Sam Felstead, a 42-year-old Englishwoman, is convinced she was saved by her cat when she had a heart attack in her sleep.
Who said cats were selfish? In any case, Sam Felstead can thank his for having saved him from a heart attack. The 42-year-old Briton was sleeping peacefully when Billy, her 7-year-old pet, woke her up at 4.30am on August 8. Emerging, the Englishwoman immediately understood that something was wrong. ” I suddenly woke up at dawn sweating and couldn’t move » she thus told South West News Service (SWNS), specifying that she had felt a searing pain in the chest: “Billy was on my chest meowing loudly in my ear. »
When her cat refused to leave her, Sam called her mother, Karen, for help: “I was drenched in sweat and had terrible back pain. I felt a heaviness in the right side, it was strange. I couldn’t get up and felt dizzy when I stood up. » Her mother quickly took her to the emergency room when the ambulance told her that there would be a two-hour wait before she arrived. At the hospital, the 40-year-old learned that she had a mild heart attack and one of his arteries was clogged. Three days later, she was able to return home and find her four-legged hero, who completely ignored her.
Her cat would have sensed her discomfort
Sam is now on treatment: ” I have a lot of drugs to be taken for life and I have to rest for six weeks. I have a balloon in my artery to reopen it. » A healing she owes to Billy: “I’m grateful to him because I don’t know what would have happened. My alarm wouldn’t have gone off for a good two hours so I might never have woken up. I truly believe he saved my life and everyone around me thinks the same. » Cat behavior specialist Lucy Hoile told the BBC that the cat probably has detected physiological changes at his mistress’s house and that he reacted by showing his anxiety.