The quick thinking of two police officers in Manchester, England saved the life of a six-day-old baby who was unable to breathe.
It's quite a dark topic to talk about and one most of us pray we never have to deal with. Something that we wouldn't even wish on our worst enemies. Our children and babies falling ill and maybe even passing away. It is every parent's worst nightmare. It is likely even every potential future parent's worst nightmare too.
If you're lucky enough to have never been through that trauma then you thankfully have no idea how it feels. However, just try to imagine how the parents of a six-day-old baby in Manchester, England felt when all of a sudden, their baby couldn't breathe. Little Isaac had started choking while his parents were out with him early in the morning and desperately awaited the arrival of an ambulance.
Isaac's father Shane had managed to stabilize his son using CPR, an incredible feat in itself and something many of us probably wouldn't have had a cool enough head to do given the situation. Then, while they eagerly awaited the arrival of an ambulance, a police car happened to pass which Shane and his wife flagged down for help. It was the quick thinking of the two officers inside that likely saved Isaac's life.
The officers, PC Kieran Sweeney, and PC Claire Slater were on their way back from being on patrol in nearby town Bolton, as reported by The Independent. When they realized the severity of the situation they had stumbled upon, they immediately sprung into action. Sweeny sped Isaac to the closest hospital while Slater continued to perform CPR on the little one in the back of the patrol car.
On top of that, the officers also had the savvy to radio ahead and let hospital staff know that they were coming. As well as staff being able to prepare for their arrival, that also allowed the incoming ambulance to be called off and possibly rerouted to somewhere else that it was needed. Shane and Isaac's mom Karin have naturally expressed their gratitude for what the officers did, and it doesn't bear thinking about what might have been had they not happened to pass by at that exact moment.