Ten-year-old boy suffers cardiac arrest in the middle of the night

Ten-year-old boy suffers cardiac arrest in the middle of the night


Abigail Watson: I was sleeping and I heard
my brother not breathing properly. I tried to wake him up, but he wasn’t waking up so I went and called my dad. Christopher Watson: He just opened his mouth
and, “ahh…” like this, and it was very, very frightening. So I asked my daughter to call 911 and I was
still trying to.. “Bradley, Bradley!” … “wake up, wake
up!” And he was just “ahh…” like this. Dispatcher: I instructed him to do CPR on
his child. Christopher Watson: I know she was saying:
“just stay on the phone, be calm, they’re on their way.” Dispatcher: And I had him tell his daughter
to go open the door for the crews that were coming up. Firefighter: I remember walking in the apartment
and finding the father in the middle of the living room floor doing CPR on his son and
we took over from there. Paramedic 1: The fire crew was already there. They were doing CPR, they had shocked this
child; they defibrillated him one time. Our supervisor showed up and we all started
to do our job and worked collaboratively to have the best outcome for this child. District Chief Paramedic Operations: Usually
when we get calls for pediatrics that are unconscious in the middle of the night, it’s
usually a seizure. So that’s what I was thinking of when I
was going there. You kind of go through all the scenarios about
what could possibly be happening with this child. When I walked in the door, I was surprised
to see the firemen doing CPR. Paramedic 2: It made me a little uneasy because
my son was ten at the time; both my boys were eleven and ten at the time and it kind of
hit close to home. Paramedic 1: It probably hits home for anyone
because it’s a child. We’re not supposed to be going to children
in cardiac arrest. So I just knew we all had to do our best and
hope for the best for this child. Christopher Watson: It was very, very frightening. I would never ever wish any parent, or anybody
else, to experience something like this. I was so happy when the paramedics came. Trust me, they were angels. Trust me. It’s like one of those angels that God sends
to watch over us. Paramedic 1: I think everybody worked well;
the fire crew, the hospital staff. Everybody worked incredibly to ensure the
best for this child and it had a good outcome. Paramedic 2: I think any child that goes down,
we all tend to get our heartbeats up a little bit, and we all tend to think a little clearer. District Chief Paramedic Operations: This
was a really good outcome and I really wanted to follow up and see how he was doing. It was amazing – I think that’s the only
word I can say there. Firefighter: To know that he was going to
live and not have any detriments from it, that was really comforting to find out and
I’m really happy that me and the crew actually helped make a difference. District Chief Paramedic Operations: Without
the CPR, that child wouldn’t have the same positive outcome. So that father saved his life. Christopher Watson: I am just very happy and
thankful to God and thankful to the paramedics that assist. I must say I would like them to keep doing
what they’re doing. I have to give thanks to my bright shining
star daughter who helped along the way. You know, she was the one who recognized that
something was happening to her brother. She went in and she called me, “daddy, daddy,
something is wrong with Bradley!” Bradley Watson: Thank you, Abby. Thank you very much for looking after me. Abigail Watson: I just want to say thank you
for helping my brother and doing what you do best, you know.