'HE WAS GONE'
I saved my baby when his heart stopped – it is all thanks to CPR training I was given at work
A MUM saved her baby when his heart stopped thanks to CPR training she was given at work.
Hayley Gardyj was leaving a vet’s to drive home when eight-week-old Brodie, on his first outing after being born prematurely, suddenly stopped crying.
Nursery worker Hayley, 37, said: “His head was back. He went all floppy. I knew he was gone.
“I remembered my training a year before.
“I did compressions for three minutes then he came round.”
A vet’s assistant applied oxygen until an ambulance arrived.
Brodie’s heart stopped twice more in hospital. He is now recovering from a collapsed lung.
Mum-of-three Hayley, of Melksham, Wiltshire, is campaigning to make CPR training for new parents compulsory.
Her petition has accrued over 200 signatures already.
The relieved mum said: “It was the most awful day in my life and it’s been haunting me ever since.
“I don’t go out often without my husband - he is my rock. He keeps me sane.
“I am concentrating on this petition to make CPR training for new parents mandatory because it means I am concentrating my efforts into something good.
“My anger, my stress, my worry, all concentrated into something good.”