Mum's emotional 'thank you' to Qantas flight staff who stepped in when her son fell ill

Australian mum-of-two Elise Doohan has praised the actions of quick-thinking Qantas staff.
Facebook/Elise Doohan

Australian mum-of-two Elise Doohan has praised the actions of quick-thinking Qantas staff.

A mum has written an emotional thank you to Qantas staff who stepped in when her son fell ill on a recent flight.

Elise Doohan, from Perth, Australia, was travelling with her two sons when 1-year-old Sebastian had a frightening febrile convulsion on the flight from Sydney.

"He went floppy, he vomited and his eyes rolled into the back of his head. He wasn't responding and had turned completely white! I was panicking." she wrote on the Australian airline's Facebook page about the incident on November 13.

"I stood up to try get the attention of an air hostess, and I already had one running towards me," Doohan continued.

"She grabbed my baby without hesitation, who was covered in vomit, and ran him towards the back of the plane while I followed. I was in tears and really distressed, as my son still wasn't responding."

The flight attendant put Sebastian on oxygen and made a call for medical staff on board. 

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"Thankfully, there was a doctor and a paramedic on board. These two men gave up the comfort of their own seats and sat with us for practically the entire flight," she wrote in the post that has been liked more than 28,000 times. 

Upon landing in Perth, Doohan took Sebastian to hospital where he was diagnosed with a lack of oxygen and a bug, the Mail Online reported.

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"I will always remember that flight and how beautiful humans can be," Doohan said. "I thought I lost him at one stage."

"We're very humbled to read this experience and are happy your son is in good health following this flight," Qantas staff replied to the mother-of-two, before asking for her flight number so the airline could commend its staff.

Have you ever been blown away by the kindness of airline staff? Let us know your experience in comments below.

 - Stuff


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