Skip to comments.Boys, 9 & 10, save the day after showing woman how to give her baby CPR
Posted on 03/15/2013 10:19:16 PM PDT by lowbridge
Only about 30 percent of people in the U.S. know how to perform CPR. And that statistic makes the story of one Georgia woman even more remarkable after a 9-year-old boy showed her how to perform CPR on her newborn baby.
Susanna Rohm said she experienced a parents worst nightmare: Her 2-month-old son, Isiah, was not breathing.
"I noticed he looked pale, and so I looked at his arm and his leg and they were limp," Rohm told a Fox Atlanta affiliate. "Then I noticed that he looked like he wasn't alive."
In a panic, she dropped and broke her cellphone. Without a landline, Rohm was forced to run into the street, screaming for help as her sons life hung in the balance.
"I had him in my arms and still screaming over and over. Then I ran outside. I saw two boys playing across the street, and I yelled, 'Go ask your parents to call 911,'" Rohm said.
But the two boys were able to do more than help. Nine-year-old Ethan Wilson sprang into action, showing Rohm how to perform CPR on young Isiah while 10-year-old Rocky Hurt helped as well.
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awesome story. best one i’ve read today.
I think 30% is remarkable actually
This is an amazing story—even more so because CPR is different for babies than for adults. Those kids are heroes!! I hope they are recognized for their quick-thinking and bravery.
I’ve taken at least two classes on CPR in my life, and can never really remember what exactly to do, though I hope I could in a crisis, and as I said, it’s different for a baby. Particularly, I would surmise, for a newborn! They’re so delicate.
The governor of whatever state they live in needs to give them some sort of award.
I was surprised to see “Wishbone” of “Rawhide” giving the breath of life to an Indian boy in a 1950s segment of the show.
I’ve only used it once for real, two-person CPR on a college-age female jogger who was clobbered by a car when she tried to cross a busy street. She had no respiration and no pulse. Paramedics showed up in a few minutes and took over the CPR, then drove her to a hospital. I don’t know if she made it or not.
That brought tears to my eyes. Thank God for the children. Good thinking, young men!!!
Thank you for posting this. Good news story for once.
Their school will find a way to honor these kids with a suspension for something ....
My firstborn was a preemie and prone to apnea attacks. I was already CPR certified but sought out and attended an infant CPR class. It was the right thing to do. I can’t fathom the thinking of someone who wouldn’t.
They should at the least OFFER CPR courses to new parents before leaving the hospital.
My middle daughter had seizures as a newborn and and stopped breathing through them. Thank God for that CPR class or it could have been bad.
I know this is surprising to many, but my experience of boys (not all, but normal ones) is that they are logical and sponges for rescue and they can and do take charge when there are emergencies. Girls are probably the same, but I raised boys so I have observed them and their friends.
I did not burden my sons with huge adult issues/problems, but I did consult for their opinions or observations in their teens sometimes. They participated in my life and that included running a business, for example. I raised them and homeschooled one while operating a business(s) and included them in that, to a certain extent.
They were honest and wise...and still are. The positive nature of boys needs to be rediscoverd in the aftermath of femenazism.