A five-year-old girl saved her mum’s life with a Facetime call to her friend after she had a seizure on the kitchen floor.
Nicola Collins from Birkenhead, Merseyside, was making daughter Autumn crumpets in the kitchen on October 28, when she suffered an epileptic fit.
Quick-thinking Autumn tried to put a pillow under Nicola’s head to support her but she was unable to keep her still.
The youngster then quickly found her mum’s phone which had fallen down the side of the sofa, unlocked it using the passcode and called her mum’s best friend Laura on Facetime.
Laura’s niece answered the phone and Autumn said: “Can you tell Laura that my mummy is having a fit.”
Thanks to the five-year-old’s quick thinking Laura who lives down the road from Nicola, came round to the house and phoned for an ambulance, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Nicola said: “She can’t spell but she listens when I speak to Laura and she recognises the words.
“She remembered my passcode and she went in my phone contacts and phoned my friend who lives down the road.
“Laura said she sounded so brave and calm on the phone.
“She came up but the keys weren’t in the door so she talked Autumn through finding the keys and putting them through the letter box to open the door.”
Nicola said she must have been having a seizure the entire time that Autumn and Laura were trying to find the keys to open the front door.
The 42-year-old who has suffered from absent seizures, as a result of her epilepsy, since she was a young child said she has had five seizures in the last five years but this one was particularly bad.
She was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital by ambulance where she spent the night.
Doctors are unsure of what caused the severity of the seizure and Nicola is now recovering at home while she awaits a further hospital appointment.
Nicola said: “I can’t believe she went and found my phone took the code off, went in my contacts and phoned my friend.
“I’m so proud of her. She saved my life.
“You bite your tongue during seizures so she will have seen blood coming out of my mouth.
“She’s been really good. It must have been so frightening for her.”
Autumn, who is a pupil at Birkenhead High School Academy (BHSA) Juniors, has since been awarded a badge for her bravery and courage in an emergency.
Nicola added: “A lot of my clients I do hairdressing for have been bringing her gifts and my sisters, saying they’re really proud of her.
“Rightfully so she’s being spoilt.”