The Power of a Pet
Did you know that pets can be great therapy animals? Caleb was involved in an accident that left him with a Tumor Brain Injury and also broke his femur, arms and knees. This was a tragic moment for the family. The situation was so severe that no one would tell for sure if he would survive. The progress of Caleb’s recovery was so minute that a wave of despair fell on the family. Bringing his pet dog into the room marked the turning point in Caleb’s healing process. The presence of the dog made him more alert and motivated to move his body to throw a ball for the dog to get, feed the dog or just cuddle. Having the dog around also changed the environment from that of the hospital to that of a play area. This helped Caleb to forget that he was on therapy and focus more on playing. This played a major role in his healing.
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