True Miracle: A Teenage Girl Wakes Up From A Coma After A Therapy Dog Spends 8 Hours Snuggling Up To Her
In July, an off-duty officer rammed into a sport-utility vehicle, which left Farrah Fox in a coma. The 19-year-old suffered a brain injury, and she wasn’t responding to anyone until a therapy dog named Fergie came to help.
Family friend and the pup’s owner, Mary Cullinan, brought the 7-year-old Labradoodle to the hospital. The golden-haired pooch spent eight hours by the girl’s side, snuggling up to her and licking her. Then, the miracle happened. As Cullinan recalls:
We put her on Farrah’s left side. At one point, she moved her hand toward Fergie’s snout. That afternoon the doctor said she had come out of her coma.
Of course, the family doesn’t know if it was the dog’s help or just a matter of time. But they can’t deny that Farrah shares a special connection with Fergie, who has come to visit the girl four times already:
Farrah responds to Fergie more than she responds to people right now. She just has this connection with her.
Now, it’s time for a long recovery
Fox is still unable to walk or speak, and the doctors have warned her parents that their daughter might have to spend up to two years in rehab. As her father, Ira Fox, said:
The doctors said if she makes a 100 percent recovery, it would be a miracle. Well then, I guess I need another miracle.
But maybe the therapy dog will work another miracle?
Actually, such dogs are great companions for people with various conditions, including dementia and cancer. A recent research confirmed that such job is not stressful for them at all. In fact, they may even enjoy it.
What do people think about that?
Therapy dogs are amazing. https://t.co/OBfoGt1nXA— Julie Anderson (@Juliea712) August 24, 2018
Nice story about therapy dog. Our friend Nigel is a Therapy dog at the same hospital-it is same hospital Mom was at a few years ago! Nigel got to visit her and we didn’t! https://t.co/42K0tJVR4l— Gracie and Izzy (@gracieizzylab) August 24, 2018
We wish the girl a speedy recovery!