3-Year-Old Uses Song Lyrics to Call 911 for Mother


 
 

| Wednesday, June 25, 2008


JEMS.com Editor's Note: This patient has a history of vasovagal syncope. Brush up on your skills for treating these patients by reading the November 2003JEMSarticle, "Understanding syncope: The pathophysiology & assessment of a challenging condition that EMS crews frequently encounter."

GUTHRIE, Okla. -- A 3-year-old girl used the simple song lyrics "911 green" to call 911 and get help after her pregnant mother fainted.

Jessica Eaves taught her daughter, Madelyn, the song a week before she fainted due to a medical condition called vasovogal syncope (vayzo-vay-gal SIN'-kuh-pea).

When the 24-year-old and 3-months-pregnant Eaves fainted, Madelyn picked up her mother's BlackBerry phone.

She pressed 911 and the green button and was connected to a dispatcher.

In the recently released 911 call, Madelyn was able to answer questions about her house and cars outside that led emergency workers to the home.

And this isn't the first time Madelyn has used a phone to call for help for her mother.

Eaves first learned of her condition a year ago and taught her daughter the lyrics "green, green, green."

When Eaves lost consciousness back then, Madelyn picked up a cell phone and pressed the green button which called the last person Eaves had called and that person called for help.




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