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Mum's terrifying warning to parents after 'scary moment' daughter wouldn't wake up

Jessica wants to share the picture to help other parents prevent the same thing happening (Image: Facebook/Jennifer Abma)
  • The post has been shared more than 46,000 times and received more than 11,000 'reactions' since it was shared earlier this month.
  • The mum admits she finds it difficult not to blame herself for the horrific incident

A mum is warning other parents of the dangers of heatstroke - even if their kids haven't been outside in the sun.

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Jessica Abma posted a photograph of her young daughter, Anastasia, on Facebook with a crucial message for other parents.

In the image, her daughter looks to be sleeping soundly under light bedding with reddened, damp skin.

The mum admits she had just experienced "the scariest moment I've had to imagine" when she took the picture, and explained that her little girl was suffering symptoms of severe heatstroke.

Jessica had gone to check on her child, who had "put herself for a nap" in her bedroom - but couldn't wake her up for 20 minutes and had to call emergency services.

She was unaware her young daughter had heatstroke as she hadn't even been out in the sun.

"Anastasia put herself for a nap," she explained. "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.

"It took us 20 minutes to wake her up, when ambulance came, they came with investigators because they didn't know what to expect.

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(Image: Facebook/Jennifer Abma)

"[The] 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."

The mum admits she finds it difficult not to blame herself for the horrific incident, or for any parent not to blame themselves if something similar happens to their own kids.

Jessica wants to share the picture so that the same thing never happens to other mums and dads.

"No it is not my fault this happened to her but it is hard not to blame yourself," she said.

"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.

Many have thanked the mum for raising awareness

"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."

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The post has been shared more than 46,000 times and received more than 11,000 'reactions' since it was shared earlier this month.

Many have thanked the mum for raising awareness.

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