Monday, May 25, 2009
Alerting Mom to Asthma
Today, I will answer Ms. Leslie and Otto's question:
"How does Sitka alert you to having an asthma attack? Was he trained to alert?"
No, I was not trained to alert to my Mom's asthma attacks. From the time I was very young I when I sensed something was different with Mom's breathing, I would sit in front of her barking and pawing at her. It took her a while to figure out that I was trying to tell her she was getting worse. Finally, Mom put my actions together with her illness. The only time I act this way is when she is sick.
Once Mom realized I was alerting, she began to take medication immediately, upon my alert. Sense that time she has NOT had a severe attack. Some dogs sense/smell diseases and I am one of them. It is a gift from GOD. I am thankful to help others, especially my Mom.
Woofs and Wags,