Dog Saves Pregnant Woman And Her Baby

Last Friday Janelle Giannetta’s dog Louie saved not only her life, but that of her unborn baby.


Last Friday Janelle Giannetta’s dog Louie saved not only her life, but that of her unborn baby.

Louie is typically a loving, friendly goldendoodle not known to bark a lot. Richard Giannetta became alarmed when he heard Louie barking nonstop from the bedroom upstairs where his wife Janelle was sleeping. “I heard the dog barking like crazy, like I’ve never heard him bark before,” said Richard. When he came into the bedroom he found Louie on the bed barking at Janelle. “Just an agitated bark like something was wrong. I could just tell.” When Richard turned Janelle over she was in the midst of a seizure and foaming at the mouth.

Richard quickly phoned 911 and Janelle, who was 26 weeks pregnant, was rushed to Nassau University Medical Center where she was diagnosed with eclampsia and had an emergency Caesarean section to save the baby. Eclampsia is a potentially deadly condition that causes seizures due to extremely high blood pressure and in some cases lead to a stroke. It develops in one of every 2,000 births.

Dr. Peter Hong who treated Janelle says that usually there are warning signs of eclampsia but sometimes those signs are mistaken for just being part of the pregnancy in itself. He said Janelle’s blood pressure was so elevated that a stroke was possible. The only way to “cure” the condition is for the baby to be delivered. So Dr. Hong delivered Charlotte Marie, who weighed only 1 pound 7 ounces.

Charlotte Marie will be in neonatal intensive care until around July. While Richard and Janelle thanked and were grateful for Dr. Hong and his staff’s care, Dr. Hong says that Louie is the real hero. “If not for the dog’s barking, she could have had one seizure after another, after another…and she would have gotten care a lot later, and that would have made my job much harder.”

Richard and Janelle are just as grateful for their puppy and plan to spoil him in gratitude. “Steak…whatever he wants he can have,” said Richard. “He’ll definitely get a lot of bones. We’re lucky to have an eager, rambunctious one-year-old pup.”



12 thoughts on “Dog Saves Pregnant Woman And Her Baby

  1. Dear Website owner. I seriously just like that writing and your site all in all! That posting is quite clearly written and also effortlessly understandable. Your WordPress style is amazing as well! Would definitely be fantastic to learn where I are able obtain this. Be sure to keep up the excellent work. We need even more this sort of web masters like you online and much fewer spammers. Great mate!

  2. Excellent site, keep up the good work. But now I need more articles on Prepaid Cellular Phones. I read a lot of site on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your site. Thanks.

  3. Dont post your full name (at least leave out your middle initial), your address, your email address, birth date, or your phone number to any of your social networking profiles. Though most find address from phone number sites prompt for them they arent required, so dont post them.

  4. Hello friend. I actually love that writing as well as your current web site all in all! Your posting is actually extremely clearly composed and effortlessly understandable. Your WP style is impressive as well! Would definitely be good to know where I are able download that. Be sure to keep up the excellent work. All of us require far more such web masters like you on the web and also much less spammers. Wonderful man!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.