Sarah Boyd and Family. Husband Darren, son Lewis, daughters Keely and Hannah. Keely helped save Sarah when she suffered an epileptic fit.
Published on Friday 2 November 2012 15:23
A QUICK-THINKING ten-year-old rushed to her pregnant mother’s rescue after she had an epileptic fit.
Schoolgirl Keely Cattigan jumped into action to move potential dangerous objects out of mum Sarah Boyd’s way while she fitted, before calling an ambulance.
She even handed maternity notes to paramedics and told them how far along her mum’s pregnancy was. The incident happened two weeks ago at the family’s Lakes Estate home in Bletchley. Keely had been at home with her seven-year-old sister Hannah, and brother Lewis, three, when her mum had the fit.
Dad Darren Cattigan, who was at work at the time, said: “I am a very, very proud dad. I walked through the door just after the paramedics had arrived and Keely came to me with a massive beaming smile and said ‘I did it daddy, mummy had a fit and I called the ambulance.”
Sarah, who has had epilepsy for 17 years, added: “It would be scary enough for an adult to handle let alone a 10-year-old as even adults can panic, but we were told she was cool as a cucumber.” South Central Ambulance Service Technician Michelle Coulson said: “Keely was awesome.”