Daycare workers’ quick actions save infant’s life

The staff performed CPR for eight minutes before an ambulance arrived


By EMS1 Staff

CONWAY, S.C. — A baby is alive thanks to daycare staff and an EMS crew’s quick response.

WMBF News reported that 2-month-old Melissa went limp and began to change color at the Land of Learning daycare center. The staff quickly called 911 and began trying to revive her.

“We started breath and chest compressions; that was the scariest thing I'd ever done,” Land of Learning director Mary Justice said.

The staff performed CPR for eight minutes before an ambulance arrived. Melissa’s condition improved six minutes into the transport.

“We were told in the ambulance en route to the hospital that she started breathing and when she started breathing, I don't know if anybody could have cried and screamed any louder than we did,” Justice said.

Tests showed that Melissa may have a heart abnormality and now has a heart monitor.

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