Wednesday, February 22, 2012


It has been awhile since I posted. We have been crazy busy here. We finally received a call from the children's hospital and in the middle of March, Kennan will be seeing the pediatric behavioral specialist there for the first time. We understand that this hospital has a really good program for alcohol/drug exposed children. So at long last we hope we will be able to  get him some appropriate helps. We will also be seeing the pediatric dietitian that day and hope to get a better idea on how to help him successfully manage his weight. And last but not least we will see the pediatric endocrinologist again to monitor his growth and make sure his body does not release all of his growth hormones to soon, causing him to be shorter than he should be for the rest of his life. It will be a long day but we are hoping that we have finally turned a corner on some of his health care needs.
As for working towards our fundraising goal we have made it to $1,610.85. A big thank-you to all of you who have donated so far. To all of you who I know have contributed hopefully a thank-you card will be in the mail soon. And to those that have contributed but I don't have your name - a big thank you also.
As we get a fundraiser put together we will keep you posted - and thanks again for spreading the word.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

4paws and the New York Times

Last week the New York Times did a big article about 4pawsforability. The really cool thing is that this article is about the very first FASD service dog and his family. It also talks about 4paws and its founder Karen Shirk. This article is really awesome so I'm posting it hear - please take the time it is well worth it.

Hopefully it will bring some additional understanding of Kennan and his struggles as well as what kinds of things our service dog would help him with. Also take time to watch the video at the top of the article - it talks a little bit more about the training of these dogs and placement with kids!!! :)