Two Little Boys Save Their Grandma’s Life By Administering CPR Only Months After Their Mom Taught Them
December 11, 2018 16:00 By Mambee
We have seen in movies how CPR works, but we don’t really know all that goes into it or how intense situations that require it could be.
Imagine being about ten and all alone with your grandma, who is almost unconscious. What would you do?
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CPR: A quick look
CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is a procedure that aids the pumping of blood around the body when the heart fails to do the job.
CPR is comprised of chest compressions and breaths administered to the patient. Usually, one should do CPR until professionals arrive or the patient shows signs of regaining consciousness.
The key to successful CPR administration is speed, but be sure to call your emergency number before you begin.
Little knights in shining armor
There is a grandma in Saskatoon, Canada, that has an added reason to be grateful for her cute grandkids.
Kian Wu and Grayson Wu, aged 10 and 7 respectively, were to spend a fun-filled night at their grandmother Patti Chatterson’s house when the unexpected happened.
Both boys were settled in for movie night when they called to grandma for the popcorn, but did not receive any response.
Checking on her, they noticed she was unresponsive and making gurgling sounds. They were both alarmed but, surprisingly, prepared for the incident.
Apparently, their mother, who is a nurse, had taught them how to administer CPR five months earlier.
They had been watching a movie when one of her boys’ friend exclaimed at the screen, ‘Do CPR.’
Afterward, her children asked to be taught how to administer CPR. Thankfully, the mother obliged and the knowledge came in handy when grandma needed it the most.
Grayson pinched her nose and puffed air into her lungs while Kian did chest compressions. He did it so hard that her sternum cracked.
7 minutes later paramedics arrived and were surprised to learn that the children were the heroes that had saved the woman’s life.
In the hospital, it was confirmed that Patti had suffered a cardiac arrest but would be fine.
When Pattie woke up days later in the hospital, she was completely shocked but glad that her boys had kept their cool in the crisis and saved her life. Whose grandmother wouldn’t?
Teaching your kids CPR
Any child would be eager and happy to learn something new so just ensure that you make it an interesting session.
You could make the lesson more impactful by using demonstrative videos, the right props or getting a professional to deliver it.
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Be sure that you have relevant take-home materials to ensure they remember the procedure.
It is always important to equip our children with health and safety tips. You never know when it will come in handy.