A famous bodyguard who once worked for Michael Jackson has revealed that he lives in constant fear that his three-year-old son will suddenly die.
Matt Fiddes, from Wiltshire, whose youngest son, Hero, suffers from a super virus that doctors have not been able to cure, has told how the toddler had a close call to death during a family vacation to Turkey last month.
The family was visiting a luxury five-star resort in Belek when Hero's health suddenly deteriorated, with temperatures rising to 37.7c. Within a few minutes the three-year-old had an attack and was then completely in cardiac arrest and fell unconscious.
Now Matt speaks, believing that he could not have saved his son without the hotel medical team, hoping to raise awareness of the importance of first aid skills.
Matt Fiddes whose youngest son Hero, three, (photo) suffers from a mysterious illness, told how the family feared that the toddler would die if he became unconscious during a holiday in Turkey last month
Matt (pictured with wife Moniqe) says that he could not have saved the life of Hero without the help of staff at the luxury five-star resort in Belec that the family was staying at.
Last year, Hero was rescued by a paramedic who left her lunch break when she learned that he was suffering from an attack.
Matt says that the three-year-old episode in Turkey was much worse than his previous meeting, and that the first aid given within the first few minutes saved his life.
Matt has organized his own first aid classes to support his son to encourage more people to learn life-saving skills.
& # 39; After Hero's first attack, the doctors warned us that some children and toddlers have a superug, causing them to have an attack, stopping their heart and having no idea where it came from.
& # 39; As a result of what happened the first time with Hero, we are always careful with its temperature, because every rise seems to cause an attack, & # 39; he said.
He continued: & # 39; The resort in Turkey where we were staying had a great kids' club that Hero loved. He woke up that day with his brother and wanted to go there.
& # 39; We were sitting by the pool when we received a phone call about his temperature and they asked us to bring Calpol out of our room for him because they can't administer medication. Moniqe and I immediately knew what was going on and we started running to help Hero.
The temperature of the hero (photo) rose to 37.7c before he had an attack and became unconscious, a fast-thinking nanny used a spoon to prevent him from swallowing his tongue
& # 39; Three minutes later we received another phone call saying that Hero had an attack and that a babysitter in the children's club who supervised the children had caught his tongue. Two doctors on site and a nurse were also called to the club along with an ambulance.
& # 39; When we arrived at the scene, we could see that Hero was not breathing, his heart had stopped, and doctors were trying to resuscitate him.
& # 39; But they had trouble getting somewhere because Hero & # 39; s jaw was locked due to spasms of the attack. The babysitter had managed to put a spoon into Hero's mouth just in time to prevent him from swallowing his tongue, but Hero's mouth was now tightly wrapped around it.
& # 39; At the moment, Moniqe was pulled out of the room because she was panicking and screaming. There was no color in Hero, it looked like a corpse.
& # 39; A doctor managed to restart Hero & # 39; s heart, but they had to open his mouth to get an airway in front of a tube.
& # 39; I had no choice but to give permission for a muscle relaxant and anti-epileptic medicine. This was given and his mouth opened. And they closed an airway to breathe for him.
Matt and Moniqe were told that Hero had a 50/50 chance of survival, he was given a muscle relaxant and an anti-epileptic medicine
Matt is inspired by Hero to launch his own first aid classes in which he learns life-saving skills
& # 39; The doctors told me it was 50/50 if he would survive because it was medicine like Valium and Hero didn't breathe.
& # 39; The drug would suppress breathing and cause respiratory failure. There was no sign that his mouth or body was relaxing and a great fear of the doctors is that he would have another attack if his temperature rose.
& # 39; The drug was administered as a repository and worked. Once he was stable, he was put in the back of an ambulance and taken to the hospital. & # 39;
Matt added: & # 39; So we almost lost our little boy again. It was very traumatic. Hero certainly lives up to its name! & # 39 ;.
Hero has now prescribed medication for epilepsy that he must take for three years, in addition to that Matt and Moniqe must always have an emergency medicine with him in case he has another turn.
Doctors in England are currently investigating the MRI scan taken at the Turkish hospital in the hope of finding a cause for Hero's medical condition, which has upset them so far.
Matt revealed that his wife Moniqe is tired of being left alone with Hero because of his condition, because she fears she will not be able to save him if something happens
Doctors in England are investigating the MRI scan that was taken at the Turkish hospital in the hope of discovering what caused Hero's attacks
Matt (pictured with Hero) revealed that the three-year-old has lost control of his eye muscles and his eyesight has been damaged as a result of the attacks
Regarding the impact of Hero's health on their family life, Matt revealed that Moniqe is tired of being left alone with their son.
What can cause an attack?
The most common cause of epileptic seizures is epilepsy.
But not every person who has an attack has epilepsy.
Epileptic seizures sometimes occur due to high fever, which can be associated with an infection such as meningitis.
He said: “When Hero had his last attack, I was able to help save him, but this time it was much more serious and I couldn't help him if I had been alone. We are very grateful to the medical team at the hotel for helping to save Held.
& # 39; I now touch his forehead forever to make sure he is doing well. Moniqe will rush to his bed the least noise he makes at night because we know it can happen at any time.
& # 39; She doesn't like to stay alone with the kids because she is worried in case something happens to Hero and she can't help him. Now she goes almost everywhere. I think she feels like she is abandoning the family, but she doesn't want to take the risk of something happening to Hero.
& # 39; Held and I definitely have a stronger bond because of what happened the first time.
& # 39; The hero has lost some control over his eye muscles due to the attack and the doctors believe that his eyesight may have been damaged due to a lack of oxygen during a certain period. We all now hope that they can find out what is wrong with him. & # 39;
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