UK Grandmother's CPR Saves Newborn Grandson

UK Grandmother's CPR Saves Newborn Grandson

News Nov 29, 2012

A foster mum to many became a 'super gran' when she saved her baby grandson's life.

Andrea Creswell knew exactly what to do when 10-week-old Mikey Ferris stopped breathing and her quick actions saved the Tyldesley child's life.

Premature baby Mikey was visiting his grandparents' home with his mum Sarah Ferris, aged 24, and his sister Megan, who is almost three.

Sarah, of Prospect Street, said they had gone to her parents' home on the other side of the street.

Mikey, who was born six-and-a-half weeks early, had been troubled with a cough and sickness and his mum panicked when she went over to his pram and found him limp and lifeless. Sarah said: "His whole body went limp, and I shouted for mum to help me.

"Mum was having difficulty using my phone to call for an ambulance so I grabbed the phone and she gave Mikey CPR and she saved his life.

"She was brilliant. The ambulance arrived within six minutes and paramedics praised her for what she did.

The doctor at the Royal Bolton Hospital said Mikey was a very lucky boy. Mum's a real hero." Reluctant hero Andrea, aged 49, explained how training she received when she became a fosterer helped save Mikey's life.

She said: "He was blue, he wasn't moving. It was awful. Fortunately I remembered what I had been taught in the first stage of becoming a foster carer, and I brought him back.

"Sarah would have given Mikey CPR but for a problem I had phoning for an ambulance. Because Mikey had been in intensive care after his birth Sarah had undergone a baby CPR course.

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"All new parents should be taught how to perform CPR on a baby, it is different from adult CPR. The paramedics arrived quickly.

"They were amazing, but for two days afterwards I was in total shock, I couldn't stop crying even though I knew Mikey was alive. The mystery is that we don't know what happened, so now we are watching him like a hawk."

Mikey was kept in hospital for four nights and allowed home last Thursday to a huge welcome from his family including IT consultant dad Mike, aged 31, nan, mum and sister.

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