A mom is feeling incredibly thankful after passengers and crew on her flight rallied together to save her baby.
Taking a flight can be a stressful and downright scary experience. Even if you don't have a fear of flying, traveling thousands of feet in the air can still be pretty unnerving. Although it is unlikely that something will go wrong, we are all very aware of things that can go wrong. Plus, if you suffer an issue on board, you are a long way from the nearest hospital.
Having something go wrong with yourself will be traumatic enough, but that feeling of helplessness will be magnified if it's your child. Janay Flowers suffered through that living hell recently while traveling with American Airlines. During a flight from Tampa to Dallas, Janay's 11-month-old daughter Nevaeh began to have a seizure.
Since it was a febrile seizure, and Nevaeh had never suffered from one before, Janay had no idea what was happening or what to do. According to USA Today, a febrile seizure is one brought on by a fever that is usually caused by an infection. Not knowing what was happening, Janay cried out for help. Crew and passengers immediately sprung to her and Nevaeh's aid and went to work.
"They took her onesie off and she was running a serious fever, her toes were blue, and she could barely breathe," Janay explained. A real team effort then unfolded to make sure Nevaeh was okay until they reached the ground. People helped to cool her down, administered her with oxygen, took her pulse, and made sure medical professionals were waiting to meet them as soon as the plane hit the ground.
Nevaeh was rushed to a local emergency room as soon as the plane landed and Janay has since let everyone know that she is doing okay. Janay also said that her little one is "back to being a happy baby." American Airlines has also released a statement regarding the incident. "We are proud of our colleagues and are grateful to them and our customers, who also stepped up to help a family in need," said an American Airlines spokesperson.