Mother saves her son's life after sliotar hit causes his heart to stop during match
This is incredible.
A mother helped to save her son's life after he was seriously injured during a hurling match.
The 13-year-old sustained a blow from a sliotar which caused his heart to stop.
The young boy's mother, who is also a nurse, instantly went to his rescue and went to work performing CPR on her son while waiting for the emergency services to arrive.
The teenager went into cardiac arrest after the sliotar struck him on the left side of his chest. The blow caused his heart to stop for over three minutes.
According to The Independent 'along with the CPR, a defibrillator was applied and one shock delivered achieved return of spontaneous circulation'.
Thanks to the quick action of his mother and the paramedics the boy's heart began to beat again. While he is recovering steadily the 13-year-old has been advised not to participate in any sports for the next three months and is undergoing beta-blockade therapy.