Tuesday, March 26, 2013

How you can help

Many people have asked if there was any way they can help.  Yes.  Nathan has many medical bills that have piled up in the last 3 years.  He has been to the hospital multiple times and just the normal Dr. visits and medicine has become a huge strain on our family.  If anyone would like to donate towards Nathan's medical bill you can by hitting the donation button on the right.  We are so grateful for the love and support that has been shown to our family.  Thank you again for all that you do.  The Hatch Family

Friday, March 22, 2013

Together Forever!

This pair is already inseparable! What a wonderful sight to see. LOVE!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

1st Day of School...Big Assembly!

Nathan, Sunny, and Ed Peeples waiting for the bus on Sunny's first day at school. Last year Nathan had a major seizure at school, we are hoping that with Sunny there he will have a safer experience. Today Ed Peeples and Nathan are going to put on an assembly for the school. We are then going to walk through how Nathan will care for Sunny at school. We will be doing a fire drill, going to gym, foods, his locker, the cafeteria, sitting at a desk, where to keep a water bowl for Sunny, and where to take Sunny out to use the restroom. It is a lot of information and a lot of new things for Nathan and Sunny to learn but I know they will get it. What a big day!

Here Sunny is alerting Nathan during the assembly that Nathan is low. Luckily he alerted right before they went on so we got juice into Nathan and knew that Nathan would do just fine. I am sure the kids got a kick out of see a live alert and the teachers then could know exactly what to expect. I thought Nathan, Sunny, and Ed did great during the assembly. Ed was able to explain what a service dog is, how he will help Nathan, and what the rules are for the kids regarding Sunny.

You can only see a small part of the gym in this picture but the kids filled the whole place up. The assemble was for 900 kids and all of the staff. Way to go Nathan, Sunny, and Ed!
Nathan and Sunny in class together!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Here are my 3 little ones all tuckered out and asleep. My Mommy heart is filled with peace.

Night Time Training

One of the most important times for Sunny to work is when Nathan is asleep. At nighttime Nathan's blood sugar can drop quickly without anyone being aware. I check Nathan's blood sugar often through out the night. One of my biggest fears is to go in his room and find him in a seizure, unresponsive, or dead. Sunny will be a huge part in keeping Nathan safe by alerting Nathan and waking him up when his blood sugar goes too high or low at night. We also attach a bell to his collar so that I will be able to hear Sunny and come help. This takes a huge burden from my shoulders. Here we are practicing Sunny's night time alerts. Good Boy Sunny!

Shopping Time!

Shopping Time, always a good time. Nathan took Sunny to the store for the first time. He got to help pick out supplies for Sunny. Nathan also had the chance to practice obedience training with Sunny. Nathan learned how to get Sunny to heal, sit, lay down, stay, come, and so on. We were really proud when another dog started barking and lunging at us and Sunny just stood quietly by Nathan's side. I know that Sunny is 100% ready to go with Nathan every where.