4-year-old boy with speech difficulties read the number on his toy car to call 999 after his mother had a seizure
A four-year-old boy with speech difficulties read the number on his police car to call 999 when his mother had a seizure.
Essa Khan got help for mum Charlotte, 25, on the 17-minute call and posted the keys in the mailbox when the police arrived.
Her delayed speech meant officers had to repeat phrases such as “muma fall” after Charlotte, from Nottingham, chopped off her head and fell unconscious.
Charlotte, 25, from Nottingham was left in awe of her young son.
She said: âI am so proud of him. Even the police said they couldn’t believe what he had managed to do.
âBecause of his delay in speaking, they were able to just catch some words he was saying on the phone like ‘mom is falling’ and ‘mom hurt’ – things like that.
“But he was still able to tell the telephone company what had happened and that we needed help, in a 17-minute phone call.”
Mom Charlotte had just finished putting on her washing machine when she had a non-epileptic seizure and knocked unconscious.
Papa Dilawer, 30, was at work as a delivery driver, so little Essa was left to sound the alarm.
After calling 999, four police officers came to help before an ambulance arrived to check on Charlotte.
She said: âLater we found out that he did it because he had a small police car and it had 999 written on it.
âThen when the police arrived, he posted the keys in the mailbox and helped them get in.
âHe really did it all. I just couldn’t believe it.
âWhen the police arrived, he started showing them his toy cars and talking to them. He has so many cars, firefighters, ambulances and helicopters. These are his favorites.
âAll the rescuers were so surprised that such a little boy with his speech difficulties knew exactly what to do and could do it.
âWhen the police arrived they were able to wake me up and without them I don’t know how long I would have been unconscious.
“We keep telling him how good a boy he was and now he keeps saying how much he loves the police for helping mom.”
Without Essa’s quick wit, her mother could have been lying on the floor unconscious for hours.
Charlotte has suffered from epileptic seizures for seven years and is unable to work because of them.
PC Reece Morris of Nottinghamshire Police was the first on the scene and said: ‘He came to the door with a set of keys and put them in the letterbox for us.
âFor such a young boy he really did a fantastic job for his mother and should be really proud of him.
“He stayed calm, remembered what he had learned about the police and did exactly the right thing.”