Close Call: Boys Save 12-Week-Old Infant with CPR
A new mom from Georgia got the fright of her life when her precious 12-week-old baby boy suddenly stopped breathing. Luckily, two young boys were playing across the street from her and knew CPR.
"I was sitting in the living room with the baby and I noticed that he was off that day. He seemed kind of non-responsive to my smile. Something didn't feel right. At that point I put my finger under his nose and realized he was not breathing," said Susanna Rohm, mother of baby Isaiah Rohm, according to WXIA news in Atlanta.
Rohm ran outside and yelled for someone to call 911. There were two boys playing football across the street, 9-year-old Rocky Hurt and 10-year-old Ethan Wilson, and they quickly ran over to help the panicked mother. Rohm says was scared and didn't know what to do. She splashed water on the baby's face and then proceeded to do CPR on him.
The two boys then intervened, telling her that she was doing it all wrong. "I told her to push on the baby's chest five to 10 times with only two fingers, tilt back the baby's head, plug the baby's nose and breathe into the baby's mouth," Rocky said. The distraught mother said she didn't hesitate to follow their orders, saying the boys said it with such confidence. And luckily she did because seconds later, Isaiah started to cry.
Rocky and Ethan said they learned how to do CPR from posted signs at their school cafeteria, Sedalia Park Elementary. "We just wanted to know just in case it happened but we never knew we would have to do it in real life," the boys said.
"If Rocky hadn't been outside playing right then, I definitely would not have the baby sitting in my lap right now," Rohm said of the close call she had last week Monday.