At the end of the day why does it matter what the dog is specifically trained to do? Just do what’s going to be the best for your patient. If that means allowing their dog to accompany them then so be it, who are we to judge whether a pet is “therapeutic” or “service” trained.
Yes, veterans do have access to programs that specifically provide dogs that aid with PTSD. (As mentioned some comfort their owner in stressful times by showing affection etc…) but what if that vet already had a dog and that dog provides him comfort in time of need? Can a “domestic” pet show affection? It sure fucking can. Are you going to deny them the right to an intervention that could possibly alleviate or lessen their problem? No. And if you do you’re a fucking moron. Do we sometimes give patients interventions they don’t NEED, but help them? Yes. So sit the fuck down and worry about real problems in EMS.
I’m so heartbroken. Paul Walker you were a god amongst men. Time for a FF marathon.
emttwinmama said: Say 5 facts about yourself. Then send this to 10 of your favorite followers <3
1) I love olives. All kinds. I just met a lady who enjoys them as much as I do. I even drink spoonfuls of the brine.
2) I am a very black or white person. Everything is one extreme or the other there is no in between with me.
3) I have some weird OCD tendencies. For example I cannot blink at people that disgust me or that I despise bc to me it’s like taking a photograph of them in my head.
4) John truly is my motivation to do better and be better in life. His love has transformed so much of the hatred I had in my heart into genuine happiness for the first time in my life.
5) The fact that I can’t partake in simple small talk with people about my family and life bc it’s so fucked up no one understands nor wants to know bothers me worse than the actual things I’ve had to go through.