Terrified Mom Realizes Her Toddler Had A ‘Sunless’ Heatstroke

July 29, 2017
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We’ve all heard of the dangers of leaving kids or animals in hot cars over the summer.

We hear a number of stories about civilians and police officers saving children and pets from hot cars and some are not so lucky.

The biggest problem is the potential for heatstroke, which can be dangerous and even deadly.

Heatstroke is a condition which is caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures.

It requires emergency treatment and untreated heatstroke can quickly damage your brain, heart, kidneys and muscles. The damage can worsen the longer treatment is delayed, increasing your risk of serious complications or death.

Hot cars are not the only place where one can suffer heatstroke. A mom, Jennifer Abma, is sharing the terrifying story of what happened to her daughter, Anastasia. She wants to warn other parents about the dangers.

She wrote:

THIS was my evening, this was the scariest moment I’ve had to imagine, THIS is severe heatstroke.There is nothing scarier than not being able to wake your baby up.

THIS is clear proof a child doesn’t need to be in the sun to get heatstroke. It took us 20 minutes to wake her up, when ambulance came, they came with investigators because they didn’t know what to expect as did I.

This was proof how fast things change.Anastasia put herself for a nap. I had no idea how hot her bedroom was until I went to wake her up soaked in sweat, red face, boiling and unable to wake her for 15 minutes, ambulance arrived faster than I could have ever imagined and took her sugars which were 1.2 and should be above 4, they administered sucrose and in minutes she started crying clearly scared.Still I’m shook and I can’t imagine what would have happened if I didn’t go check on her.

We definitely had God on our side yesterday and I am thankful for emergency services and Jay who came as fast as possible to keep me together.

Were you aware that hot bedrooms could be as dangerous as hot cars?

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