I love my little dog, Puzzle. She is a healing dog. I had heard that dogs are healers but had never really thought I’d be so blessed, but she continues to amaze me.
A year ago tomorrow she got her papers to become my service animal. I had thought her role would be more like “psychiatric service dog” but in fact, what she’s been doing for me lately has been helping many of my body’s systems as well. Actually, I need her right now so much and I am so happy that she is laying beside me and I beside her.
She healed what’s known as “slowed peristalsis” that I had had for a long time. This was maybe a year ago. It came as a pleasant surprise and this stomach ailment that in fact can go on for years immediately stopped. Slowed peristalsis, in my case, happened because I didn’t eat enough.
She proved herself amazing time after time. I think three times she let me know that I was seriously dehydrated. She detected it in me and gave me a signal. The first time, I had no clue what the signal meant and I ignored it. I fainted a day later in the bathroom. But after that, when she signaled me that I was dehydrated, I took action.
Generally, she knows what to do and how she can best help me. Now, I have to spend so much time in reclined position that I must say, having her beside me has given us both a chance at having contact through touch that we’d normally not have. This dog is a blessing.
She has helped me with the edema I have had. I still have it and it’s bad, but it’s rather amazing that she has at least helped to reduce it. I had it from my bra line down. Puzzle certainly helps it. By choice she lies across my thighs to reduce the edema in that area. She sometimes lies with just her head across my thighs instead of her whole body.
Last night I awoke and found her pawing at me at an area she’s never paid attention to before. Oh, I’m sure she has but this was so noticeable and obvious to me that I’ve decided I need to ask when this part of me will be checked again for any problems.
What a blessing to have my Puzzle in my life. I wish I could snap a photo for you but she’s busy right now doing something incredible. She’s helping me.
Have a nice day and love your animal friend.