Our 4 year-old, Lilly, had trouble breathing last night at about 1am.
Her lips started turning blue, she started making barking noises like a seal, and could hardly get any air into her lungs. We were very worried.
I called 000 and the ambulance arrived within 5 minutes.
They were really effective, gave her oxygen, and took her off to the Royal Children’s Hospital right away.
A doctor was available to see her as soon as we arrived at the hospital, administered some drugs (Dexamethasone, for Croup), and we were able to take her home within the hour.
Everyone was very professional and helpful, and I can’t praise them enough.
It didn’t cost us a cent.
There’s been a lot of criticism of the health system in Queensland recently, but I think that despite the problems that have been publicized, we have an excellent system. It worked for us, and probably saved our daughter’s life.
To all the doctors, nurses and ambo’s in Queensland – our family regards you as heroes.