Veteran Reunites With His Dog That Saved His Life After Suffering From A Stroke
In Oriental, North Carolina, a Navy veteran had a tearful reunion with his chihuahua-mix friend. During a medical emergency, that miracle dog was able to save his life.
When Rudy Armstrong had a stroke in his houseboat, he was there with his little dog, Boo-Boo
He spoke to ABC12, saying: “I sat down in my chair, drank my coffee, and the next thing I know it was after lunch and I couldn’t even get my hand to move and my foot wouldn’t move.”
Rudy tends to stick to himself, and his dog is his constant companion. When he knew that something was wrong, he wanted his dog to help, and Boo-Boo stepped up to the plate.
“I didn’t want to be there for a couple of days before somebody would come by,” he recalled, “so I said, ‘Ok Boo-Boo, go get me some help.’”
The Dockmaster, Kim, was alerted to the danger by Boo-Boo. She called 911 and the paramedics arrived quickly to help save his life.
As a member of the Navy, he traveled the world sailing the seas and he has plenty of stories to tell. He was thankful that the medical staff cared for him, but he does say that the turkey sausage they fed him was not his favorite.
According to a CarolinaEast statement: “We thank him for his service to our country and for allowing us the privilege of caring for him and sharing his story of Boo-Boo, the miracle pup.”
Rudy was able to return home with his ‘miracle pup’, only 5 days after going to the hospital. With tears in his eyes, he said that he missed his dog so much.