Last Thursday, a wind of panic blew in a TGV connecting Paris to Brest. At the beginning of the afternoon, a few minutes after the stop at Le Mans, a mother residing in Paris and who had to go to Brest for a professional examination noticed that her little one and a half months old was no longer reacting. Very pale, in a situation of hypotonia, the child showed all the symptoms of malaise in infants.
Disarmed, the SNCF staff launched an announcement on the train to see if there were competent people among the passengers. Childcare assistant, currently a third-year nursing student at Ifsi de la Croix Rouge, in Brest, Aurélie immediately got up from her seat to run to the child’s bedside. A pediatrician has also joined the compartment.
Nothing on the train for an infusion
The two carers who did not know each other then combined their efforts to stimulate the child. “We undressed him and then rubbed his extremities. It was found that he had very stiff legs. Bowel obstruction was suspected. We thought about doing an infusion, but there was no saline bag on the train. In the first aid kits, there was no glucometer either”.
By questioning the mother, they learned that the little one had had liquid stools for four days, but also that she had fallen off the sofa the day before. “The pediatrician checked that her pupils were reactive. We placed her in the breast to allow her to drink a little and avoid dehydration, ”continues Aurélie.
About three quarters of an hour thus passed in a stifling atmosphere, until the arrival at Rennes station. Aurélie and her colleague for a day then ensured the transmission to the firefighters who were waiting on the quay to transport the little one urgently to the University Hospital of Pontchaillou.
Two days of hospitalization
Three days have passed. “Little Janina is fine,” rejoices Aurélie, who received reassuring news and thanks from her mother this Sunday. “Saturday, they returned to Paris after two days of hospitalization. The little one underwent neurological examinations and a blood test, her mother is relieved. The story ends well, but Aurélie does not want to draw any glory from it, claiming to have only done her duty. If she wanted to talk about it, it was to encourage the SNCF to provide first aid kits adapted to the care of infants.
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