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Jeremy was walking out to the car with the kids tonight when Deeds took a tumble and fell face first on the driveway. When he got inside to me he was covered in blood and after cleaning off most of his face I realized the front four teeth were shoved up into his gums so it looked like he was teething. He was screaming and bleeding so badly we took him right into the ER. Now I know that the ER really can’t do anything about teeth. They told us to follow-up with a pediatric dentist tomorrow to make sure he didn’t damage the adult teeth since the baby ones went so far up. They also told us that they would probably just “drop back down.”
Magpie was FANTASTIC at the ER. Deeds was so calm and she just laid down on the bed with him and he calmed right down. Made this mommy a happy camper that she was able to make him comfortable.
We missed the first part of the news story on TV but we had set it to record so we caught it after all the commotion and then watched the second segment. We can’t embed the video’s on this blog but here are the links for those of you that might have missed it, or the many of you that are out-of-state.
Thank you all again. I’m so glad you get to see Magpie in action. So many of you have been with us since day one a year ago and helped us every step of the way. We feel like you are all family and we are eternally grateful for your love.
This morning we had a reporter and cameraman spend some time with us for a story Fox 13 is running next Thursday at 9pm about Deeds and Magpie. Since we just got home our house was a disaster. I feel like we just had our 3rd child and I’m slow to adapt. Thank goodness Jeremy helped pick up last night before they came to film and then mom came before they got here to help. Deeds was an angel and LOVED the reporter.
We ran to the store with the camera to get Magpie in action for the story. She even did a small track in the store and found Deeds with no problem once she caught his scent. First time we’ve practiced in a store out here and it was on camera so I was a bit worried. I didn’t prepare to be interviewed (or I might have at least put on make-up) and thought they would just be filming Deeds and Magpie. Hopefully I answered all their questions without sounding too flustered.
After that Deeds had a doctor appointment and then his social therapy. Magpie did fantastic all day with the excitement and new environments and I am thrilled because I was a frazzled mama. I’m sorry I didn’t take any pictures today, every chance I’ve gotten homework has been happening so I didn’t think about taking any till I just sat down to blog. I’ll throw in an old pic of my little man just because I think most blog posts are more exciting with a picture.
Today is Autism Sunday. It is the international day of prayer for Autism and Asperger Syndrome . It is the perfect day to get a call from my cousin letting me know Deeds was on the front page of the news paper! I haven’t gone out and gotten a copy yet but we did read it online, you can too, just go HERE. The picture they got of him coloring was so cute. He was trying to ignore the camera man but kept looking at him out of the corner of his eye.
We are really praying this will help give us a boost for his fundraising. We have some exciting things in the works and I will be keeping you all posted. A huge thanks to our friends over at Living with Logan, amazing family, and wonderful supporters of Deeds.
The Daily Herald ran a story on Deeds on Christmas Eve. He was really excited to see himself on the front page with his trusty iPod. He asked to see the picture over and over again. Good thing we got more than one copy. I think I’ll laminate it for him and let him keep a copy in his room. He keeps asking to see if Drew, the photographer, is going to come “take pictures of JD hanging”. He got a real kick out of the whole process and I’m so glad he was happy about it and it was not a nightmare. It could have gone either way.
Thanks again to all that helped with our initial fundraising for 4 Paws. I’m sure you have noticed the original goal on his little thermometer has been reset to $5,000. We believe that is roughly what it will cost for all of us to attend that 2 week training in Ohio that is required for the service dog. This includes flights, food, hotel, and rental car. We plan to do a “Dash 4 Deeds” 5k run in the spring to help raise the funds and a motorcycle club has offered to do a ride for Deeds also. It’s touching the help we are still getting, Mommy is SO THANKFUL!
We have set up a custodial account for JD and there is a paypal account you can now use to donate, email@example.com. It’s linked to his Dog 4 Deeds logo on the side of this blog. These donations are no longer tax-deductible since they would be going to him and not 4 Paws, but we would sure appreciate all the help we can get.
Hopefully we can find out what training class JD will be in for his dog in the next couple weeks. If you have any other great fund-raising ideas in the meantime please pass them along. It’s a bit daunting to think we are back fund-raising some more. We just keep reminding our selves that it’s all for Deeds and he is SO WORTH IT!