Two things we are certain about Dee:
1. Dee likes to eat dirt
2. Dee will stop anything he's doing for a neck scratch
1 610 minutes ago
Today was Theo and I’s last day volunteering at Mayo Clinic. Our grand total was 25 hours! It was such an amazing experience, and I loved seeing the joy Theo brought to people’s faces. #therapydog#volunteer
Yes we do allow dogs in our terminal, please remember to keep them on leash. This pretty girl is Olive, she is training to be a therapy dog and will be working with her owner at Denver International Airport in the future helping passengers de-stress. #flymontrose#therapydog#dogsrule
It’s hot! 🥵 Please remember to watch out for heat stroke in your pets. This is a great time to treat your dog to dog-approved frozen treats/pupcicles and keep them inside in the a/c. Stay safe! 🐶 #petsafety
Ch Dreamchaser's Chaplin
And his daughter
Dreamchaser's Lucille (Marshall's sister)
Therapy Dog Event at the Fair Grounds
Checking out the animals at the county fair and comforting people. We brought smiles to 781 peoples faces last night 😊
Just some cell phone pictures! Enjoy ❤
Wells (now named Summer Wells) has found her forever family. She will be the center of her mama’s world. Summer Wells will become a Therapy Dog, which means she can visit shelters and other facilities to provide love and emotional support therapy to those in need. This will be the perfect gig for this easy-going, snuggly girl. Wells hung around in the rescue a little longer than her three siblings. But we always think this is because they are waiting for the perfect home where they can continue to thrive and never face another trip to a shelter. We know this is the place for her. Happy life, sweet girl!
0 152 hours ago
Meet Purdy! Purdy was adopted as a kitten by a member of our staff, named Sue. Sadly, Purdy will not be pursuing a career in tech support!
Purdy can’t wait until she’s older and ready to visit some of our homes! Many of our residents enjoy the companionship of pets, and the therapeutic experience it can bring!
“As long as you’re dancing. You can break the rules. Sometimes breaking the rules is just extending the rules. Sometimes there are no rules.”
The patient can’t dance because she is broken. Because of that she needs a blood-thinning shot every day. That’s the rule. But Mary Oliver set this rule for her day as a nurse: She doesn’t do shots. But she did agree to choose a bandage. And the patient took the picture. #poettowork#takeyourpoettoworkday@tspoetry
1 42 hours ago
“Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.” Nurse Sophie and Mary Oliver discuss the day’s work. Mary reminds Sophie that “My work is the world.” @tspoetry#poettowork
I will start off with that is Hugo, one of the volunteer dogs and he was so sweet and just like Cooper
All my greatest fears are coming true. Again we are reaching the crossroads of no one knows what to do and “since the cause isn’t seen on imaging, it must not be happening” (that is a quote from a different doctor I saw last year) “We are out of options” was said in a quite matter of fact/almost cheerful way. To which I looked like 🥺 and then as the talking went on I changed to 😢 and then we got out to the car and 😭
After the initial shock, she said we can try one last thing but it is not likely to help, but is also not likely to cause side effects
She also thinks I should see Neurology based on my eye shaking and then my dad’s questions led to her telling us I should also see endocrinology (already seen them but might go back now)
So what do we do now?
There are 2 main options (besides getting second opinions): go the PT and psych route (self directed PT because going/in home was causing CFS crashes and I’ve already done that for 8+ years) or try to get me into an inpatient rehab, which I probably don’t qualify to get into because rehab places within a couple hundred miles of where I live are either for addiction rehab or post surgical/stroke/TBI. She wants me in a rehab because the usable hand function has gotten so low, predicament with this is she says she cannot refer/get me into a rehab center, that would have to be done by my primary (of which I won’t be seeing until September, unless my pediatrician can - will ask when they call about records again)
I’m hesitant to do either because of how bad the pain gets and how angry my body gets when I try to do more than I do now. I worry rehab would be like clinic PT, staring at myself in the mirror struggling to do what I could the day before (got really depressed during that time)
That being said for self directed PT, I am supposed to work on waking 30 min to 1 hour 4x a day. Obviously starting with less but still working towards that😳
I’m just so confused and don’t know what I should do & who I should listen to (more on that tomorrow)