Two young boys are being hailed as they saved their grandmother’s life by performing CPR when she suffered a heart attack. According to a foreign news report, the two brothers, Kian 10, and Grayson Wu, 7, were about to watch a movie at their grandmother Patti Chatterson’s house in Saskatoon, Canada, when the incident occurred. However, the two were unaware that the 62-year-old was suffering a major heart attack and had gone into a cardiac arrest.
Their mother Lee Chatterson Wu, who is a nurse, had taught them cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) just five months before the incident happened. However, she had no idea that the two would be using the procedure so soon.
The boys then called 911 and continued to perform the emergency procedure on their grandmother till the ambulance arrived, a report stated. “It was so scary,” Grayson told the news website. “I didn’t want to let our grandma die.” “We just acted,” added Kian.
Fortunately, the grandmother reached hospital on time and has made full recovery. Chatterson told the news company that she is lucky to be alive and thanks her grandsons for saving her life.The family said they are now sharing their story as an example of the importance of learning CPR at any age.
When the heart stops, the lack of oxygenated blood can cause brain damage in only a few minutes. A person may die within eight to 10 minutes. CPR can keep oxygenated blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs until more definitive medical treatment can restore a normal heart rhythm. CPR doubles the survival rate of patients who go into cardiac arrest even though only about eight percent of CPR patients are saved by the procedure, even when backup help is called immediately.