A viral photo posted to Instagram and Facebook details how one mother said she was shocked to find her 3-year-old daughter suffering from heat stroke when she tried to wake Anastasia up from a nap.
"This was the scariest moment I've had to imagine. This is severe heat stroke. There is nothing scarier than not being able to wake your baby up," Jennifer Amba said on Instagram.
Amba said the photo is proof that a child doesn't have to be in the sun to get heat stroke.
She and her daughters reportedly live in a town in northwestern Canada that does not usually see temperatures higher than 80 degrees, so Amba often leaves a window open with the air conditioning off.
THIS was my evening, this was the scariest moment I've had to imagine, THIS is severe heatstroke. There is nothing scarier than not being able to wake your baby up. THIS is clear proof a child doesn't need to be in the sun to get heat stroke. It took us 20 minutes to wake her up, when ambulance came, they came with investigators because they didn't know what to expect as did I. This was proof how fast things change. Anastasia put herself for a nap, I had no idea how hot her bedroom was until I went to wake her up soaked in sweat, red face, boiling and unable to wake her for 15 minutes, ambulance arrived faster then I could have ever imagined and took her sugars which were 1.2 and should be above 4, they administered sucrose and in minutes she started crying clearly scared. No it is not my fault this happened to her but it is hard not to blame yourself, this is a lesson learnt & hopefully other parents can take something from this & make sure you are checking the rooms in your house because thy can be as dangerous as a hot car. Still I'm shook and I can't imagine what would have happened if I didn't go check on her. We definitely had god on our side yesterday and I am thankful for emergency services and Jay who came as fast as possible to keep me together. ❤️💕🔥 #iloveyou #summertime #heatstroke #reality
Emergency medical technicians revived the girl within a few minutes, according to the post.
Amba told the TODAY Show that there was not enough air circulating in the room.
Heat stroke can occur when the body reaches 104 degrees.
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