It’s always nice to have two superheroes pulling for you on the day before surgery. J.P. got to meet Batman and Catwoman on Monday afternoon at Florida Hospital for Children. It is looking more like J.P. won’ be returning to his Canine Companions training… Continue Reading “Preparing for surgery”
The old saying, “One step forward, two steps back,” is so true in the lives of J.P., Paige and I. We have become so excited about the prospect of bringing home our skilled companion dog over the past week, but what happened Saturday night… Continue Reading “Dealing with unforseen problems, part 2”
What an exciting first day of training at Canine Companions for Independence. We learned a great deal about the program and how dogs behave. The day began with breakfast and a chance to get acquainted with the staff and other students with whom we’ll… Continue Reading “Cinco de Canine: Surprise at dog training”
When I graduated from college, I told myself I was done with school, homework, studying, tests and anything like it. I don’t think I ever really enjoyed school until attending DeLand High School and getting involved in TV production. I knew I had found… Continue Reading “Teaching this old dog new tricks”
My aim with this blog is to be transparent about the joys and struggles of raising a child with special needs. Sometimes the times when you’re really struggling all of a sudden turn into a memorable moment. I’m going to try to share some… Continue Reading “Friday Fun: ‘Frozen’ fever hits hospital”
I shared a bit earlier about how all the time we’ve spent in the hospital over the past 11 years turned into almost a second job for me. Florida Hospital for Children is practically a second home, and there are plenty of employees there… Continue Reading “Making the hospital hospitable”
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