Dog Becomes Guardian Angel For Boy With Epilepsy
Pat Garcia | February 14, 2008 at 05:39 amby
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BOSTON (CBS) ― It was a day of making new friends at Hanscom Air Base in Massachusetts. Jacob Larwood, 10, suffers from epilepsy, and soon, a dog will help watch for seizures.
"Right now, we rely on video cameras," said Jacob's father, Sgt. Rob Larwood. "So that part's going to be easier…That we can actually have something in the room with him."
Jacob met with a golden retriever named Fay on Wednesday. Later this year, Jacob will meet a canine like Fay in Atlanta, Georgia, who will be his new companion.
You can watch Jacob Larwood's video at the link above
Jacob Larwood’s new dog won’t have to worry about getting kicked off his bed at night.
Fay, a golden retriever, will be sleeping with the epileptic 8-year-old and alert the boy’s parents if he has a seizure.
Jacob played with his new best friend yesterday at a ceremony at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. Jacob’s dad is away on active duty making the service dog even more timely.
Fay, with a difficult-to-obey “Don’t Pet Me” vest, was all Jacob’s to enjoy yesterday. But the retriever also is acting as a temporary stand-in for the dog now being trained to care specifically for Jacob.
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