This is why dog’s are truly man’s best friend. Besides all the other great things they do, like being great companions, they are also capable of saving lives.
That’s what happened with Dorrie Nuttal’s 7-year-old son, who is alive and well after suffering from a diabetic episode…thanks to the family dog.
Dorrie Nuttall was alerted that something was wrong by her dog, Jedi, a black labrador retriever and service dog trained to detect diabetes in humans. The dog has been a constant companion for her son Luke, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 5 years ago.
As everyone slept, Luke’s blood sugar dropped to dangerously low levels, leading Jedi to spring into action.
Dorrie shared the experience on her personal Facebook page, which has since gone viral.
“Jedi jumped off the bed, then back on again, though I felt him do this I didn’t wake up. Then Jedi laid on me. I woke up. He jumped off the bed and half on and would not budge when I told him to get back up. I got out of bed, he bowed, Luke’s CGM said he was 100 steady. So I told Jedi we would watch and see, he bowed again (Bowing is his low alert), I told him to get up on the bed, he held his ground didn’t budge, he refused. Then I knew he meant business and the sleepy fog started to wear off and I began to think clearer. I suddenly was fully awake and I knew there was an issue. I pricked his finger and got this, 57 is way too low, and by Jedi’s behavior I guarantee he was dropping fast (he is still recovering from a stomach bug and anything under 70 is low).”
We’re all glad to hear that Luke is going great thanks to his faithful companion. Good boy Jedi!