Rooting for Taco

Monday, March 31, 2008

BECKLEY, West Va. – Here’s a story you don’t come across too often, courtesy of the Register-Herald in Beckley, West Va. Billie Lewis takes her 20-year-old Chihuahua named Taco with her on home medical equipment deliveries. Taco becomes sick with congestive heart failure. Lewis’ employer, Patient’s Choice, provides Taco with an oxygen concentrator to help him breathe easier. Lewis tapes the oxygen tube to a box and places the box over Taco’s bed. Lewis told the newspaper: “He sleeps with his head right against that box. We know he can’t last forever. His little heart is finally going to give out.”