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    When my daughter was in preschool . She had a health thing . The doctors were still figuring it out . It was tough and scary. So I paryed a lot for help I was so overwhelmed.

    Then our dog taught himself to tell us in advance of her having a seizure. He was named Duke ( 1/2 dobie , 1/2 black lab ) ..he would cause her to lie down sonshd not hit her head. He'd comfort her afterward. He'd get me or use a special bark if I was in another room. This meant I was not as overwhelmed as before not a scared I didn't feel so alone. I had help

    when he got older he taught our next dog, Jasper, ( 1/2 golden retriever, 1/2 yellow lab) to do the same . Then when Jasper aged and we got a puppy . Jasper taught the new puppy the same. The new puppy is king ( 1/2 Aussie cattle dog 1/2 black lab ).

    King is now age 12 , and teaching our younger dog the same skill. The new dog is Milo he is Pyrenees x St. Bernard x white lab .
    Milo is able to do the same skill. My daughter is 29 years old and can't remember when she didn't have a seizure warning and support dog.


    It is such a blessing that this has happened. My daughter has independence . Praise God.
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    Default Re: God blessed our family with a service dog for my daughter

    Dogs can't teach each other how to detect seizures in people. Some scientists say the dog can sense a difference in the electromagnetic frequency of the person's body just before they go into a seizure. I've had seizures since age 5, and my neighbor's rottie could tell when I was about to have a seizure. She'd nudge me into a chair or sofa.. LOL

    I have no warning when mine hit me. It's just BAM and down I go.. Your daughter is lucky to have a good support dog.
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    Default Re: God blessed our family with a service dog for my daughter

    thank you both for sharing such a beautiful, spiritual thing! 'hugs'...
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    I wouldn't say having seizures is beautiful OR spiritual.. lol


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    thank you both for sharing such a beautiful, spiritual thing! 'hugs'...
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    Default Re: God blessed our family with a service dog for my daughter

    Blue,

    was referring how Jesus uses animals to save lives...to me this is a great, spiritual, blessing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldethennew View Post
    Blue,

    was referring how Jesus uses animals to save lives...to me this is a great, spiritual, blessing...

    From saunter here : we'll see I believe that as well, old then new , . I guess this is a testify. Huh? A great spiritual gift that
    god answered my prayers. I prayed for help . GOd sent help. He did not cure her as I'd hoped . GOd sent help thru our dog Duke ( dobie x husky neutered male 100 USA pounds)

    And I don't care if some reader doesn't believe me in any way that's not the point of this letter. The point is I'm telling testify a blessing in my life from God. That is the point .

    When daughter was in pre school I was so distraught as any mom would be. She had a strange thing that doctors had not figured out yet . She had it since birth but doctors said she'd outgrow it and not to worry. It became more noticeable when she began to walk when she fell she'd hit her head and get a concussion and go to ER. I watched her all the time trying to catch her so she'd not hit her head. At this time my favorite bible verse is the one that is also a song " his eye is on the sparrow so I know he watches over me ". I sang it a lot , now it's my second favorite bible vers .

    I felt upset and overwhelmed I prayed a lot for help. I was scared . My whole family and friends and my church and my aunt the minister had a prayer group going. It took YEARS for doctors to figure it out. During those years it was difficult to wait for news.

    It was in that stage that our dog Duke began being able to DETECT IN ADVANCE. the we didn't know what was happening to her. ( later we learned it was epilepsy seizures , it took several YEARS to learn this ). In advance of the seizure Duke would pat the front of her knees with his fore head until she sat on the floor .

    Then he would reward her doing so by acting pleased he would lick her wrists and push his head under her hands to be pet. And he'd make happy whimpers and wag his tail . So she thought it was a game. She say " mama Duke told me to sit down , isn't that funny" She'd say good dog a lot . I'd say good dog a lot

    When she got older she would say of the after seizure state my brain needs to reboot referring to this confused needs rest time. When older She'd say of the early time when dog WARNED HER IN ADVANCE she'd say name of dog says I'm about to log out. After a seizure she says I must have logged out. I'll need to reboot. By which she means sleep. Kids in the block were used to this treated her normal she had independence. GOd did this for her see

    Then hed want her to lie diwn hed pat her shoulder with his forehead . When she did he'd reward her the same way she also thought this was a game. Then Duke would lie on her shins so she'd not try to get up and also to reward her he'd continue the happiness whimpers and tail wagging . We'd both say good dog. See, she'd not hit her head in a fall. Hitting her head a lot got her in the emergency room with a concussion see.

    Then after a few minutes she'd have a seizure . He'd move back and sit facing away from her . He'd act alert and look seriously in all directions while sniffing deeply and he'd sit very stiffly. I'd say good dog.

    After the seizure , which she had no idea she'd had, she talk to me afterward, I feel icky, . I feel tired I feel sleepy . Mama my head hurts. Then Duke would lick her wrist and ask to be pet. He'd make humming sounds and burble sounds. Duke would vocalize as huskies often do. High pitched ya ya la ya . He'd lie close to her . We'd both say good dog.

    Id put her to bed to sleep off the after seizure effect. He'd sleep in her bed and I'd say good dog. She'd say good dog and cuddle him.

    If i was not in the room Duke would make a high pitch bark that he used for no other reason to summon me if she was going to have or had a seizure. I could relax and be in another room I did not think I had to watch her every minute to prevent her hitting her head in a fall.

    later she got older she could be in the fenced yard with Duke. I'd go inside . I felt safe I did not need to watch her every minute and she had independence due to god blessed us with Duke.

    Im trying to explain the God bit in all this the awareness that altho God didn't cure her he provided thru Gods providence the help needed so I felt ok I didn't have to watch her every minute. I felt she had help and was safe. She. Had independence .

    when older she'd leave the yard to play with other kids in the neighborhood with at first Duke then later dogs 2,3,4, - Jasper, Caesar , king . The dogs would warn her in advance she'd go to the side away and do the whole sieURE Then dog would act as I said.


    By that time she had RX so it was less often altho RX did not totally prevent . She'd get herself home or I'd hear the bark or a kid would come to the door and say come on it happened again. Kids got used to it . Gave her confidence to leave the yard that if it happened she'd have help and be ok. She was still able to be a just regular kid as she grew up.

    Dogs didnt go to school they handled it without dogs help.
    daughter is now 29 years old attends an adult day center where she is a client. Dog does not go with her to adult center. The staff copes with that .

    Each dog was role model taught by older dog and me to do the same as Duke. How do I explain the awareness of the incredible gift from God that each older dog taught by role model each younger dog how to do the same. The blessing how do I explain ? Hey I know will readers give bible verses or Christian praise words ? Please.

    We are on our 5th dog that was taught by our older dog king. King role modeled and I'd good dog reward with my petting thru the teaching process. . As each dog aged he would teach a young dog the skill and so on to dog number 5 . Dog number 5 is Milo. ( he is pyrenee x St. Bernard x white lab neutered 75 USA pounds age three in December if 2017 ) Milo goes with daughter and i into the mall and dog park and stores and other places. It gives her independence .

    Milo also helps her in the home and in the yard. Daughter and I live together. If I go to basement laundry . If she needs help Milo will do the special bark. And if daughter says ma ma he will go to me and insist I go to her and I do. Older dog , king, watches and rewards Milo with tail waggin and happy whimpers and face licking . As well as role modeling. I say good dog. See.
    This is my story my telling my testify GOd acted in our lives and we are grateful praise God . SING.


    maybe theres a bible verse. That applies to this . If so let me know. My favorite bible verse right now is " mighty hero, the Lord is with you. " NLT in th Gideon's section of bible. I try to be a mighty hero when I don't feel heroic . I mean Gideon did not feel heroic either. Because this experience has required me to be HERIOC. At time when I was so scared I did not feel heroic at all. I'm not telling this story not to Bragg, it's to let people know hard things can happen and god is with us .
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_ladybug View Post
    I wouldn't say having seizures is beautiful OR spiritual.. lol
    Having seizures is not beautiful or spiritual. The good bit is that I was afraid and I prayed and the dog taught himself and then taught himself to inform in advance of seizure to warn her so she'd not fall and hit her head. GOd s providence praise God. See
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    Thank you Miri blue lady bug and 3 others for understanding. Praise god
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    Default Re: God blessed our family with a service dog for my daughter

    Can you guys help me can you think of bible verse poems or other spiritual things that go with this story ?

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    Oh I get it LOL. Ha ha

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    Dogs teach each other thru the natural interest that younger dogs have to copy or role model the actions of the older dog . I this is instinctive. I note when this happens and reward this copying and say good dog a lot. See. I'm sorry you've no warning of seizures I know how hard that can be. Praying helps us .
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    Default Re: God blessed our family with a service dog for my daughter

    Oh I forgot when kids noticed Duke or dogs 2,3,4, acting stiff and looking all around. They said he's on guard duty and they'd pet him and say good dog . It's hard to explain
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