I have had a weird illness over the past month or so and we’re still trying to figure out what it is. I have had a lot of weird symptoms and have been to the ER and an extended hospital visit. However, we are working with doctors to figure out what is wrong. Makiko has been great during all of it. She spent many nights with me in the hospital and just sat at my feet on the hospital bed and didn’t bother the nurses or the doctors. There was a wide range of reactions to Makiko, some really really wanted to pet her whereas some were deathly afraid of her. I had one nurse that didn’t even want to come in the room and slowly worked herself up to coming into the room but made wide clearances. One time Makiko moved and she ran out of the room. Poor lady. I had another respiratory therapist that came in the middle of the night and Makiko was laying more close to my chest and the therapist was also afraid of dogs. I offered to move Makiko but she said no, it was okay. She worked through her fear and came within inches of Makiko’s mouth. I was really proud of her. However, most everybody was okay and really loved having her there. We had one nurse who was PHENOMENAL and would come in to take Makiko and I outside every couple of hours to let her relieve. It was much appreciated. I am very glad to be out of the hospital and back to working Makiko and getting back to our daily routine. We are on vacation so we are taking it a little easy which is nice. 🙂 I am hoping to figure out this weird illness soon.
Jessica N and Makiko
Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs. View all posts by Jessica N and Makiko