Former San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt has been in plenty of stressful situations during his major-league career, but nothing could have prepared him for this. When Affeldt’s dog started choking, the 39-year-old quickly jumped into action.
Affeldt saved his dog’s life, giving it mouth-to-mouth four times.
Kodi is home!!! Two nights ago he choked on some of his food and I had to give mouth to mouth cpr to him 4 times to bring him back! I was super scared and super focused on sustaining his life that seemed over! After I got him breathing I rushed him to emergency vet hospital and they got him back to almost full strength and these pictures don’t do it justice the first time we saw each other. The bond we now share is absolutely amazing! #mansbestfriend #kodibear #tripleboom
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Affeldt revealed details of the incident on Instagram on Wednesday. Kodi, the family’s dog, choked on his food Monday. Affeldt said he performed mouth-to-mouth four times to save Kodi. When Kodi started breathing again, Affeldt took him to the emergency vet.
After a few days at the vet, Kodi was reunited with the Affeldt family Wednesday. In a Twitter response to SWX reporter Sam Adams, Affeldt said the entire ordeal was “one of the most traumatic times I’ve been through.”
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