Jennifer Abma just had the scariest moment of her life.
Abma was spending time at home with her daughter Anastasia when the little one decided to bed down for a nap. Abma got a funny feeling she should check on her daughter… and she hasn’t stopped thanking God that she did. Abma opened her daughter’s door and was met with a blast of hot air she couldn’t believe… and saw Anastasia lying on her bed, unresponsive.
She shared the terrifying moments that followed on her Facebook page to warn other parents the dangers of ‘sunless’ heat stroke.
THIS was my evening, this was the scariest moment I’ve had to imagine, THIS is severe heatstroke.There is nothing scarier than not being able to wake your baby up. THIS is clear proof a child doesn’t need to be in the sun to get heat stroke. It took us 20 minutes to wake her up, when ambulance came, they came with investigators because they didn’t know what to expect as did I.This was proof how fast things change.
Anastasia put herself for a nap. I had no idea how hot her bedroom was until I went to wake her up soaked in sweat, red face, boiling, and unable to wake her for 15 minutes.Ambulance arrived faster than I could have ever imagined and took her sugars which were 1.2 and should be above 4. They administered sucrose and in minutes she started crying, clearly scared.
No it is not my fault this happened to her, but it is hard not to blame yourself.This is a lesson learnt & hopefully other parents can take something from this & make sure you are checking the rooms in your house, because they can be as dangerous as a hot car.
Her original post on her Instagram is here:
Abma was surprised that her post went viral, and she told HuffPost UK that while she expected horrible comments, most were supportive. “Despite at first thinking, I would be judged I’m glad I shared in the hope it will help another family.”
Heat stroke is a medical emergency that, when untreated, can be deadly. Make sure your children are always in a cool place when resting. Luckily, little Anastasia is okay!
Always be sure to check the temperature in all your bedrooms
Share and spread her message!
SOURCE: INSTAGRAM ; HUFFPOST