Animal ER Author:The Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine with Vicki Croke Steve places the paddles right on the heart itself and yells, "Clear!" — Everyone recoils from the body, and another jolt is delivered, this time directly to the organ. — It is 5:20. The paddles are applied two more times; each time there is a dull thud, followed by a jump from the dog's body. — Steve puts his hand in the chest. "We've got someth... more »ing now!" he shouts.
Travis's hear is beating.
Everyone is amazed. The odds are stacked against that happening. Rocket, a three-legged greyhound who is housed in the run just inches from the action, and who has been lethargic, suddenly springs up with all the commotion.
Relief, joy, amazement, pride fill the ICU.
It is 5:25, and Travis is alive. -- from ANIMAL ER« less