Kids use CPR to help save baby
MARIETTA, Ga. (CNN) – A mother whose baby stopped breathing credits two elementary school students for coming to his rescue.
“I was sitting in the living room with the baby, and I noticed that he was off that day. He just seemed kind of non-responsive. Something just didn’t feel right and I put my finger under his nose and noticed he wasn’t breathing,” Susanna Rohm, the mother says.
Two boys outside the house playing football heard someone yell ‘Call 911.’ The boys immediately sprang into action.
“I said that even though, if there is a burglar, we still need to help because it’s the right thing to do,” Rocky Hurt, one of the boys who helped save the baby says.
Although the Rohm was hysterical, Rocky and his friend Ethan Wilson knew what to do to save the woman’s son.
Rocky told Rohm, “to push on the baby’s chest five to 10 times using two fingers, tilt back the baby’s head, plug the nose and then breathe into his mouth.”
Rohm says she did exactly what the nine-year-old said because he issued those steps right away and with confidence.
“He like screamed and I told her that, that’s a good sign because the baby’s breathing,” Hurt says.
The two boys learned how to do CPR from signs posted at their school, Sedalia Park Elementary.
“We just wanted to know just in case it happened, but we never knew we would have to do that,” Wilson says.
Rohm says if the boys hadn’t been outside playing her son wouldn’t be alive right now.
“We didn’t care if we were on the news; we just cared about saving that baby,” the boys say.
A bill is pending in the Georgia state legislature to require basic CPR training in schools.