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Beanie the ChihuahuaMy chihuahua Beanie may have saved my life. On May 8th I had been suffering from the flu for a couple days straight and went to the hospital. My left arm hurt and I was losing strength in my left leg and thought I was having a stroke.

They treated me for dehydration, low oxygen, and elevated blood sugar and sent me home. My wrist was killing me and my hand was like a block of ice. I curled up in bed holding my cold hand to me and Beanie climbed under the covers like usual, but instead of going to my feet or waist as she usually does, she curled up on my hand. I was surprised but too sick to question it and I was able to fall asleep due to the comfort she provided.

Beanie the Chihuahua

The next morning I told my husband I thought my wrist was broken or something. I was wailing in pain, so he called 911. I was taken to a different hospital per my request and they discovered I had no pulse in my left hand, none at all and that I was suffering from severe blood clots.

Beanie the Chihuahua

I had a couple of emergency surgeries and was in the hospital nearly two weeks. As she is my service dog, she was able to visit. I’m not a doctor but I am betting that Beanie saved my hand and maybe my life. As it stands, I may lose some fingers but not my entire hand.Beanie is my hero.

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Tracy sharp

Sunday 24th of July 2016

My best to you and beanie. My Chi is a service dog for me. When I got him I did not intend for him to be a service dog. I suffer from severe PTSD and have violent nightmares. Chester began waking me up before the nightmares progressed and having him with me calmed me and helped me to realize I was safe and at home. I worked with him and trained him. I also suffer from severe depression and anxiety and Chester has helped me better manage my illness. The power of the love from animals is amazing and I believe have many medical applications. I know my dog has saved me, given my life purpose again, and added joy to my life. Thank you sweet baby boy.

kilosmom

Sunday 24th of July 2016

What a great dog Chester is!

Kelly Zimmerman-Frame

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

Thank you for sharing your story Susan! Me and Beanie are still hanging in there!

Susan Gonzalez

Tuesday 16th of February 2016

CONGRATS FOR YOUR BRAVE BEANIE TAKING CARE OF YOU. I PRAY U ARE WELL. ALSO THAT U AND BEANIE ARE HAPPY. IN 2O11 AT AGE 40 I HAD A HEART ATTACK. I LAY IN ICU 3 1/2 DAYS. THINKING I WASN'T GOING TO MAKE IT THRU THIS. THEN THEY MOVED ME TO THE CARDIAC UNIT. I WAS DEPRESSED & MISSED MY 2 CHIHUAHUAS FRANKIE 1 YR OLD AND SAMANTHA just 6 MONTHS. The Charge Nurse said to my husband. We don't know what to do? We given her meds for depression and mood stabilizers to get her out of this. But she has to want to LIVE. MY HUSBAND SAYS, "SHE MISSES HER 2 PUPPIES. SHE HAS NEVER BEEN WITHOUT THEM SINCE THEY HAVE COME TO US." THE NURSE LOOKS AT ME & THEN POINTS OUT THE WINDOW &TOLD HIM TO! ,"GO & GET THEM!" I WAS so happy to see them (so were all the nurses). FEW DAYS LATER I WAS RELEASED. THANK GOD AND FOR MY BABIES! I have not been back. SORRY FOR THE LONG STORY.

kilosmom

Tuesday 16th of February 2016

That's a wonderful story Susan! I wish hospitals would let our pups stay with us. We would heal so much faster.

Missy

Monday 15th of February 2016

I pray you make a full recovery and your little fur baby is a hero!! Bless his heart!

Kelly

Saturday 6th of June 2015

Thank you! I am on the mend. Due to the warmth she provided my hand it kept a tiny bit of circulation so that I should be able to keep all but a couple fingertips. It may of kept the clots from moving to my heart and lungs as well. I love her more than anything. She is two now and I've had her since she was 8 weeks, she is an awesome service dog too.