“Ginger felt comfortable with her taking care of me.”Living on a farm and making treks to check on their horses while she’s on the job is necessary for Dan but without a companion trained to help, she worries.
“This has all been hard. I lost my dog and the worry I’ve put on my wife over the years. It’s a lot,”Dan admitted. It bothers him that Ginger worries while she’s working but knows it’s not unfounded. A service dog can be invaluable to someone like Dan. As an example, he explained one day he was going south on Highway 515 when KD alerted him he was on the verge of a seizure. By the time he got off the exit at Riverstone Parkway in Canton and pulled into a parking lot, KD was frantic. Dan called 911 and told them that KD was warning him and where he was. As he waited in the parking lot with KD in his lap comforting him, the seizure struck. Emergency personnel made the scene while he was still semi-lucid and able to gesture for them to call his wife before taking him to the hospital. In that case the seizure lasted three days. If it hadn’t been for KD’s training and his immediate action to pull to safety no one could predict what might’ve happened.