Man uses turkey baster to save infant's life

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

Man saves baby with turkey baster
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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.

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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.

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"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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