When Michigan handyman Bill Hogenson overheard two women making a frantic 911 call for an unresponsive baby, he rushed to their house.
They won't be teaching it in emergency response classes anytime soon, but a Michigan man helped save the life of a 5-month-old baby by clearing the infant's airway and nasal passages with, of all things, a turkey baster.
Man saves baby with turkey baster
Handyman Bill Hogenson was working at a home in Ludington, Mich., when he overheard two women in a nearby house frantically call 911 and tell the operator that the child they were babysitting was purple and not breathing, he told KSN.
Hogenson dashed into the house to help but when he administered CPR to 5-month-old Nessa Shoup, the child remained unresponsive.
That's when he rummaged through a drawer to find anything that would help and came up with a turkey baster. Miraculously, the device, normally used to get your Thanksgiving bird in tip-top shape, did the trick and cleared Shoup's respiratory tracts.
"I pat (sic) her on the back some more, spun her around, got a good look at her and she quit crying, smiled at me and I knew that we were going to be in the good," he told KSN.
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