First aid classes for every parent

First aid classes for every parent

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kirstie atkins started this petition to UK Parliament

On the 7th July my little boy Ben (2yrs)choked on a small haribo sweet . It got lodged in his throat and things happened pretty fast . He stopped breathing turned blue, became floppy and foaming at the mouth and then become unresponsive.

I've never received propper first aid training but I knew what I had to do , you see it happen on TV alot. Or so I thought . I couldn't help Ben patting him on the back wasnt working and time was ticking, all the other kids were crying with fear as we all thought we were going to lose him. 

I managed to get my boy outside and ran over to a neighbours and brayed on her door shouting for help and thats where our hero came into it . He saw the commotion from over the road and came over and took Ben from me and started doing what ever he could to help him. At that point it was extremely hard to get access to Bens mouth as his jaw had clamped shut and he was also bleeding and foaming from his mouth.

After what felt like a lifetime, we finally heard him making noise and then started cry. But, he wasn't out of the woods as he was still very much unresponsive, a few cries, but was very out of it still. He was taken to hospital where he had to have an xray to make sure it wasn't lodged further down. 

It took a while for him to come round. For days after he wasn't quite right but he is still here thanks to our neighbour. We as a whole family owe so much to our neighbour. If it wasn't for Him our boy probably wouldn't be here now.

We previously lost our 11 year old son. To think how close we came to losing Ben ane how that would have impacted our lives even more, our family unit would have collapsed.

I believe First Aid classes are vital and parents  should be First Aid trained. It should be compulsory for every parent out there. 

I feel now as a parent that we owe it to our kids for their sakes that every parent to be shoulhabe First A as part of the antenatal classes before we take our babys home . And a refresher every 2-5 years, So that if a problem occurs we are more able to help them . And even if the worst is to happen, perform life saving treatments.

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Many thanks 

The Atkins family 

 

 

 

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