With the help of the dog, Andy recovered remarkably speedily.
When Andy Szasz was placed in a medically induced coma, hospital personnel expected him to stay in a coma for nearly a week.
But when Andy’s wife brought in their rescue dog named Teddy, Andy recovered remarkably speedily.
Andy was taken to the hospital with pneumonia. As his state worsened, he stopped breathing and the doctors put him in a coma.
They told the wife, Estelle, that he would possibly stay that way for a week.
Estelle made up her mind to bring along Teddy, a 4-year-old schnauzer-poodle mix that the couple affiliated.
Hugged as well as supported by Teddy, Andy shocked his doctors by coming out of his coma after just four days.
In turn, Teddy was awarded the yearly Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Award.
Incidentally, the RSPCA is where Andy and Estelle first found Teddy.