Tuesday, March 31, 2009

How things are going....

Hannah and Koolio chillin' in her their bed
Man, will she ever stop posing like this! Hannah and Koolio

Another Hannah and Koolio

Hannah enjoying Koolio's "place", and he's enjoying her enjoying it. LOL!

Hannah likes Koolio's "place".

It's 2 am and I'm up which has been par for the course since Saturday night. On Saturday night Hannah slept in her bed in her room and that is where she has been everynight since. She is doing great. Mom, not so much. I've had her right next to me or well guarded by nanna for the few months she did sleep away from me since she was 7 mths old. I'm up checking on her and Koolio every 15 to 30 minutes. I just don't want her to need me and I not be there. SIGH! I've got to get over this though. She is loving having her own room with her own bed. So, if you think about it, pray for me. I need some sleep and I need to get over this fear.

Koolio started school last week. We did half days three days last week. Yesterday was our first all day and he did great. He had a rough morning in that he just didn't want to follow commands but he got it together and had a great finish. Hannah's teachers are doing wonderful with him so I will not be surprised if I do not drop the Kool man off at school on Monday and leave him in their capable hands.

On Saturday Koolio played outside that morning. After playing outside for a while we made a trip to Wal-mart and he and Hannah did awesome with tethering. We walked down one ailse and this man was terrifed of the dog and Koolio just walked past him totally not paying any attention to the man. The man was quite impressed with the Kool man and I think warmed up to "service dogs". LOL! After Walmart we did a practice track. I took Hannah across the field and hid in some trees. Koolio found us straight away and in a matter of minutes. It was awesome to see him do it in an unfamiliar environment and away from training.
On Sunday David and I gave Koolio a bath. It was CRAZY! Our cat got so mad at Koolio.(which has started warming up to him somewhat) I had dried him off the best I could and was getting the dryer ready when he went into our hallway and did the "shake". He slung water all over our cat! Did you ever see Bethoven the movie about a dog? The shake that dog did was about what we experienced. We were wore smack out by the time we finished drying Koolio. We're thinking it might be a good idea to budget in the groomer! LOL!

Tonight we played the seizure game and I changed up the seizure shirts and Koolio did wonderfully. He alerted to the seizure box everytime. I've got to remember to pack up the shirts so I can take them to play the game with Hannah's teachers so he'll know to alert them. I do think we are going to train him to bark in addition to pawing though. I think it will just give me some added peace of mind and Jeremy said we could do that.
I apologize for not updating y'all more. Things are just really busy. I have so much to do still and run out of time to do them very quickly. Hannah goes to the zoo with her regular ed class on Wednesday. We are going to take Koolio. I can't wait to see how she does and how he does. Lots of exciting days ahead of me! Talk to you all soon!


Lori Freeman said...

Thanks for the updates, it is fascinating to read them. I can't wait to hear about the zoo trip! :D

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your faithful updates. I'm so glad that change is good. I had to learn that change was good and to not fear it anymore. Now with my new attitude (aiding recovery), it is a growth opportunity!! Tee hee! I don't get it all the time, but now I do sometimes.Progress not perfection!
(((((cyber hugs)))))
I'm praying!!!!
Love ya,