Pharmacy Staff Saves Baby Who Stopped Breathing

When a woman's 4-week-old infant stopped breathing in a shopping center, the first place she thought to take her baby was the nearby pharmacy, where 2 staff members quickly went to work resuscitating the child.

When a woman’s 4-week-old infant stopped breathing in a shopping center, the first place she thought to take her baby was the nearby pharmacy, where 2 staff members quickly went to work resuscitating the child.

The baby stopped breathing while the mother was in a coffee shop at Killiney Shopping Centre in Ireland, The Irish Mirror reported. When the pair arrived at Murray’s Pharmacy, the staff laid the baby in the dispensary, called an ambulance, and started to resuscitate the infant.

The pharmacy is run by a couple named Pat and Louise Murray, and the wife happens to be a former pediatric nurse. One of the pharmacy’s technicians named Danielle Kells used to work as a Montessori teacher and was trained in pediatric CPR, as well.

Kells knew to perform CPR on the child using her middle and index fingers to carry out the compressions, The Irish Mirror reported.

The incident also caught the attention of a woman who was outside using an ATM and was a senior resuscitation nurse at a hospital.

“She just ran over at the same time that Louise and Danielle were working on the infant and she took over,” Pat Murray told The Irish Mirror. “She and my staff are heroes in this story.”

The baby was transported to a children’s hospital and treated overnight on March 14, 2016.

“My only concern tonight is that the baby pulls through to make a full recovery, and secondly, the welfare of my staff who are truly amazing,” Pat Murray told The Irish Mirror.

The pharmacy closed after the incident because the owners felt that the staff was too shook up about it. A witness to the event said the mother’s screams were terrifying as she ran through the courtyard.

“The ambulance arrived in good time, but God bless those girls inside Murray’s,” the eyewitness told The Irish Mirror. “They saved that child’s life."