The heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Like this pet dog that offers some moments of relaxation to the doctors fighting their own fight against coronavirus in a US hospital.
Wayne, a helpless dog trained this time, brings joy and a few seconds of frustration to Denver's hospital medical staff. The one-year-old labrador welcomes with great care the healthcare staff who need a much needed mental break from the intensive care unit at Rose Medical Center.
Wynne is no stranger to medical staff, as she is trained by Susan Ryan, an emergency room doctor at the hospital. Ryan shared a picture of the two on Sunday. In it, the doctor wears a face mask as well as a protective helmet while sitting on the floor caressing Wayne. “I saw Wayne come back after the ride out,” Ryan told CNN. “I sat on the floor and said, 'Can I have a minute with her?'” Ryan says she had just finished out of a patient and was washing before she saw Wayne. “Seeing and hearing things you never imagined has an impact on you. That's where the dogs come in. When you caress a dog, you basically go back to that very moment. “
The pet dog helps all medical staff relax
Wayne is currently training to become a relief dog at Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit that provides free assistance dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities, according to his website.
COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: Wynn, Labrador Retriever (1 y / o), Denver, CO • “I am an Emergency Physician. I have been raising…