Posts Tagged ‘brain injuries’

Chloe’s World

October 4, 2014

Chloe co-pilot!
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Chloe’s world

October 3, 2014

Chloe saw Halloween candy, yummy! I had to say “No!” I did let her take a picture with all the candy. Chloe asked for a toy and I said “Yes!” We broke the rules and started playing in line while waiting to check out at the store.

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Chloe’s World

October 3, 2014

Chloe love, used a wagon to get around, so she wouldn’t burn her little fluffy paws. Woof!

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Chloe’s World

September 26, 2014

Chloe had a great day full of love and smiles. She had a play date with her boyfriend. Then we took our friend Lynn to Walmart.
Chloe is a mascot to many places and today it was Walmart. Chloe saw her favorite Walmart employee Dave. He always makes Chloe feel so special and is full of kindness.

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Chloe saw some pumpkins and asked if she could have a picture with them, and her mom (me) said yes!

Hidden Disabilities

September 9, 2014

Chronic Fatigue Immune Disease (CFID). It causes me horrible bouts of debilitating exhaustion; it is insanity at its best. I have different cycles some cause my lungs to feel like a deflated leather football, my vocal cords strain to talk and I am unable to sit up hardly. Sometimes my body aches like the worst flue hit me or like someone took a baseball bat and beat up every muscle in my body. Then there are times where I don’t have any pain and my body is just worn out like a rag doll who sits in a corner.
My temperature can drop down to 97 degrees. My appetite usually stops and when it hits for days I crave my air popped popcorn (my comfort food). I have had people ask me how I stay in shape if I am house bound. I have a chronic fatigue plan that I stick with.
My comprehension can be effected making it difficult to read or obtain any information that is important. I keep things organized because I can forget if I put something in the wrong place.
What is a service dog suppose to do?
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The Hayliegh Project

December 14, 2013

The Hayliegh Project

Without “The Hayliegh Project’s” quick response everything could have been very different. I had lost consciousness. Kimberly Ryan contacted my Cardiologist. She contacted the emergency techs and stayed in touch throughout the process of being admitted and preparing me for surgery. As this all happened so quickly, in just a matter of days.

“The Hayliegh Project” advocated for me while I was recovering in the hospital. Kim followed me through the process in my recovery because I had to stay in the hospital for weeks. Kimberly Ryan came to support and advised me in many ways by taking in all of my concerns such as; following my surgery, where will I rehabilitate, bringing my personal things that I needed. Because “The Hayliegh Project” knows the laws and steps necessary to insure the patient gets what they need before being released from the hospital. .

Now I want to say that Chloe was also an important part of my recovery. Unknowingly Chloe, service dog in training (Cocker Spaniel) came with my advocate to bring the things that I needed, to visit and give me moral support. Chloe curled up in my arms for at least an hour. The minute I saw her long floppy ears and sweet face I felt better. Having her with me for the time was healing. Her service dog had the ability to calm me down and that made me feel as though I would be okay.

I am home now and the recovery continues. “The Hayliegh Project” is there for me still and will be participating in interviews necessary for additional assistance I will need.

Without “The Hayliegh Project” I would have been lost, depressed and my recovery would have suffered. “The Hayliegh Project” made a big difference in the best way.

I am a disabled person who looks health and / yet I have many hidden health issues.

Grateful,
J.R.

Chloe’s World

August 25, 2013

DSCF3034hmmmm what is swimming!?

In her clothes

In her clothes

Chloe suited up as we had two doctor appointments and at Luan’s she watched the fish swim. 


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