A four-year-old boy in Glasgow saved by quick-thinking concierge after having a fit and struggling to breath

Arron Hepburn was at his home in Kingsway Court, Scotstoun when he collapsed

A four-year-old boy who was having a fit and turned blue was saved by a quick-thinking concierge in the highrise tower block where he lives.
A four-year-old boy who was having a fit and turned blue was saved by a quick-thinking concierge in the highrise tower block where he lives.

A four-year-old boy who was having a fit and turned blue was saved by a quick-thinking concierge in the highrise tower block where he lives.

Little Arron Hepburn suffers from a narrowing of the windpipe and had recently been treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where he spent weeks as an inpatient.

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But he was at home with mum Christine, 34, last Thursday when he collapsed and stopped breathing.

Arron began to turn blue, and Christine dialled 999 - but then phoned down to the concierge at the Glasgow Housing Association block, Kingsway Court, in Scotstoun, Glasgow, for help.

Concierge Davie Murray, 53, rushed to the second floor flat and put Arron in the recovery position and comforted the little boy until an ambulance arrived.

Arron is now on a ventilator in hospital but his grateful mum believes the quick-thinking concierge saved her son's life.

Christine said: "Arron had a fit, fell to the floor and couldn't breathe.

"He was turning blue and I couldn't get him to move. I was terrified.

"I phoned an ambulance and then buzzed the concierge to ask if anyone knew CPR.

"Davie was here so quickly.

"He turned Arron on his side, put a pillow under his head and kept him awake while I was on the phone to the paramedics.

"I was in a real panic but Davie was with Arron the whole time, holding his hand, saying his name, ruffling his hair until the ambulance arrived.

"He knew what he was doing."

Arron is now being looked after at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow, where he is on a ventilator.

Christine added: "Arron's OK now. He's heavily sedated and he'll be in hospital for at least a week.

"I would just like to say thank you to Davie. He helped save Arron's life, no question.

"Davie's a hero. I don't know what I would have done without him.

"I'm so grateful."

Davie, 53, said: "Your natural instincts kick in. Christine phoned down and I went to see how I could help.

"It only went on for a few minutes but it felt like hours.

"Arron was going in and out of consciousness and I tried to keep him awake.

"Then the ambulance came and the paramedics took over.

"I just did what anyone else would have done."

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