Mom Thanks American Airlines Crew, Fellow Flyers For Saving Her Baby's Life

By R.J. Johnson - @rickerthewriter

April 29, 2019

American Airlines crew and passengers praised for helping save 11-month old baby

An American Airlines crew and several passengers are being praised for helping out a Florida mother and her infant child after the baby started seizing shortly before landing.

Janay Flowers, 28, was traveling with her daughter Nevaeh from Tampa to San Antonio when the 11-month-old girl began seizing about 10 minutes before the plane landed at DFW International Airport. According to her post on Instagram, Flowers said she had no idea what to do, except cry out for help.

"Two people immediately came to aid my baby and found that she was burning up. They took her onesie off and she was running a serious fever, her toes were blue, and she could barely breath. They called out for any doctors on the plane and about 3-4 additional people came running to help also."

The infant began foaming at the mouth and her feet turned blue The Dallas Morning News reported. Thankfully, Flowers' fellow passengers were there to help her and her daughter through the scary moment.

"All of these people worked diligently to cool my baby down while she was having a seizure. One man went to the front of the plane to ensure that the EMS was at the gate as soon as we landed. Another man got an oxygen tank and administered it to Nevaeh. Another man was taking her pulse. As soon as our plane landed, we all rushed to the front of the plane while they grabbed all of my belongings. One man carried my baby, one man kept thumping her foot to make her cry, I sang you are my sunshine and prayed like I never prayed before. It seemed to last forever."

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I would like to thank all of the passengers and flight crew who assisted my baby girl and I aboard #AmericanAirlines Flight 607 from Tampa to DFW on April 25, 2019. Nevaeh is doing well now, but on that flight the scariest moment of my life unfolded before my eyes. My precious baby girl had a febrile seizure when we were about 10 minutes out from landing in Dallas. I was traveling alone with Nevaeh and did not have a clue what to do but cry out for help. Two people immediately came to aid my baby and found that she was burning up. They took her onesie off and she was running a serious fever, her toes were blue, and she could barely breath. They called out for any doctors on the plane and about 3-4 additional people came running to help also. God had His hands on us. All of these people worked diligently to cool my baby down while she was having a seizure. One man went to the front of the plane to ensure that the EMS was at the gate as soon as we landed. Another man got an oxygen tank and administered it to Nevaeh. Another man was taking her pulse. As soon as our plane landed, we all rushed to the front of the plane while they grabbed all of my belongings. One man carried my baby, one man kept thumping her foot to make her cry, I sang you are my sunshine and prayed like I never prayed before. It seemed to last forever. As soon as the plane doors opened, the paramedics were there and transported us to the EMS and rushed us to the ER of Baylor Medical Center - Grapevine. Those nurses and doctors took great care of my baby and made her better. My family and I are beyond grateful for all of the care and treatment given to our baby. I am so thankful to God that He put the right people in the right place at the right time! God kept us and worked through those angels who cared for Nevaeh. If you can, please tag @americanair in the comments, because I would love for them to share my gratitude with the angels who assisted us and let them know she’s well!

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke say a febrile seizure is a type of convulsion, usually caused by a fever. Flowers told USA Today it was the first time her daughter had ever had that kind of seizure.

Paramedics met the plane after it landed in Dallas and took the mother and daughter to the emergency room at Baylor Medical Center in Grapevine, where doctors got a closer look at the infant.

"I would like to let everyone who was involved know that Nevaeh is doing well," Flowers said,

Flowers added that a representative with American Airlines reached out to her the day after the flight to see how Nevaeh was doing.

"He was super sweet!" she said.

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