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Dog Helps Doctor With Owners Surgery

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(HOUSTON, TX)– Surgeons at Duke University broke the “No Pets Allowed in the OR” rule when they had a  7-year-old girl’s service dog accompany her during minor surgery today [Wednesday]. .  K.K.  Krawczyk has a rare disorder that makes her susceptible to severe drops in blood pressure.

Her mother Michelle says rescue dog “JJ” was there to alert surgeons in case her daughter had a possible allergic reaction to the anesthesia.

 

“JJ is very sensitive and often times can tell us if KK’s having a reaction or starting to have a reaction before we see any clinical symptoms.”

 

Surgery went without a hitch, and JJ spend most of the time asleep under her trainer’s chair.

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