After Andy Szasz fell ill with pneumonia over the winter, he was rushed to hospital and placed into an induced coma the next day when he stopped breathing. Doctors at Southampton General Hospital in England estimated he would be in a coma for at least a week, but they were surprised when he woke up after just four days thanks to his dog, Teddy.
Andy’s wife, Estelle, brought the 4-year-old rescued schnauzer-poodle mix to the hospital to visit Andy and aid with his recovery. And Teddy certainly did that. For helping his dad wake up, Teddy was recently recognized by the U.K.’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), the same organization Andy adopted him from.
“Ted is such a remarkable little dog in many ways,” Andy said. “He’s clever, loving, loyal, funny and a right little character.”
Dogs are certainly great motivators in healing people from all kinds of situations and health issues!
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