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CPR Saves Zayden's Life
Heidi Kuite will never forget the day her infant son nearly drowned in the bathtub of their Canvy, Oregon home.
She had stepped out of the room to grab a towel, leaving 10-month-old Zayden sitting in a safety bath seat. Heidi’s husband, Anthony, came into the room seconds later and found that Zayden had slipped out of his chair and was underwater.
Anthony quickly pulled him out of the water, but Zayden’s lips were blue and he wasn’t breathing.
Anthony began giving breaths and called for his wife. Heidi, who had taken a CPR course years earlier, remembered what to do and immediately started resuscitation efforts. A family friend called 9-1-1.
“I was praying as I was giving him CPR,” Heidi said.
Zayden regained consciousness and was taken to the hospital. He was released four hours later.
In August, Zayden celebrated his first birthday.
“Don’t ever walk away from your baby in the bathtub, not even for a second,” Heidi said. “I think that everybody should learn CPR. It doesn’t take that long to do it, and it could save a life.”