From Facebook: Trained Dog Saves a Life with Technology
“This is a picture of a Jedi (the dog) saving his boy.”
His boy is named Luke.
Luke has Type 1 Diabetes.
And the other day Jedi saved Luke's life.
It's a great story.
A story that will make your Sunday morning a little brighter.
A story story about why dogs really are man’s best friend.
Luke's family got Jedi as a puppy.
They trained him to become a diabetic alert dog.
And that paid off big time the other day when everyone was asleep.
Here’s what Luke’s family posted on Facebook:
This may just look like a dog, a sleeping boy and a number on a screen, but this, this moment right here is so much more.
This is a picture of Jedi saving his boy.
5 minutes before I took this picture we were all asleep.
No alarms were going off, no one was checking blood, no one was thinking about diabetes, and it's in those moments when our guards are down, when we are just living life, when we let our minds drift from diabetes, that it has the upper hand-and things can get scary very fast... but thankfully we have a Jedi.
Jedi jumped off the bed, then back on again, though I felt him do this I didn't wake up.
Then Jedi laid on me.
I woke up.
I got out of bed.
Luke's CGM said he was 100 steady.
So I told Jedi we would watch and see, he bowed again (Bowing is his low alert).
I told him to get up on the bed.
He held his ground and didn't budge.
Then I knew he meant business and the sleepy fog started to wear off and I began to think clearer.
I suddenly was fully awake and I knew there was an issue.
I tested and got this.
57 is way too low.
And by Jedi's behavior I guarantee Luke was dropping fast.
Luke was lying right next to me, just inches from me, and without Jedi I would have no idea of what was happening to him.
He has never woken up on his own for a low in over 4 and ½ years.
We are his safety net, he goes to bed every night and although he doesn't know it he relies 100% on us to keep him safe overnight.
That's why we check him overnight every night, and we have every tool, every monitor, and have spent everyday of the last 3 years training Jedi to alert to highs and lows, because type 1 diabetes is relentless and we need as much help as we can get.
This is a picture of a Jedi saving his boy.
Amid a disease that does everything in its power to make life so much harder, this is a picture of loyalty and love and perseverance.
A reminder that we will not let diabetes win, that we will never give up, and that we will always fight for our children.