Autism Assistant Dog Never Leaves His Master’s Side, Even In Hospital

Where James Isaac goes, Mahe follows. The 9 years old Wellington boy is autistic and relies on his black labrador to keep him safe and calm. James can’t speak and recoils from touch and eye contact with his family. For children with autism, the planet are often a confusing place. So when something comes into an autistic child’s life which will help them add up of things, they’re getting to want to stay it accessible .

James needed to be hospitalised and needed to do and MRI after his was diagnosed with seizures. It was an amazing thing from the Wellington Children hospital to allow Mahe to join James at his room as he underwent his MRI scan.

As always, Mahe remained devoted while he kept James safe, nuzzling the boy’s face as he was being anesthetize .

“He was just watching James, and searching really worried,” James’s mom, Michelle James, told Stuff.co.nz.

And while Mahe proved to be a useful help at the hospital, Michelle James says that the dog has been equally important throughout joining the family two and a half years ago.

“There is such a magic that happens between a toddler with autism and therefore the dogs, they only calm the youngsters down,” Wendy Isaacs, who works for the trust, told Stuff.co.nz. “The kids will maintain eye contact with the dog, but often not with their own parents and siblings.”

Watch the video below for more information about James & Mahe’s story:

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