A young mother's quick reaction saved the life of her premature-born little boy when he suddenly stopped breathing and turned blue. Thanks to the emergency training she received from the hospital, Bianco was able to save her son's life.
Bianco Franco's firstborn, Mason, made his appearance on 28 April this year. Bianco was in the 24th week of her pregnancy when Mason decided it was time to be born. He weighed a tiny 560g at birth.
For 4 months, Mason had to stay in the neo-natal ICU ward in the Netcare Clinton Hospital in Alberton.
MaroelaMedia reports that the hospital staff insisted that Mason's parents receive emergency training before Mason is discharged from the hospital.
Bianco says if it wasn't for this training, her son would be dead.
She was gently knocking out Mason's winds when he suddenly started gasping for air. Mason soon turned blue and Bianco got scared.
However, she remained calm and remembered what she had learned during the emergency training.
She swiftly put Mason on her knee and gave his back a sturdy knock. Mason's airways opened and he started breathing again.
The worried parents rushed their baby to hospital where he was put on a ventilator. According to the doctors, Mason had reflux and liquid ended up in his lungs.
Mason spent another month in hospital after this incident but has since been released and is doing well.
Bianco urges the mothers of all babies, especially premature babies, to make sure they receive training.
It could mean the difference between life and death.
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