IsraelSeen Exclusive – Daniel Shore Sick in Bed Hears the Call for Help
Daniel Shore had been sick at home for two days and unable to go to classes when his United Hatzalah radio crackled alerting him to a medical emergency nearby. A baby had been suffering convulsions and needed assistance. Despite feeling ill, Shore knew that this was an emergency and didn’t hesitate for an instant. He dashed outside to his ambucycle and raced to the address, and arrived in 60 seconds.
Shore pulled on his medical gloves as onlookers urgently waved him inside. A two year-old boy was convulsing on the ground as the boy’s hysterical father stood by helplessly. Daniel immediately administered high flow oxygen through a non-rebreather mask while protecting the boy’s thrashing head from injury on the hard store floor.
The child’s seizure soon subsided, however he remained unconscious, his breathing became dangerously slow and he started to turn blue. Shore expertly inserted an oropharyngeal airway, began artificial respiration, and carefully monitored the boy’s pulse. Even with the oxygen, the boy’s condition continued to deteriorate, and his heart stopped – he was clinically dead. Daniel immediately began CPR on the child. After two minutes of intense efforts, he regained a pulse – the CPR was a success.
The little boy began to breathe on his own and even began coughing. The child slowly regained consciousness, and by the time the intensive care ambulance arrived 25 minutes later, the boy was alert and looking around. The child was rushed to the hospital, where his heart stopped again, and doctors successfully revived him. His condition continued to fluctuate as doctors ran numerous tests until they finally succeeded in identifying the cause and could begin appropriate treatment.
Without the initial CPR, the toddler would have died in the store. Thankfully, Daniel was there in time to help assist in saving the boy’s life.