A mother reached out on Instagram to thank the crew members and passengers on an American Airlines flight for coming to her aid when her 11-month-old daughter suffered from a seizure just before the plane landed in Dallas, Texas.
“I was traveling alone with Nevaeh and did not have a clue what to do but cry out for help,” Flowers wrote in an Instagram post about the incident. “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[e],” she added. “They called out for any doctors on the plane and about 3-4 additional people came running to help also.”
Flowers told USA Today that Nevaeh had never had a seizure like that before.
“[It] was hard to see my little baby like that,” she said.
Flowers wrote in the post that the passengers worked with her to try and keep Nevaeh cool, and one man even went to the front of the plane to make sure that EMS was at the gate as soon as the plane landed.
“Another man got an oxygen tank and administered it to Nevaeh. Another man was taking her pulse,” she wrote. “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.”
Nevaeh was rushed to Baylor Medical Center-Grapevine when the flight landed, where she was successfully treated.
“I would like to let everyone who was involved know that Nevaeh is doing well,” Flowers added, noting that the baby is “back to being a happy baby.”
American Airlines spokesperson Ross Feinstein told USA Today that the company is grateful that the little girl is doing better.
“This medical emergency last week highlights the tremendous care and professionalism of American’s team members, and specifically, in this situation, our flight attendants and DFW team. We are proud of our colleagues and are grateful to them and our customers, who also stepped up to help a family in need, for their quick actions,” Feinstein added.