POTS is diagnosed only when orthostatic hypotension is ruled out and when there is no acute dehydration or blood loss.
I’m wondering if there are some ways Peggy might be able to help me manage my symptoms. She’s shown some interest in my elevated heart rate once I’m already lying down, but doesn’t seem to notice it when I’m standing (which is when I could really use an alert).
Just putting this out there in case any current Poodle Forum members (or folks who are just googling “POTS service dog”) have any insights on training POTS-specific tasks to a poodle.
My one concern would be making her more protective of me than she already is. That’s not something I want.
I have puzzled and puzzled about your unique needs for a service dog-and now must be at a dead end on how to alert you. I so wish that I had some advice. Hopefully one of our certified trainers(Click N Treat and Lily cd re) might have some ideas.
Of course Peggy was upset.She was probably scared for you. Medical issues are so far from norm. Peggy picked up on that. Think she could alert you with some training. You will have to figure out what is best for both of you. Sorry your illness is popping up again. Sending ((HUGS)) your way.