Jennifer Abma found her sweet young daughter in her own bedroom suffering from heatstroke. She shared her terrifying story on social media. She wrote a Facebook post and shared one horrible photo of Anastasia, her daughter. This woman wanted to warn all other parents that there are possibilities of heatstroke.
She explains that her daughter went to take a nap. As mother, some time later, Jennifer went to check on her. Unfortunately she found her daughter “red faced, soaked in sweat and boiling.”
Terrified, she tried in every way to wake her young daughter.She called an ambulance when she was unable to wake her. This strong woman wrote, “This was the scariest moment of my life. She is my everything. This is severe heatstroke. There is absolutely nothing frightening and scarier than not being able to wake your own child. This situation is perfectly clear proof a child doesn’t need to be in the sun to get heat stroke.”
“Actually when the ambulance came, it took us 20 minutes to wake her up. They came with investigators because they didn’t know what to expect.”
Even though Anastasia had not been outside in the sun, her bedroom was extremely hot. Jennifer explained, “I really had no idea that her bedroom was so hot. But I went to check on her and wake her up red faced, soaked in sweat, boiling. I was unable to wake her for 15 minutes. Luckily the ambulance arrived so quickly that I could have never imagined. Doctors took her sugars which were 1.2 and should be above 4.
By posting this story, Jennifer, a mother of two, want to warn all other parents that heatstroke can happen even if the children aren’t out in the sun. She wrote, “This is a lesson that I’ve learned. I hope all other parents can take some actions from my experience and make sure to check the rooms in their houses. Unfortunately, they can be as dangerous as a hot car.”
Common signs of heatstroke in children are:
- Increased thirst
- Muscle cramps
- Vomiting or/and Nausea
- Increased sweating
- Clammy, cool skin
- Elevated body temperature
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