A quick-thinking security guard jumped into action when a little girl went blue and began shaking at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre in Hartlepool.
Little Evie-Ann Richardson aged just two began suffering as a result of meningitis while she was out shopping with her mum Katie from Hartlepool.
Katie believes that the quick actions of the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre security guard Micheal Knight deserves a medal after going above and beyond to save her little girl. Telling Police Hour “I can’t thank him enough, he deserves a medal it’s the second time this month he has saved a child”.
Going on to tell Police Hour “I’m thankful and I can’t express how thankful I am to you and how brilliant you were with Evie”.
Kate was in Mcdonalds with Evie on Wednesday afternoon when things took a turn for the worst.
Quickly Evie went blue and began shaking her temperature quickly rose to 40.5 and her oxygen levels quickly dropped and a rash appeared. A glass was rolled over the rash and it never faded. She was heavily sedated.
Evie was blue lighted to North Tees Hosptial a medical team awaited her arrival and blood test confirmed she had bug in her blood, she had a spinal fluid taken from her spine that confirmed it hasn’t spread to her brain she has been very lucky,
Katie told Police Hour it is “important that children have their vaccinations, even though Evie had hers. If she never it could have spread to her brain and could have lost limbs and been seriously ill or the worst she could have lost her life”.
Katie would now like to thank Micheal Knight and the paramedics who helped save Evie. She is now doing well after being discharged from Hospital. She does, however, require a daily flush and antibiotics through a drip.
Katie added ” Without the help and support from Micheal Knight and paramedics giving Evie the injection straight away we would maybe be in a different situation to the one we are now.
“We are forever grateful to every one who helped in McDonald’s and know how hard it was for people to see a little girl so poorly while eating with other children.
“Please make sure children are up to date with vaccinations even though evie was up to date if she wasn’t we may have been in a different situation we have been so lucky!”