Four-year-old in UK ‘saves mother’s life’ by calling 999 after severe asthma attack

Katie Humphries suffered a severe asthma attack at her home in Southampton.
Four-year-old in UK ‘saves mother’s life’ by calling 999 after severe asthma attack

A mother says her four-year-old daughter saved her life by calling 999 when she suffered a severe asthma attack.

Katie and Faye Humphries (Family handout/PA)
Katie and Faye Humphries (Family handout/PA)

After telling her daughter that “Mummy needs help”, the youngster called 999 and asked for an ambulance.

Ms Humphries told PA: “She said ‘Mummy can’t breathe’, they asked how old I was, she couldn’t answer how old, they then asked what is my name and she answered ‘Mummy Humphries’.

“They stayed on the phone with her all the time and she let the paramedics in. She was so calm for a four-year-old.”

Faye Humphries (Family handout/PA)
Faye Humphries (Family handout/PA)

Praising her daughter, Ms Humphries said: “If it wasn’t for her, I do not think I would be here now because I couldn’t get my breath, my chest was getting tighter and tighter, my hands and feet were tingly, it was really the worst asthma attack I’ve had.”

She added: “When I got home from the hospital, she asked me ‘Mummy, am I in trouble?’ because I have always told her 999 is not to be played around with, but I said because it was an emergency you are allowed to call 999.”

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