Having a dog around the house is always a blessing: not only are they loving and loyal companions, but they can even save your life.
We’ve seen stories of dogs stepping up to protect their owners or alert them of danger. Now, one woman is calling her dog a hero after he helped save her baby’s life, alerting the parents in time after the child sᴛᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ breathing.
Kelly Andrew, from Boston, Massachusetts, is the owner of a Boston terrier named Henry. Recently, the dog started acting up in the middle of the night, and kept breaking into their nursery and waking Kelly’s baby.
Kelly Andrew said that she was “fed up” with her dog disturbing her sick daughter. “Last night the dog kept breaking into the nursery and waking the baby. She’s been sick, and I was getting so fed up with him,” Andrew wrote.
She was very upset with the dog’s behavior. However, she soon realised the dog was acting weird on a hunch, and realised that the infant had sᴛᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ breathing.
Thanks to the canine’s alertness, the parent could quickly rush the child to Connecticut Children’s hospital in Hartford to get emergency treatment.
“We spent the night in the hospital. I don’t know what would have happened if he hadn’t woken her. We don’t deserve dogs,” the grateful mother added while sharing the story.
Kelly first thought her baby was suffering from a head cold but in turned out she was struggling to clear her airway.
She turned blue and went rigid as she was unable to get any oxygen. Hours after the ordeal, the baby was released from hospital to recover at home.
Her husband told that the dog “definitely had a steak coming” and that they would treat him like he is “king of the castle”.
We’re so glad this baby is safe now, thanks to the quick-thinking of this heroic dog! Good boy, Henry! Share this amazing news to show how great dogs can be!