Cancer sufferer helped out of coma by his pet dog

Daily Mail

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Cancer sufferer Andy Szasz, 62, was rushed to Southampton General Hospital with pneumonia on December 9 and placed into a coma the next day when he stopped breathing.

  • … in the case of Andy’s rehabilitation, staff made an exception and allowed Teddy (Andy’s rescue dog) to come into the hospital itself when Andy was moved to the high-dependency unit.
  • ‘It can be motivational, aiding recovery, and can provide a pleasant and familiar experience in what can otherwise prove to be a long, uncomfortable journey in hospital.
  • ‘Dogs from the charity Pets as Therapy often visit patients at the bedside if they or their relatives wish and evidence shows stimulating senses can enhance patients’ recoveries.’


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