Sunday, October 9, 2011
One of those Heart Moments
Written by MY Vickie
I am not sure Bert has any idea what a Heart Dog he has become so I thought I would share this experience with you, as for him, it was a "Just Who I Am" moment.
Last week we visited a hospital on our therapy day. After lending a soft head to cuddle to anyone who wanted it who was waiting in the lobby for thier time to go into registration, Bert and I headed to the surgical unit.
We visited a few people and of course the nurses, who look forward to our visits more than anyone.
As we were preparing to leave a physical therapist came up and asked us if we would take the time to visit a little girl who was paralyzed. They had been trying all day to get her to just move her little fingers.
Bert was thrilled to go to visit the little girl. When we entered the room we saw that she was actually around 20 years old, curled on her side and only able to move her head.
Oh how her eyes lit up when she saw Bert and he immediatly went to her bedside and layed his head on the bed by her hand.
I asked her if she would like Bert to lay on the bed with her, her eyes widened and a grin came to her face as she nodded a big approval of the idea.
Bert put his front feet on the bed and I lifted his hind legs turning him so that he was in a lying position at her side.
We lifted the girls arm and placed her hand on top of Berts big foot. She grinned and Bert rested his head on her stomach looking into her eyes.
We were all so busy looking at Bert and making sure he wasn't on any tubes that it took a minute or two before one of the therapist noticed the young lady was moving her fingers gingerly over Berts foot.
Then in amazement we watched as she lifted her arm and patted him on the face. Yep, there were tears.
At this time the mother and little brother came in. WE all stood around in silence just watching the big golden dog and the innocent girl communicating in some form that we will never understand.
At the end of our visit, She signed "I Love You" to Bert.
Ah Bert, my heart dog.....thank you for being you.