The coronavirus pandemic greatly impacted the world. It affected people from different walks of life. But, because they are on the frontline against this battle, the medical professionals are hardly hit by this crisis.
Such is the case for Dr. Susan Ryan, an ER doctor at Rose Medical Center in Denver. She usually experiences weariness after working at the ER. And, when she feels exhausted, she turns to her yellow labrador named Wynn for comfort.
In the photo above, which garnered thousands of likes on an Instagram post by Ryan, she sat with Wynn after an exhausting shift at the ER. She said she finished washing up after handling a patient, and then she saw Wynn walked into the room. She then requested some quality time to spend with Wynn.
Wynn enjoys the custody of Dr. Susan for over a year now. She goes to the hospital from time to time with Dr. Susan. Wynn trains to be an assistance dog for kids and adults with disabilities under Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a non-profit organization.
Even before the pandemic, Wynn already brought a ray of sunshine to the medical personnel of Rose Medical Center. During this pandemic, she is on-call for medical staff who need to destress before returning to their jobs. They also created a place for Wynn to stay, complete with meditation music and a calming ambiance so hospital employees can visit her when they need to feel some puppy love.
For safety reasons, all of Wynn’s visitors thoroughly wash up first before seeing her. They also make sure that they follow proper health protocols, such as social distancing, all the time. Soon, when Wynn is already old enough, about 22 months, she will be sent to attend a professional training program. Afterward, she will be able to help more people in need as an assistance dog.
Photo Credits to Dr. Susan Ryan via Instagram.