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03-11-2007, 12:08 AM
Dog saved by mouth-to-snout revival

March 10, 2007

OMAHA, Neb. --Lucy was drowning and turning blue, so Randy Gurchin recalled his Air Force training on mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

It didn't matter that Lucy is a 10-month-old English bulldog, because he and Lucy are "best buddies."

"Once you get a pet, it's truly part of your family," he said. "You just tend to do whatever it takes to save their life."

Lucy had jumped into a partly frozen lake in pursuit of ducks and geese, but the water was too cold for her.

When Gurchin edged onto the ice and pulled Lucy out of the water, she was unresponsive and her face and paws were blue.

He closed her mouth, put his mouth over her nose, breathed air into her lungs and pushed on her chest, and after about a minute she began shallow breaths.

He drove her to a veterinary clinic, where she was immersed in warm water, given injections and placed in an oxygen tent.

By Friday, a week after her ordeal, Lucy was back to normal, said Gurchin, a pilot who retired from the Air Force two years ago.

Ginger's Mom
03-11-2007, 07:20 AM
She was just on the Today show. :) They didn't say how old she was but she looks young. I see your article says she is 10 months. She is a cutie, and seems to be fully recovered from her ordeal.

03-11-2007, 08:14 AM
Aw, lucky dog!

Lori Jordan
03-11-2007, 09:47 AM
Good to hear she is ok!

03-11-2007, 10:07 AM
wow!! That Is A Great Happy Ending To A Tragic Moment!!!!! :) I'm All Smiles!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

03-11-2007, 11:08 AM
Thats Great, Glad to hear she's ok! :)

critter crazy
03-11-2007, 11:13 AM
I am so glacd she is okay!! way to go Lucy and her awsome owner!

03-11-2007, 11:52 AM
Wow! That is such a great story. I love it when you see other people caring for animals as another one of their family. Hurray for that man to save his precious doggy:D

03-11-2007, 12:45 PM
That is awesome!! :D :D