Wednesday, May 13, 2015 10:30 am ·  0 Comments
An Oakville family is more than thankful to have their newborn son home and healthy after little Evan stopped breathing while out at the Oak Park Real Canadian Superstore.
On Sunday April 19, 2015 just before 5:00pm a young mother was grocery shopping at the Real Canadian Superstore, located at 201 Oak Park Blvd in the Town of Oakville with her two young children, a two-year-old daughter and her newborn son, six-week-old Evan.
Little Evan was strapped in an infant care seat in the shopping cart and had slept through the duration of their time in the grocery store. While walking out to her car in the parking lot, Evan woke up and coughed, then began to foam at the mouth. Mom noticed Evan had turned a shade of blue, and at that point did not appear to have a heartbeat.
Mom immediately called 911.
Constable Rick Buys was conducting a traffic stop in the area when he heard the call come across the radio. He immediately left the traffic stop to answer the emergency call. As he pulled up he observed a frantic, crying mother holding her baby.
As he quickly exited the cruiser, the mother ran up and handed Evan to Constable Buys saying “Please save my baby” Constable Buys saw little Evan was turning blue and was limp.
Constable Buys recalls it being very windy that evening so placed Evan on the back seat in his police cruiser to check for vital signs. As there was no breath and no pulse, he started CPR. Evan started to get his colour back when the ambulance arrived and Constable Buys continued CPR until Evan coughed and began to cry.
Evan regained a heartbeat and began breathing again prior to being transported to the hospital in Oakville, and then taken to Sick Kids Children’s Hospital in Toronto.
Evan underwent several tests and appears to be back to normal, enjoying his second chance with his new family.
A family that now holds a special place in their heart for Constable Buys.