A dog is always a blessing to have around the house. They are loving and loyal friends, and they can even save your life. We’ve heard stories about dogs protecting their owners or warning them of danger.
Now, a woman is calling her dog a hero because he saved the life of her baby by letting the parents know when the baby stopped breathing.
Kelly Andrew has a Boston terrier named Henry. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Recently, the dog started acting up in the middle of the night. It kept getting into their room and waking up Kelly’s baby.
Kelly says she was “sick and tired” of how her dog was acting, especially since her baby was sick.
Then, though, she saw that her baby wasn’t breathing.
Her daughter was taken to the hospital, and Kelly realized that Henry wasn’t making a fuss; he was just trying to save the baby’s life.
The dog had a gut feeling that something was wrong. Henry probably saved the child’s life by keeping her awake and getting the parents to call for help so she could get medical help before it was too late.
Kelly wrote on Twitter, “I don’t know what would have happened if he hadn’t woken her up.” “We don’t deserve dogs.”
The baby spent the night at the hospital and is now “doing much better,” according to the mother.
Kelly also says that her brave dog Henry, who is afraid of the dark, “held the fort all night”
She also thanked the emergency room staff at Connecticut Children’s Hospital for saving her daughter’s life.
But when the story went viral, it was good dog Henry who got a lot of attention. People were amazed by the dog’s instincts, and some even told similar stories about their own dogs to show how life-saving dogs can be, even when they act like bad dogs.
“It took us a long time to figure out why my service dog kept going into my parents’ room at night and sniffing my dad’s face and nipping him over and over again,” said one woman. “They always tried to push her away, but she kept coming back. As soon as he got his pacemaker, she stopped.”
I’m sick all the time. “I’ve been to the hospital many times because one of my dogs started sniffing and focusing on a body part, letting me know something was wrong,” wrote another. “Dogs are heroes!”