A young and healthy schoolboy has passed away for 15 nerve-wracking minutes after suddenly suffering cardiac arrest at his home.
Watch Father Reveal How His Healthy Son Suffered Cardiac Arrest!
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Much to the shock of 42-year-old dad Jason Plant, his 7-year-old son Tommy suddenly collapsed on the floor while the two were in their home in Birmingham, UK.
According to the reports, the boy was in perfect condition but his heart managed to stop two times.
Fortunately, the quick-witted father was able to save the boy’s life by performing CPR for several minutes while waiting for the paramedics to arrive.
Despite being dead for as long as 15 minutes, Tommy was successfully resuscitated by the specialists who rushed to the home.
After spending 16 days under observation in the hospital, Tommy was finally allowed to go home. However, the baffled doctors couldn’t find out what caused the “perfectly healthy” boy to suddenly go into cardiac arrest.
“It was terrifying – Tommy was just about clinging to life when the paramedics arrived. He’d woken up fine, he had a little cough and cold but nothing major,” father Jason recalled.
“My wife, Alison, 41, had woken him up and said everything was fine at first but just minutes after being downstairs that he turned grey, at that point Alison called 999 for help.
“I was at the shop when she rang, and I ran home – I knew straight away that something was horrendously wrong.
“He looked like he’d had a big shock, he was pale, sweating and becoming unresponsive. I pleaded with him to say daddy, to squeeze my hand – he managed it to begin with but I knew he was getting worse.
“Alison then called for an ambulance a second time while I started CPR, it was the scariest moment of our lives. He technically died for 15 minutes before his heart restarted.”
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