Kids Use CPR to save 12 week old baby

6:55 PM, Mar 14, 2013   |    comments
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MARIETTA, Ga -- What would you do if your child all of a sudden stopped breathing?   It's a frightening scenario that one Marietta mother found herself in just last week.

"I was sitting in the living room with the baby and I noticed that he was off that day.  He seemed kind of non-responsive to my smile.  Something didn't feel right.  At that point I put my finger under his nose and realized he was not breathing," said Susanna Rohm, mother of 12 weeks old Isiah Rohm.

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"We were outside playing football and somebody yelled call 911," said Rocky Hurt, 9 years old, and Ethan Wilson, 10 years old. They helped save the life of the infant.

"I said even if it's a burglar we still need to help because it's the right thing to do," Hurt said.

"We found that the baby was not breathing.  She was splashing water on his face and Rocky and I thought she was doing CPR," Wilson added.

"I am just continuing to scream not knowing what to do and then Rocky runs in, whom I never met, and he is standing behind me," Rohm said.

"Use two fingers, push on the chest 5-10 times, tilt back the baby's head, plug the nose, and breathe into the baby's month," the boys added.

"He said it so confidently that I just listened to him right away," Rohm said.

Hurt and Wilson said they learned how to do CPR from posted signs at their school cafeteria, Sedalia Park Elementary.

"We just wanted to know just in case it happened but we never knew we would have to do it in real life," the boys said.

"If Rocky hadn't been outside playing right then, I definitely would not have the baby sitting in my lap right now," Rohm added.

"We didn't care if we were on the news, we just cared about saving that baby," the boys said.

While a bill is pending in the State Legislature to require basic CPR training in schools across Georgia, you can get training now for you and your children.

The courses are offered through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association and Georgia CPR.

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