A 9-year-old Michigan boy saved his mother’s life last month when he told her to seek medical attention for her chest pain.
Kimberly Smith, 32, was a busy mother of two when she first started feeling discomfort in her chest, a tenderness that she originally thought and hoped she could just shake off while she cradled her newborn baby in her arms. But as minutes went by, the pain got persistently worse and she wasn’t sure what to do or how to get rid of it.
She told Inside Edition Detroit that the pain got so bad, “my baby, who’s only 7 pounds, was too heavy to hold against my chest. I thought I’d sleep it off while the kids were at school, but by the time my other son got home I had this crushing pain up against my chest.”
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As time went on, Smith stated that her son wouldn’t leave her side because he had become so worried about his mother and the pain she was feeling. Even when the mother stated that she just needed a nap and would be okay after that, he did’t believe it.
To convince Smith to do something, Camdyn explained how his school P.E. teacher told him that if a person is experiencing chest pain they should call 9-1-1. When Camdyn realized his mother had no plans to call for help he took things into his own hands. He put on his shoes and told her,”we need to go.”
“No, no,” his mother replied. But he continued and to push her out the door.
“He grabbed the diaper back and said ‘we have to go.’”
Smith explained that Camdyn was the only reason why she went to the doctor. “I wanted to ease his worries.”
A little while later, Smith arrived at a medical walk-in clinic to get checked out. Doctors discovered something wrong and immediately called for an ambulance. When she arrived at the hospital, they diagnosed the mother-of-two with Pulmonary Embolism, due to multiple blood clots in her lungs. The situation was so severe Smith could have died if she didn’t get immediate help.
Soon after, she realized that “(my son) literally saved my life. I keep thinking about it and I keep reading about it. Blood clots kill so many people.”
Adding that, “I can’t imagine not being with my children every day and not seeing them grow and he made that possible for me. What Camdyn did was heroic.”
Smith’s remained in the hospital for roughly a week and is now on blood thinner medication to make sure she does not suffer from blood clots again.
(H/T: Inside Edition Detroit)
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