Janay Flowers: Baby Has Seizure on Flight

Mom Thanks Heroic Passengers and Crew for Saving Her Baby’s Life After In-Flight Seizure

Janay Flowers was flying with her 11-month-old daughter, Nevaeh, from Tampa, FL to Dallas, TX. 10 minutes from their destination, a real travel nightmare came to life: the baby suffered a febrile seizure.

“I was traveling alone with Nevaeh and did not have a clue what to do but cry out for help,” Flowers said in an Instagram post. “Two people immediately came to aid my baby and found that she was burning up. They took her onesie off and she was running a serious fever, her toes were blue, and she could barely breath [sic]. They called out for any doctors on the plane and about 3-4 additional people came running to help also.”

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I would like to thank all of the passengers and flight crew who assisted my baby girl and I aboard #AmericanAirlines Flight 607 from Tampa to DFW on April 25, 2019. Nevaeh is doing well now, but on that flight the scariest moment of my life unfolded before my eyes. My precious baby girl had a febrile seizure when we were about 10 minutes out from landing in Dallas. I was traveling alone with Nevaeh and did not have a clue what to do but cry out for help. Two people immediately came to aid my baby and found that she was burning up. They took her onesie off and she was running a serious fever, her toes were blue, and she could barely breath. They called out for any doctors on the plane and about 3-4 additional people came running to help also. God had His hands on us. All of these people worked diligently to cool my baby down while she was having a seizure. One man went to the front of the plane to ensure that the EMS was at the gate as soon as we landed. Another man got an oxygen tank and administered it to Nevaeh. Another man was taking her pulse. As soon as our plane landed, we all rushed to the front of the plane while they grabbed all of my belongings. One man carried my baby, one man kept thumping her foot to make her cry, I sang you are my sunshine and prayed like I never prayed before. It seemed to last forever. As soon as the plane doors opened, the paramedics were there and transported us to the EMS and rushed us to the ER of Baylor Medical Center – Grapevine. Those nurses and doctors took great care of my baby and made her better. My family and I are beyond grateful for all of the care and treatment given to our baby. I am so thankful to God that He put the right people in the right place at the right time! God kept us and worked through those angels who cared for Nevaeh. If you can, please tag @americanair in the comments, because I would love for them to share my gratitude with the angels who assisted us and let them know she’s well!

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Flowers told local news station Fox 13 that she didn’t know if her baby would survive. Thankfully, many people on board rushed to help, and this story has a happy ending.

Heroes Arrive

After screaming for help, a nurse named Tiffany approached Flowers. She then turned Nevaeh on her side and pulled her tongue out of her mouth in order to clear her airway. She was assisted by another passenger named Alvin, according to Fox 13.

Flowers tried to keep her baby calm by singing “You Are My Sunshine” as more help arrived.

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Other passengers and flight crew swooped in to help. One man administered oxygen to Nevaeh. Another man took her pulse. When the plane landed, paramedics were ready to come in and take over.

Flowers says that Nevaeh had never had a seizure before, which surely made the whole ordeal more confusing and terrifying. But good news came from the doctors, who examined her and said there were no underlying health issues to be concerned about.

What a horrible, horrible experience to have to endure! But we’re just glad mama and baby are doing OK. And we’re so, so grateful for all of the heroes who swooped in to help save little Nevaeh’s life.

[FOX 13]

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