Saturday, 8 December 2007

Four-year-old saves mother with 999 call

A four-year-old girl dialled 999 when her mother collapsed, fetched her medicine - and changed into a Cinderella outfit so she looked smart for the trip to hospital. When Hannah Lerego had an asthma attack at home in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, her daughter Olivia fetched her inhaler, stroked her hair to bring her round and described her symptoms to paramedics. Lerego, 30, said: "I don't think I would be alive without Olivia. When they asked if my lips were blue she said they were pink like hers but turning purple and she knew that for sure because purple is her favourite colour."
Steven Morris

This story made me cry.

16 comments:

Daisy said...

how terribly sweet lilith...thank you for sharing...

Lilith said...

After all the bad news and general outrage and crappiness that is about, this was just too much for me Daisy. What a total honey!

electro-kevin said...

Nice story, Lilith.

Philipa said...

What a great story Lilith :-))

The Hitch said...

Wonderful (+:
Outstanding little girl.

Thanks for that.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Wonderful story!

Scroblene said...

If only we better understood what kids listen to, and what they hear, they would love us all the more, and we would them.

That short story speaks volumes about what a mum and daught have.

Fabulous!

electro-kevin said...

What do you think Pig will make of his first Christmas ?

True Blue said...

Electro: Pig will probably think Christmas is a "Load of Baubles".
Bum Bum ! Hee Hee, Oops I mean`t Ho Ho Hoo !

Talking of Christmas, We`re thinking of suspending our tree from the ceiling this year, to keep grandaughter Olivia (20mths.) from stripping it, Cat Chloe for bopping all the baubles off it and Rocco our Pug Granpup from eating it !

Newmania said...

Asthsma is so scary. I found my wifes mother dead. I didn`t know and had a dreadful few minutes unable to get close enought o give mouth to mouth..( she had been gone for hours )

I showed little composure , it was terrifying .

This , on the other hand is agood story

Lilith said...

Newmania, that is so grim for you. What a terrifying time.


All the evidence suggests I go to pieces in an emergency. It's the long haul stress that's my forte..

Lilith said...

E-K, Pig will probably not notice Christmas...

Trubes, how gorgeous for you!

True Blue said...

Lilith: I mean`t to say on my previous post to you, (but got carried away with Xmas Trees,kids n pets etc.) What a little "Star "
4yr. old Olivia was, having the sense of mind to look after her Mummy when she was so poorly. It brought tears to my eyes too. "Putting her Cinderella outfit on to look smart for the Hospital". Well that really was too much, the tears really poured then. Don`t some kids make you feel humble ? I just love them, nearly every day one or other of my little grandchildren, say or do something that warms my heart! Today, Molly aged 3.3/4 is a Wise Man in her School Nativity Play. As she lives in Guildford,Surrey; we won`t be able to see her first production, but no doubt her doting parents will be sending "The Movie" via Tìnternet, as I write !

killemallletgodsortemout said...

Brings a tearette to the eye. Nice one, Lilith.

mutleythedog said...

Super story Ms Lilith... great blogging.

Ms Smack said...

awwwwwwwwww what a great story! :) thanks.