A brave toddler called for help using her mother’s mobile phone and let emergency services in, after finding her mum passed out at home.
Quick-thinking Kyla Nelson, who is two years old, dialled for help when she found her mother Kathryne lifeless at their home in Seacroft on Wednesday at around 2pm.
After calling her auntie on her mother’s BlackBerry mobile phone, Kyla calmly fed and looked after her hysterical seven-month-old brother Karson for 20 minutes, while emergency services were alerted.
She let them in when they arrived.
Full-time mum Kathryne, who had earlier complained of headaches and chest pains, was rushed to Leeds St James’s Hospital where it was found that she had passed out due to high blood pressure and low blood sugar.
The 20-year-old said: “I’m very proud of her, I always used to moan at her for using my phone but I’m glad now she knows how to use it.
“She was so brave – to know how to do it and to look after her brother as well is amazing.”
Kathryne said that all she remembers is picking Kyla up from nursery and getting home feeling unwell.
She woke up hooked to a heart monitor and surrounded by ambulance staff.
Kyla had gone through her mother’s previous calls, first calling a dentist and then a taxi in a bid to get help.
Kathryne said: “She phoned my sister and said I was sleeping and she couldn’t wake me up, they stayed on the phone to her all the time.
“She knew I was poorly, especially when the ambulance people were coming. I don’t think she understands how good of a thing she’s done.”
The heroic toddler is now set to be rewarded by her thankful mother, who is going to get a special bravery certificate made and buy her a new toy.
Kathryne added: “Anybody could have got in or they could have got out of the gate as obviously I don’t know how long I was out for.
“If it wasn’t for her phoning my sister who knows what might have happened.”
She said that she is now scared to be by herself with her children in case she passes out again but is now preparing to visit her GP for further blood test results in a bid to prevent this happening.