surgery hair and was unable to have… Continue Reading “Sleeping soundly again”

J.P. is home

Chillin' on the couch

J.P. was discharged from Florida Hospital for Children on Monday after spending four days there with a gastrointestinal bug. It was the second hospitalization within a week. He was first admitted May 10 which led to surgery to repair his shunt. It all happened… Continue Reading “J.P. is home”

Celebrating canine commencement

Graduation

There was plenty of laughter and tears at the graduation ceremony for Canine Companions for Independence at SeaWorld on Saturday. Puppies were given awards, and 12 recipients received their dogsĀ in front of a crowd of more than 1,000 people. It was an emotional ceremony… Continue Reading “Celebrating canine commencement”

Getting to know our puppy raiser

Valerie Habeeb

It was an exciting Friday as team training at Canine Companions for Independence drew to a close. The day began with a grooming session for Karina in preparation for Saturday’s graduation at SeaWorld. The 11 recipients and their families attended a luncheon with the… Continue Reading “Getting to know our puppy raiser”

Disappointment abounds

J.P. sick

I’m disappointed. I’m really disappointed. I’m sad. I’m worried. I’m envious. I’m tired. I’m wondering how what I had hoped would be a bucket-list experience was decimated before my very eyes. At the same time, I’m thankful to the entire staff at Canine Companions… Continue Reading “Disappointment abounds”

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… Continue Reading “Karina visits J.P. before discharge”

J.P. wakes up with smile

J.P.'s card and gift

J.P. was awake and smiling Tuesday afternoon after surgery to repair his shunt earlier in the day. He had reason to smile after his fellow students at Canine Companions for Independence got together and purchased him a big stuffed dog and card to let… Continue Reading “J.P. wakes up with smile”

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Free PLR Articles Vol 2

Meditation

Meditation techniques for all. Tips, best practices and many more.

Fresh LifeStyle

Enjoy Lifestyle Freedom

CYNTHIA WEIRR

Health, Wealth, Success

Canine Companions for Independence

Just another WordPress.com site

Trading Barbs With Barb

Irreverant Musings With A Message

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