In emergency situations, there’s usually just a few short seconds to make a decision that will determine if someone will live or die.
When one Tennessee mom realized her 2-month-old baby stopped breathing, she was forced to make a split-second decision to not go to the hospital, and thankfully, that choice is the reason her baby boy is still alive right now.
Mom Carisa Young was driving her 2-month-old son Jaiden, who has a twin sister, to the doctor because she feared he had a cold when she suddenly realized he stopped breathing. “I was scared. I didn’t know what was going on. I was scared,” Young said. “I mean, it was my baby.”
Young knew they were at least 20 minutes from any medical help or hospitals and knew her son wouldn’t make it that long. In desperation, Young rushed to the nearest elementary school since they would have a school nurse and prayed that they would be able to revive her baby.
“When you get here, you expect it to be one of our students,” said teacher George Ellis, who was stunned to see the baby. The teachers managed to start Jaiden’s heart with an AED device, but when he stopped breathing a second time, they tried again. Luckily, he started breathing again and is now in a children’s hospital recovering. Doctors expect the baby to make a full recovery and will even be home for Christmas. “If he comes home for Christmas, that will be all I need,” Young said.
Watch the entire video below to see the incredible way elementary school teachers came together to save a stranger’s baby.
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