A mum narrowly avoided death when she stabbed herself in the chest after tripping over her two dogs in the kitchen and onto an upright KITCHEN KNIFE.
Sarah Lane, 31, suffered a two-inch wound through her chest after falling on the 4.5-inch blade in her draining tray while sterilising baby bottles for her two young sons.
The full-time chef collapsed in a pool of blood in front of her horrified daughter Freya, 12, following the freak accident at around 2.30am on Saturday (15/4).
Luckily the quick-thinking youngster alerted Sarah’s boyfriend, Peter Harnett, 36, who dialled 999 and paramedics dashed to the house in Kingstanding, Birmingham.
Doctors revived the mum-of-three but her heart stopped after she was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital and she had to be placed on life support.
Incredibly, Sarah made a full recovery and returned home to her family and two dogs – Tie, a Staffie, and Kiara, a husky – later on Saturday afternoon.
Today she said: “I’d just got back from meeting friends and was sterilising bottles for my two young sons, Lincoln and Theo, ready for the morning.
“I was going backwards and forwards sterilising ten or 12 bottles and I tripped over the dog.
“I fell on to the draining board and collapsed on the floor. Freya heard the noise and came in to see if I was alright.
“She said ‘You must have fallen on that knife,’ but I hadn’t noticed anything. I said I hadn’t and she helped me up.
“Then blood started gushing out of my ribs. Freya screamed, and then I noticed the draining board was covered in blood.
“I collapsed back on the floor as Freya went up the stairs. I can’t remember anything after that, but Freya and got Peter and they sat me in a chair.
“I kept falling off it as they got towels and tried to cover the bleeding. Freya called my sister Stella too, who lives a few doors up and came to help.
“My body shut down and paramedics were pumping my chest. I was losing blood.
“I don’t remember much but I recall lots of people around me and a doctor in the ambulance who shoved his hand in my chest.”
Sarah was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she collapsed again as her heart stopped.
She said: “I just remember coming to, and the medics saying if it wasn’t for my daughter I wouldn’t be here now.
“She has been so brave. I don’t know what I would do without her.
“My partner was amazing, as was my sister and I cannot thank the QE staff enough.”
Freya said: “I heard mum collapse and saw blood on her chest on the floor.
“She said she wasn’t bleeding, but as I helped her up it all started coming out.
“I didn’t know what to do. I just ran up to get Peter and we put towels on her to try and stop the breathing.
“I would do it again. I needed to help. I’m glad she’s ok now.”