Miracle as husky makes full recovery after heart stopped
Heidi the husky collapsed at home and was left unable to move as she gasped for air. By the time her owner Rachel Armstrong arrived at the vets, Heidi had no pulse and her breathing had stopped. Ms Armstrong shouted desperately for help and luckily a senior vet heard before rushing out of the clinic.
She pushed down on Heidi’s chest to try to restart her heart.
After each set, and with Heidi’s owner getting more and more distressed, there was still no heartbeat.
But determined not to give up, the vet tried again, and this time it worked, with a faint heartbeat detected.
The vet then scooped the 32kg dog up in her arms and took her into the surgery for more care.
The vets kept Heidi under observation overnight and the next morning, with Heidi’s condition slowly improving, she was transferred to a daytime vet practice for further tests before being declared well enough to go home.
And now, remarkably, 12-year-old Heidi has made a full recovery.