Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sitka Answers Dog Therapy Question
Leslie and Otto asked:
"May I ask, does Mom ever get nervous about going to a psychiatric hospital? Have you ever had a bad experience with a patient?"
On our first visit, Dad was nervous, but Mom was not. My Mom has a bit of a medical background and knew what to expect. Dad had never been exposed to psychiatric patients and was unsure. It has been a "huge" learning experience for Dad, but he enjoys going with us.
We have not had a bad experience. However, Mom is constantly watching the patients for reactions. The patients we see time and time again may act different on each. It depends on how they are doing that day.
Not all Mom's and Dad's are comfortable in this setting. Thankfully, my parents follow GOD's lead.
Woofs and Wags,