"Thank God it worked!" Fernandes said. "I was surprised and quite happy!"
The lucky bird was then taken outside and placed by a bush to regain her energy. Fernandes and the others watched eagerly as she, after a while, began to peck and primp her feathers — and then take flight again: "It was really very beautiful," the doctor said.
Fernandes confirmed that, while he's performed CPR on people many times, this experience with the bird was a first. As one who has dedicated his life to saving others, Fernandes believes all living creatures are worth the effort.
"I have a motto: We must always be attentive to help our fellow humans, our fauna and our flora. And to raise awareness to our children so we can always have a better world. It depends on positive action from each of us."