Staff from a children’s hospital in China are making headlines for performing CPR on an eight-year-old boy for over five hours to save his life. The child went into cardiac arrest under their care, according to Sina News after being admitted with extreme abdominal pain and a high fever.
When tests confirmed the boy’s heart was in dire shape, he was moved to the intensive care unit and while waiting to be transferred to another hospital which was better equipped to treat his condition, his blood pressure dropped and his heart stopped. That’s when 30 staff members at Changzhou Children’s Hospital took turns working on the boy, rotating in shifts of two minutes, for the marathon five-hour CPR session, keeping him alive until help from the other hospital arrived. The child is now in stable condition and thanks the hospital staff for saving his life.