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Iditarod Dog Saved With Mouth-To-Snout CPR
KETV ^ | 8/10/12

Posted on 03/10/2012 10:07:22 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

An Iditarod sled dog, who collapsed navigating a steep section of Alaska's Dalzell Gorge, was saved by his racer-owner thanks to some mouth-to-snout CPR.

Scott "Mushing Mortician" Janssen, 51, told the Anchorage Daily News that the 9-year-old husky, named Marshall, was pulling hard at the sled and then fell to the ground.

"I know what death looks like, and he was gone. Nobody home," the Anchorage funeral home owner told the newspaper.

According to the publication, Janssen saw that the husky stopped breathing, so he started CPR by putting his mouth over the dog's snout, breathing air into his lungs and compressing his chest.

"I'm like 'C'mon dude, please come back.' And he did," Janssen said.

Janssen told the newspaper that Marshall was carried in the sled for the next 32 miles until the team reached the Rohn checkpoint. He was treated by a veterinarian, given an IV and was prepped to be flown back to Anchorage.

"He's doing just fine. He's still at the checkpoint, and they're flying him back home today," Janssen said.

Read more: http://www.ketv.com/sports/30635696/detail.html#ixzz1omlTIVoo

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Good dog!
1 posted on 03/10/2012 10:07:28 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ping!


2 posted on 03/10/2012 10:09:45 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

3 posted on 03/10/2012 10:09:45 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Nice response time on the ping.


4 posted on 03/10/2012 10:10:21 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Very fortunate. Animal CPR works less often than on people.


5 posted on 03/10/2012 10:10:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Maybe he is really a cat and has nine lives!


6 posted on 03/10/2012 10:22:43 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I read the article. Marshall is 9-years old, a bit old to be pulling sleds in marathons. According to Scott Janssen, the dog has been in about 6 Iditarod races.

Time to find Marshall a nice soft bed in front of a fireplace, the better to mush in his dreams.


7 posted on 03/10/2012 10:28:17 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I started a puppy that way once...


8 posted on 03/10/2012 10:33:16 PM PST by null and void (Day 1145 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cool !


9 posted on 03/10/2012 10:33:37 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Secret Agent Man

And people CPR doesn’t work that often.


10 posted on 03/10/2012 10:37:18 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Damn good disguise.


11 posted on 03/10/2012 10:43:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: null and void

Beats jumper cables.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 10:43:58 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SatinDoll
Time to find Marshall a nice soft bed in front of a fireplace, the better to mush in his dreams.

Sounds like that's the plan.

13 posted on 03/10/2012 10:45:22 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I had a nursing instructor back in about 1982 who had been an ICU nurse. She saved her Dalmatian with mouth-to-snout resuscitation. I saved our family’s choking Cocker Spaniel with the Heimlich maneuver a few years earlier. I think my instructor and I probably both thought that if it works with humans, might as well give it a try.


14 posted on 03/10/2012 11:27:46 PM PST by pops88 (Geek chick over 50)
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To: null and void

I performed the Heimlich maneuver on an unconscious cat once and saved it, and I HATE cats. A fur ball popped out of it’s airway!


15 posted on 03/10/2012 11:34:10 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: pops88

Can’t make things worse.


16 posted on 03/10/2012 11:34:19 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Re: “And people CPR doesn’t work that often.”

Just a few days ago I read a stunning statistic.

Only 7% of people who receive CPR after cardiac arrest are alive one year later.

I had no idea.

17 posted on 03/11/2012 1:59:44 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

IIRC, that may be the number for “alive and unimpaired”; i.e., who haven’t suffered brain damage while their hearts were stopped, but yes, the number of people who are brought back by CPR and/or a full code is a lot less than you’d believe from TV and the movies.

Don’t get me wrong - 7% beats 0%, which is what you’d have with no CPR. Still, it’s no magic wand.


18 posted on 03/11/2012 3:43:47 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows

I luv deez goggies!


19 posted on 03/11/2012 7:30:42 AM PDT by Monkey Face (If you think health care is expensive now, wait til it's free.)
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To: SatinDoll
Time to find Marshall a nice soft bed in front of a fireplace, the better to mush in his dreams.

Absolutely! I don't have that chart in front of me but being nine years old and a large dog, I imagine that he is in his 80s. Too old to be pulling a sled.

20 posted on 03/11/2012 7:53:30 AM PDT by OldPossum (ou)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Good dog!

Good owner, to do that for his pup, carry the dog for 32 miles, then pay to have him flown back to Anchorage. We love our dog-friends.

21 posted on 03/11/2012 7:59:08 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Monkey Face

Mee two!


22 posted on 03/11/2012 8:13:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ottbmare

That we do.


23 posted on 03/11/2012 8:14:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: OldPossum

Try telling that to the dog.

We have a 12-year-old Akita Inu. He has bad rear knees. We try to keep him from injuring himself.

This past winter, he found some coyotes who had killed a deer. He took the deer away from the coyotes and then dragged it home, about 1/8 of a mile. He did this by positioning himself in front of the deer, latching on to it with his teeth, setting his rear legs and heaving it toward him. He was so proud of himself! He came in, tail high and insisted we come out to look at his accomplishment.

They are just hardwired to be working dogs.


24 posted on 03/11/2012 8:18:44 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Slings and Arrows

:o])


25 posted on 03/11/2012 8:28:18 AM PDT by Monkey Face (If you think health care is expensive now, wait til it's free.)
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To: reformedliberal

Yes, I know that. But note that the story says the dog collapsed. That tells me that the dog’s will might be there but the body ain’t. The next time he collapses from exertion he won’t be brought back.


26 posted on 03/11/2012 9:42:01 AM PDT by OldPossum (ou)
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To: Slings and Arrows
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27 posted on 03/11/2012 10:37:07 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana

MUSH!


28 posted on 03/11/2012 10:44:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: OldPossum

Oh, I know!

We are afraid to give our boy anything stronger than meloxicam because if he feels too good, he will jump and run and likely tear his patellar ligament, which is already stressed. But we had a complete blood panel done last year and he is in great shape, otherwise.

It is just so hard to keep a working dog at rest.


29 posted on 03/11/2012 12:47:13 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Slings and Arrows

Never underestimate a cat!


30 posted on 03/11/2012 4:39:27 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Deimos, Misty, and Zia agree.


31 posted on 03/11/2012 4:45:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Joe 6-pack
Nice response time on the ping.

How the hell??? Joe, did you straddle DST? Or am I going the wrong way?

32 posted on 03/11/2012 4:46:02 PM PDT by acad1228 (Palin/Watts in 2012!!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s because most people don’t press hard enough.


33 posted on 03/11/2012 5:00:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: acad1228

I always freep from my TARDIS.


34 posted on 03/11/2012 7:44:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

No argument, but even when performed correctly the revive rate is about 1 in 3. Again, better than nothing, but not a magic wand.


35 posted on 03/11/2012 7:53:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m floored by that low number.

Training for my job included instruction to not attempt CPR on a tenant, a corporate decision meant to avoid liability issues. During business hours the building is packed with medical pros anyway, but those aren’t the hours I work.

Between you, me and everyone reading this (LOL) I’ve decided I’m not gonna stand over someone and coldly watch them die, but day-yum...

Saving life would be a decent consolation prize for summary firing, I guess. Death, not so much.


36 posted on 03/13/2012 6:52:39 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

If it doesn’t work, at least you’ll know that you tried. (And if the company fires you, well, I think that the press would be very interested in that little policy.)


37 posted on 03/13/2012 7:10:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

True dat. Hate dealing with ppl as a general rule tho, last thing I want is publicity. I’d better make the threat a good one on the first go, eh?


38 posted on 03/13/2012 4:26:16 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

That has to be done very delicately. Blackmail is such an ugly word...


39 posted on 03/13/2012 7:55:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Now, now, no need to be nasty! Heh...


40 posted on 03/14/2012 3:15:03 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

I am the soul of diplomacy and tact.


41 posted on 03/14/2012 6:16:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; zeestephen
I've personally done CPR on at least 65 people...maybe nearer 100. I dunno....I've never counted.

I'd say 1/2 of those make it..to another hospital room. And probably more than half of those don't make it out of the hospital.

CPR is done on thousands of people that have multiple co-morbidity's. And the odds of surviving CPR are real bad....

FWIW-

42 posted on 03/14/2012 6:30:32 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: Osage Orange; zeestephen

Sounds reasonable to me.

The only time I was involved in CPR was when I was a volunteer EMT. Trauma arrest; bagged the patient for 40 miles. You can guess the outcome.


43 posted on 03/14/2012 7:19:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Osage Orange

P.S. I take it you’re a health care professional working in hospital. No doubt field and layperson CPR would have a poorer track record.


44 posted on 03/14/2012 7:23:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That would be correct...


45 posted on 03/15/2012 8:59:19 AM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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