Parenting comes with its fair share of challenges, and one recurring struggle is getting children to listen. The frustration of repeating requests or arguments can be overwhelming, leaving parents wondering how to discipline their kids effectively and make them pay attention.
When kids are young, we understand their limited comprehension, and patience becomes key. In a remarkable turn of events, a 9-year-old boy’s refusal to ignore his mother’s distress ended up saving her life.
Kimberly, the boy’s mother, initially brushed off chest pains as inconsequential. Juggling the responsibilities of caring for her 4-week-old baby, she chose to ignore the weight on her chest, simply seeking rest. However, her 9-year-old son’s return from school marked a turning point.
Observing his mother clutching her chest in pain, he remembered advice from his gym teacher: “He said, ‘My health teacher said that when someone grabs their chest like that, I’m supposed to call 911,'” Kimberly recounted. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, she decided to heed her persistent son’s words.
Had she not heeded her son’s advice, doctors warned that she might never have regained consciousness. Swiftly attending a nearby walk-in clinic, Kimberly was subsequently rushed to the hospital. Medical professionals diagnosed her with pulmonary embolisms in both lungs, attributing it to protein S deficiency, which increases the risk of blood clots.
Her son’s timely intervention proved pivotal, and Kimberly expressed profound gratitude for her son, Camdyn. Reflecting on the ordeal, she shared on a GoFundMe page initiated to assist with her medical expenses, “It was the single most scary thing I’ve gone through.
The thought of not being with my children is heart-wrenching.” She aimed to spread awareness about blood clots and emphasized the importance of recognizing bodily signals.
Throughout her recovery, Camdyn steadfastly remained by his mother’s side, a testament to his unwavering care and concern. Kimberly was deeply moved by her son’s actions, saying, “I’m still getting teary-eyed about it. It warms my heart to know my children care for me so much.”