- Pets and Animals
How to Save a Drowning Dog!
I can still remember the horrifying screams
My daughter yelling "Mommy!" , "Mommy!" and screaming to the top of her lungs as she was coming down the stairs. I said, "what's wrong", feeling my heart beat getting faster. She yelled, Lucky drown! My first reaction was disbelief and I immediately said, "what did, you do"...and started screaming along with her as I held his soaking wet small limp body in my arms. She would scream and then I would scream, then realizing the screaming was not going to bring him back. I told her to run and get me a towel and when she returned, I noticed he had defecated and I told my daughter "I think his gone, he's gone to heaven."
One mighty prayer...
My daughter ran outside to the car yelling NO!, NO! Let's take him to the vet and kept screaming, I told her to stop screaming and come back in the house, he was gone. Then I said, "Let mommy try to give him "mouth-to-mouth" and for her to pray to the Lord, I could hear her asking for the Lord to please save him. I laid him on the love seat and start blowing in his nose and mouth at the same time, while pumping his small chest with two fingers. I started to feel him sucking in my air and a couple of minutes, he raised his little head. HE WAS ALIVE!!! IT WAS AN AMAZING MIRACLE, I REALLY DIDN’T THINK IT WOULD WORK!!!
More Astonishment from the Vet Office, Doctor and Staff
After he raised his little head, we rushed out of the house to the Vet, racing against time, I knew they closed early on Fridays. When the staff technician asked if she could help me, I whispered (not to embarrass my daughter) that he was getting a bath and had drown to the point of defecation, so I gave him mouth-to-mouth, could he be checked. She couldn’t believe it! The first thing she asked me was if I had taken a CPR class on how to give mouth to mouth to a pet. I told her, I have never taken a CPR class on pets, or human beings, it crossed my mind to perform CPR and I just did it. The doctor examined Lucky and determined that he had ingested a lot of water, so he took an X-ray which showed his lungs were clear and all the water had been pushed down to his little stomach. The doctor was amazed at the X-ray and said most pets don't make it even after the CPR, and for us to watch him close through the night. He gave him a shot to help to him urinate the water from his system. We left the office with our blessing, miracle and what we call him "Little Luck".
This is our Little Lucky Yorkie..Alive & Well!
"I really didn't know dogs could drown"
Evidently, this happens more than people think, I really didn't know a dog could drown. Come to find out, my daughter had left him alone just for one to two minutes in very little water. So, think of your pets as you would a child, don't ever leave them in water alone! If it happens to you, try CPR, it just might work.
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