Owner of the hero cat believes in her extraordinary mid-night intervention saved her life.
42-year-old Sam Felstead fell asleep at 4:30 in the morning, when sevenyear- the old cat Billy knocks his paws on her breasts and meowing to wake her up up.
wildly out-of- character behavior happened when Sam had a heart attack – but she did not immediately know It.
The Nottinghamshire secretary knew she couldn’t move her body and there was a shooting pain down her right side so she called out to my mother Karen for help.
Said they’d have to wait two hours for ambulance to get to them home in Stapleford,
The couple was rushed to the hospital in early hours of 8 August.
It was there that the doctors explained what happened, and Sam credits Billy’s quick action with saving her life.
She said: “I went to bed and felt good.
‘I was even out with neither the dog nor I felt ill or felt any pain at all.
‘Suddenly I woke up up in early hours coated in sweat and couldn’t move.
‘Billy was on my chest meowed loudly in my ear hole.
Sam continued, “He really meowed. He doesn’t usually do that, he sleeps all day and all night, that’s his life.
“He wouldn’t leave me.
He is not a house cat. He is not light also a cat, and he is certainly not the cat he wants to be on your knee all the time. He loves to be alone.
‘He never woke me up up in the night before he never bothered you. he doesn’t wake you up up for food.’
Sam added that the cat “loves” Karen’s mom and “doesn’t bother with to me’
“Mom was in shock,” she said. on.
‘I told her that he woke me up up and she was even more shocked. You don’t hear about it with cats.
‘I just glad he woke me up up. Who knows if I would have up it would be worse without him for to me.’
Cat behavior expert Lucy Hoyle said Billy, a British Shorthair, could have chosen up on physiological changes in Sam.
She said, “Perhaps fact he jumped on she was meowing sign of his anxiety.
“I believe he probably saved her life because that is what allowed her to seek medical attention. help but I wouldn’t go down route of saying he did it on goal.
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“He reacted to the situation.”
Sam said she was soaked through. with sweat and indeed bad back pain when she woke up and her right side felt “really heavy and weird”.
She couldn’t stand up correctly and strongly dizzy after receiving out of bed.
One of her arteries were blocked, according to doctors at the Royal Medical Center, who believe she had a soft heart attack.
“They took very good care of me, (but) I have a lot of take medication for life and I have to calm down for six weeks,” she said.
After three days in hospital she reunited with her lover Billy.
She is added: ‘When I came home in first he didn’t care, he completely ignored me.
‘He just the same now i just try give a little of it more love.
“I am grateful to him because know if i woke up up.
“My anxiety was for two more hours So who knows.
“I really think he saved my life, as did everyone around me.”
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