Family, Doctor Says Rabbit Saved Woman's Life
POSTED: 3:35 pm EDT August 15, 2005
PORT BYRON, Ill. -- An Illinois man says a $10 pet rabbit may have saved the life of his pregnant wife.
Ed Murphy say the rabbit was unusually noisy one night, banging and jumping up and down in her cage. He tried to ignore the racket, and piled noise buffers atop the cage -- but the pet would not let him go back to sleep. It was then that he noticed his wife, who'd seemed to be sleeping heavily. In fact, he said her eyes were wide open, staring out sightlessly. He called 9-1-1. Darcy Murphy was quickly taken to a hospital, where she remained five days for treatment of gestational diabetes. Murphy's doctor warns that a hypoglycemic coma can be fatal. But she credits the rabbit with telling the husband: "Wake up. Something is wrong with your wife."