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      Kudos To Local Hospital

      DD has a friend who she is close with. The friend has twin boys, one of which has brittle bone disease. Poor boy has had so many fractures, mainly arms and legs. He is not wheelchair bound but does use one at school. His Mom worked hard and got him a service dog, Hunter, a golden.

      Poor fellow recently fractured two vertebra. It takes next to nothing for a bone to fracture. He was hospitalized and the hospital allowed Hunter to stay with him. The family and staff take care of feeding, watering and potty trips. Had not heard of a hospital doing this. It's making the hospitalization easier and Hunter is a great caregiver.

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      That's just awesome!

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      Maybe this will be the start of new trend! I'm sure it is comforting for the boy to have Hunter near him

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      That's wonderful -- more hospitals should do that.

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      That's so great, I'd want Opie to visit me if I were hospitalized. Poor kid. That's not good about him.

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      May the boy heal quickly. That is a good hospital, following the law concerning a service dog, and then going above and beyond it to care for him. It sounds like a healthy, healing environment.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bamps View Post
      That's so great, I'd want Opie to visit me if I were hospitalized. Poor kid. That's not good about him.
      The hospital I worked at did allow dogs to visit in certain areas. The most important was the hospice unit.

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      That's great. MIL's nursing home allowed dogs all of the time. One of the employees had a wonderful dog who wasn't technically a therapy dog but was there all of the time. It made a huge difference for the residents.

      My husband has brittle bone disease. He broke his collar bone for the first time walking across the living room. He didn't even fall. It kind of goes on hiatus once they reach puberty though.

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      That's amazing the therapeutical value of dogs has been grossly underestimated for a long time and it's really nice to hear that the situation might be slowly changing; at least somewhere. A few years ago I refused to go to the hospital for two weeks for drips. My doc couldn't understand why, so I told him my family wasn't allowed in the hospital, he was really confused trying to explain that my next of kin had unlimited access. When I told him I meant my LAB, he gave me a real funny look

      Sending positive thoughts for the poor boy, so he heals quickly and there are no unnecessary complications.
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      Good for the Hospital. When Henry was hospitalized, there were people who brought dogs in for the kids to meet. Shame though, a nasty nurse wouldn't let my Son see a Black Lab that came in. My Son loved all kinds of dogs and was very upset. Glad to hear the staff there is more understanding.

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