During a recent JetBlue flight from Florida to Massachusetts, Michele Burt noticed her French Bulldog, Darcy, was having difficulty breathing. The dog was in such distress that its tongue began to turn blue -- symptoms that suggested it was suffering from acute hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen to the body.
A crew member spotted Burt tending to Darcy, and stopped to check out what was going on. That's when they realized she was fading fast and had to do something to help her. At first, the crew fetched some ice thinking she was overheating. When that didn't work, they figured they should try to administer oxygen as a last-ditch effort and got the go-ahead from the captain to do so. That's when they placed the oxygen mask on Darcy and she perked right up, looking healthy (and adorable), and began breathing normally again.