Hero Dog Saves Two-Year-Old from Drowning

Hero Dog Saves Two-Year-Old from Drowning

In a real life Lassie situation, a dog recently saved a two-year-old boy from drowning in a pond. The child, Alexander Brockbank, had wandered into a pond on a family friendโ€™s property. Not knowing how to swim, Alexanderโ€™s situation quickly turned dire. Thankfully, his faithful dog Leala was nearby. At first, the hero dog leapt into the pond and tried to nudge the unconscious child back onto the land herself. ย She quickly realized that her efforts, though valiant, were in vain. Thinking fast, she then ran back to the house and began barking like mad. Luckily, when Alexanderโ€™s father saw the sopping wet and frantic dog, he quickly put two and two together and ran out to the pond. There he saw his son floating face down in the water. Without thinking, he jumped into the murky water and pulled Alexander out of the pond. He then performed CPR for a full 27 minutes before the paramedics arrived. ย From there, Alexander was flown to a nearby hospital, put into an induced coma, and placed in intensive care. Unsure of his odds, doctors began to prepare his parents for all scenarios. โ€œFrom a parentโ€™s point of view, it doesnโ€™t get much worse,โ€ said his mother.After a harrowing 48 hours, Alexander finally awoke. And, as luck would have it, there was no detectable brain damage. โ€œIt was quite miraculous that he came back so soon and so clear and fine and unchanged,โ€ said Mrs. Brockbank.
From Daily Mail
The โ€œmiracleโ€ of Alexanderโ€™s rapid recovery is not without a cause. The doctors believe that Alexanderโ€™s fatherโ€™s CPR is largely responsible for his sonโ€™s survival. And the CPR was only possible because Lealaโ€™s fast acting. โ€œWithout (Leala) we wouldnโ€™t have our little boy with us today.โ€ Now that everyone is safe and sound, you can be sure that Leala is going to have lots of treats in her future!If you want more stories like this, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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