Two neighborhood boys showed a frantic Georgia woman how to perform CPR on her infant son when the 12-week-old stopped breathing – saving the baby’s life.
According to an NBC News affiliate, on Monday Susanna Rohm suddenly noticed something was wrong with her young son Isaiah.
The baby stopped responding and went limp, and she realized he wasn’t breathing.
Unable to find her cell phone, Rohm ran outside where Ethan Wilson, 10, and Rocky Hurt, 9 were tossing a football. She says she was yelling for someone to call 911, panicking, splashing water on the baby’s face and trying to do CPR.
The boys rushed over and stopped her.
“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 told WXIA.
The baby quickly began screaming. “That’s a good sign,” Rocky explained to the news station. Paramedics arrived a few moments later.
The boys say they learned CPR from posters in the cafeteria at their school, Sedalia Park Elementary.
“We just wanted to know just in case it happened,” Ethan said, “but we never knew that we’d have to do that.”
Would you know what to do if your baby stopped breathing? Have you ever taken an infant CPR training class?
For more information, visit the American Heart Association website to find a course online or in a classroom near you.