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Heroic Toddler Saves Diabetic Dad’s Life by Feeding Him Yoghurt

A toddler from Manchester, has been hailed a hero after saving his diabetic dad’s life.

Three-year-old Lenny –George Jones force-fed his dad, Mark, yoghurt when the 34-year-old collapsed on the kitchen floor after suffering from low blood sugar levels.

Lenny-George dragged his little blue chair to the fridge to get the Muller Crunch Corners and managed to feed his dad the yoghurt and glucose tablets to prevent Mark from going into a diabetic coma.

Mum, Emma had been up the road to visit her mother. When she got back she noticed Mark didn’t look so well on the couch.

Emma told Manchester Evening News, “Mark is a Type 1 diabetic and has to take insulin four times a day. It was a Sunday night, I needed to nip to my mum’s, which is literally two minutes around the corner by car, and I left them watching CBeebies together.

“I’d been out for about 30 minutes and when I got back they were lying on the sofa. Mark didn’t look well, so I said, ‘what’s going on here?’

“Lenny just turned to me and said ‘I saved daddy’, and Mark said it was true, he had.

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“Mark had collapsed and woken up on the kitchen floor after he had a hypo and Lenny was feeding him yoghurt that he’d managed to get from the fridge.

“How he’d got them out of the fridge I have no idea, but his little blue wooden chair was next to it so it looked like he’d dragged it over to stand on it.

“It could’ve been a completely different scenario if he’d been in bed or Lenny hadn’t done what he did. He could’ve ended up in a diabetic coma.”

If Lenny hadn’t thought quickly, the situation would have had a different outcome.

Mark’s sugar levels had gone down to 1.1, when they should be between 4 and 7.

Emma is proud of her son and is amazed that he knew what to do. They had never sat down with their son to explain about Mark’s diabetes or what to do if his dad collapsed.

“It could’ve been a completely different scenario if he’d been in bed or Lenny hadn’t done what he did. He could’ve ended up in a diabetic coma.

“Lenny is a proper character, really funny. It’s incredible what he’s done, and how he knew to do it. We are so proud!

“But he does have a mischievous side, a typical little boy running around at 100mph and never listening to his mum which is why it’s so much more amazing what he’s done!”

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are http://www.theplumbette.com.au and http://www.styledbybec.com.au/blog

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