children in emergency

posted on September 1, 2005 - 3:36pm
In 1986, my older daughter, Katie, who had spinal muscular atrophy type 2 (SMA2), was ill and stayed home from eighth grade. Abruptly, she went into respiratory arrest. I gave her CPR, called 911, and gave her some more CPR. The paramedics stabilized her, and we left immediately for the hospital. Now you may be thinking that this was the emergency, but it was only half of it. My younger daughter...

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