A four-year-old boy has been hailed a hero after he calmly dialled 999 when his mum fainted and knocked herself unconscious – after learning what to do from a children’s STORY BOOK.
Little Henry Davies instinctively phoned the emergency services after his mother Chloe, 29, tripped and banged her head on the living room table on May 21.
The toddler told the operator what had happened and directed paramedics to the house in Coundon, Coventry, and even offered the ambulance crew a drink once they arrived.
Incredibly, Henry, who only turned four last month, also phoned his dad, Ian, who was driving at the time, to tell him about Chloe’s fall.
His swift actions have now been praised by West Midlands Ambulance Service who described his initiative as “amazing”.
Proud dad Ian, 35, says: “Chloe has been unwell with glandular fever which has made her feel quite poorly.
“I left for work early at about 7.30am and as she got up after I went she felt quite dizzy and faint and stumbled.
“The next thing she remembers is coming to on the floor and hearing Henry talking to someone.
“He had seen her fall and hit her head on the table, but he couldn’t wake her up. So he picked up the phone, opened it and dialled 999 for an ambulance.
“I was on the M1 heading towards Nottingham when I had a call from Henry saying that mummy had fallen over and he had rung for an ambulance.
“He is very proud of himself and very pleased to have saved mummy. He’s phoned just about every grandparent under the sun to tell them what he did.”
“Chloe did not need to go to hospital for treatment after the accident and was soon joined back at home by Ian who had turned around immediately after receiving the call from Henry.
“Chloe had shown him what to do if there was an emergency, but that was a few months ago so how he remembered I don’t know.
“It’s great that he did though as it could have been worse if she had hit her head off the corner of the table or had fell in the conservatory on the hard floor.
“The paramedics were really impressed and made a real fuss of him, saying how clever he was.”
“Apparently he even went and met them at the gate outside the front door and also asked them if they wanted a drink when they got inside.”
Ian, a project manager for energy firm E.on, and wife Chloe have been married since 2009 and also have a 12-month-old son called Noah.
Chloe, a full time mum, said: “Henry has a story book on what to do in an emergency which we’ve read a few times.
“Ian works away at times so we thought that they need to know what to do in an emergency.
“The first thing I remember when I came round was Henry putting up the phone to my ear and the emergency service staff asking me to confirm the address.
“He even put a blanket over me. The ambulance crew were amazed. We’re as proud as punch.
“It’s miraculous what he has done. Noah was in his high chair, and Henry even said ‘Don’t worry mummy, I’ll look after Noah’.
“He is so bright but I hope it encourages other parents to explain to their children what to do in an emergency too because young kids obviously can understand it.”
Little Henry said: “I rang the ambulance. Mummy showed me how to do it.
“I went and answered the front door. I just knew what to do.”
A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “It is amazing that a four-year-old child managed to call 999 after his mother fell ill at the family home.
“The child was exceptionally calm when making the call to explain that his mother was ‘poorly’.
“A short time later the mother recovered consciousness and was able to talk directly with the call taker before an ambulance arrived.
“The mother was treated by an ambulance crew at home and did not require further hospital treatment.”