Doctor in Istanbul brings cat back to life with cardiac massage, adopts it

Published 01.11.2016 12:25
Updated 01.11.2016 12:50

A cat that got stuck in a revolving door at a hospital's entrance in Istanbul was brought back to life through cardiac massage and named "miracle" by a doctor who adopted it.

The incident took place last Sunday at a private hospital in Küçükçekmece district, and was filmed by the hospital's security cameras and onlookers.

The cat stopped breathing after being stuck in the revolving door.

Emergency service doctor Halil Akyürek and other doctors removed the cat from where it was stuck, and started applying cardiac massage.

"The cat's neck was totally stuck. It started having trouble breathing and floundering. I put my head on the back of his head and properly removed it from the door. We started applying cardiac massage right away, and other friends from the hospital also came by. As the cat responded, we stopped the cardiac massage and took the cat to the emergency service. Then I called a veterinary friend, who told us to administer a couple of medicines and instructed us on how to apply them," Akyürek said.

Akyürek adopted the cat after it recuperated, and named it "Mucize," the Turkish word for miracle.

"We sent the cat home that day, and I took it to the veterinary the next day. It was issued an identity card, and we named it Mucize. It now became the part of our lives. Even this morning it came and woke me up," Akyürek said.

Akyürek said that many people sent supporting messages to him and other hospital staff after the incident was spread in news and social media.

Found in almost every corner in Turkey, cats are an inseparable part of the streets and are known for their friendly nature, and are loved and fed by the people.

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