Mum Thanks Paramedic
19 January 2012, 17:56
Michelle Walkley from Corby phoned 999 when her nine day old daughter Alliza-Lilly became lifeless and started turning blue.
Ian Pratt from the East Midlands Ambulance Service was on the scene just four minutes after the call.
Ian has now had the chance to meet Alliza-Lilly and her mum again as Michelle wanted to the chance to thank him. He paid them a visit on Thursday 19 January 2012.
Ian responded very quickly and managed to create her just in time by doing one simple test:
"i just did one of the things we do on all children, a blood glucose test where we prick the heel of the foot and that showed up her blood glucose was low, it didn't even register on our machine so it shows her body was producing way too much insulin."
Alliza was then given an injection and taken to Kettering Hospital where she was diagnosed with a rare condition called Congenital Hyperinsulinism.
It affects 1 in every 40,000. She has since been treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Michelle told Heart: "The trained staff at Great Ormond Street were saying how well Ian initially so we wanted to put that across and thank him for his help, it was something so small but yet so significant"
Ian says its not very often paramedics get to see their patents after they've been taken to hospital so it was nice for him to be able to visit little Alliza-Lilly and see how her family are coping with her condition.
Her parents now have to monitor her blood sugar levels every four hours when she has a feed.
Michelle says they now take every day as it comes but she's hopeful her nine-week old daughter will have a bright future.