A 20-month-old boy fell into a pool in Canada. After five minutes he was taken out and his heart was not beating. The boy was lifeless. He was immediately taken to the hospital. They performed CPR for about three hours. Three hours later the boy’s heart started beating again.
First Published Feb 23, 2023, 2:01 PM IST
New Delhi: That boy is truly a mortal. The 20-month-old boy was playing in the day care that day. He accidentally fell into an outdoor pool. Immediately alerted staff took out the child. The boy was in the water for at least five minutes. He had already lost consciousness. It is not a big city and does not have a well-resourced and well-staffed children’s hospital. Due to running out of time, a small child was taken to the hospital. All the staff in the hospital, including the lab workers, nurses and all the doctors left their work. Everyone was busy treating the boy. After three hours, the bubbling heart that finally stopped was restarted.
The incident took place on January 24 in Canada. 20-month-old Waylon Sanders was at home day care in Petrolia, Ontario that day. Waylon falls into an outdoor pool. Firefighters were able to get out within five minutes. But already his heart was not beating. He was immediately taken to Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital.
The hospital does not have advanced equipment. The staff is also less. But, that day all the hospital staff gathered around the child. They performed CPR for about three hours. He put his hands on his chest and performed CPR to get the heart moving and breathing again. March March one after another did CPR.
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“It’s really great team work. Lab technicians keep portable heaters in the room. EMS personnel rotated and worked as compressors. The nurses ran microwave water to keep him warm,’ explained Dr Taylor. However, they have always had team support from the nearest big city, London.
Waylon was discharged on February 6. Waylon is currently recovering at home. The family hopes that he will have a speedy recovery if he stays at home. However, it is expected that it may take a long time for him to return to normal.
Last Updated Feb 23, 2023, 2:01 PM IST