BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A New Jersey state trooper managed to become somewhat of a local hero after he saved the life of a two-week-old infant who stopped breathing. Following the incident, the infant was taken to the hospital, where the doctors determined that there are no signs of brain damage due to the lack of oxygen.
New Jersey State Trooper Rushes to Neighbor’s House
According to Robert Meyer, the hero of the day, he just got home for a late-shift and fell asleep when he was woken up by someone banging on the front door. The unexpected caller was a grandfather who lives four houses away from Meyer.
Even though the man never spoke to Meyer, when his two-week-old granddaughter Elizabeth started choking, he got out of the house and went to Meyer’s house as he saw a parked state patrol car. Meyer opened the door and saw the man was in a visible state of shock.
When the New Jersey state trooper asked him to calm down and to tell him exactly what happened, the man told Meyer that he was bottle-feeding Elizabeth, when the infant started vomiting. A couple of seconds later, the infant started choking.
Hearing the man’s plea, the New Jersey State Trooper rushed out of the house, still wearing his pajamas and went straight to where the man was leaving. According to Meyer, when he got there, the infant already turned blue, a tell-tale sign of blocked airways.
The state trooper asked the family member for a pump in order to clear out Elizabeth’s airway. After a couple of seconds, the infant started breathing normally. Meyer later called his colleagues and took the infant to the local emergency room.
After examining the infant, the doctors concluded that Elizabeth would be just fine, as there is no brain damage.
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