Tag: special needs children

Equal time for cats

Ariel and Belle

We’re tired of all this talk about the new dog. While Jeff, Paige and J.P. were out learning all about Karina, we were stuck at the vet wondering when we would get to come home. It seemed like forever. When we got back home… Continue Reading “Equal time for cats”

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”

Long day brings welcome news

J.P. improves

I think the past two weeks have caught up with me just as I headed back to work Sunday morning. There was the preparation for our team training at Canine Companions for Independence even before that, but the studying and classes and then three… Continue Reading “Long day brings welcome news”

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”

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”

Preparing for surgery

Batman and Catwoman visit J.P.

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”

Dealing with unforseen problems, part 2

J.P. hospitalized

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”

Mornings with J.P.

J.P. waking up

Things are busy in the Cousins’ household in the morning. If J.P. had a good night, he usually will sleep until well after the sun comes up, but upon awakening, things get a bit hectic. We still keep a log of his diapers just… Continue Reading “Mornings with J.P.”

The daily balancing act

J.P. and Jorge Somoza

I admit it. I don’t spend as much one-on-one time with J.P. as my wife, Paige, does. I work the night shift at Hearst Television in Orlando and manage the websites of dozens of stations when they’re not locally staffed. That means Paige is… Continue Reading “The daily balancing act”

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