Skip to comments.Feline 999: The...cat who can sense when her [owner's] heart is about to stop and raises the alarm
Posted on 12/01/2012 12:04:44 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
A schoolgirl who suffers from a potentially deadly heart condition believes her beloved pet cat is responsible for saving her life.
Maria Gillon, 13, suffers dozens of crippling chest pain attacks which stop her moving or talking due to ventricular tachycardia, which more than doubles her heart rate.
She is often at risk of her heart stopping and is particularly vulnerable while sleeping in her room alone at night.
But Maria and her family are convinced her life has been saved several times by her black cat Perla, who recognises her attacks and nibbles the toes of her mother Adele, who jumps into action and calls 999.
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FYI, 999 is the UK equivalent of 911.
Who needs a cardiologist when you already have a catiologist?
I’d have a catiologist any day too!
Think of the money you’ll save on CAT scans!
WHY doesn’t she have a pacemaker or Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)?!!! Oh wait - It’s the NHS. Kitties are much cheaper. Just some crunchies and a litter box.
I have sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine at home.
During a recent overnight visit to my brother’s cabin, I didn’t bring the CPAP.
Shortly after falling asleep on the couch, one of his dogs started barking and ran downstairs, jumped up on me and started “nosing” my chin.
This happened again when I dosed off a bit later.
Based on the results of my “sleep study”, I’m sure that I’d simply stopped breathing for a minute or more, and the dogs were alert to it.
During the study, this would happen up to 15 times per hour.
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