Her Infant Son Stops Breathing, And All Her CPR Knowledge Wasn’t Working. This 911 Dispatcher Saved His Life Over The Phone. INCREDIBLE.
Seeing their child suffering is every parent’s nightmare. This mom experienced it with her newborn son much too soon. One day, after feeding him, he choked on his own vomit and stopped breathing. She immediately laid him down and tried to give him infant CPR, but nothing was working. She was watching her son die right before her eyes. She called 911, and thankfully, the dispatcher knew exactly what to do and walked mom through each and every step until her son started to cry again.
The chilling call recorded by the dispatcher captures the terror and desperation that any parent would feel in that situation. I’ve seen news stories and heard of terrible experiences with 911 operators who fall asleep on the job, don’t believe the caller and hang up, or just treat the emergency as less than it is. It’s amazing that this case worked out so well. This is how 911 should always operate.
Seeing this story made me research and refresh myself on CPR on infants, children, and adults to make sure that I hadn’t forgotten anything. There won’t be time to “google it” when it’s happening right in front of you! Stay prepared. I’m so thankful that this mom got her son back, and I hope that it never happens to me!