Service Dog

2013 – Dixie

Bob had multiple disabilities requiring he be in a wheelchair and on oxygen 24/7, and on dialysis every night. Because the machines disturbed Bob’s wife’s sleep, she slept in another room. On this particular night, Bob’s oxygen malfunctioned rendering him unconscious. Rather than sleeping comfortably the rest of the night next to Bob, Dixie realized there was a serious problem. Dixie immediately went to wake Bob’s wife insisting that she follow her to Bob’s room. Once his wife got to his room, Bob had already stopped breathing and had turned blue. She was able to get the oxygen back on and call 911. Bob spent a week in the hospital, but thanks to Dixie he lived for several more years.

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