I'm so sorry to hear about your husband
I hope he pulls through at godspeed! I know it had to brighten his day to see Chico
Dogs have an AMAZING effect on healing the body and soul.
Gucci had a therapy day, too. (No, she's not certified, but I have connections
) I work with a small group of women and volunteer with Operation Smile and we make blankets, robes, teddy bears, etc. for the local Children's Hospital. On my turn to 'deliver', I decided to bring Gucci up there with me and she was only about 3 months old at the time. I remember one little boy with cancer, she would not stop lovin' on him and giving him kisses. It was so wonderful to see that smile and hear that giggle.
I've spent a great portion of my life in a hospital. As of last count, my son has had 17 surgeries and I know what its like to sleep on that little 'guest' sofabed and worry and wait and pray.
I know how hard it is for you both and my thoughts and prayers will be with you!
I bet Chico cheered your husband up more then 'real' food! I think you should sneak Cali in there
They may let you, it wouldn't hurt to ask.