CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA)—A mother and a sheriff’s deputy crossed paths, not knowing that a life would be saved that day.
Ishekee Edwards lives near Pickerton Road in Clay County. She said she made a hotdog for her son Dj to eat Friday. When she went to the kitchen to get his cup, she heard a thump and saw Dj laid out on the floor.
“I was panicking. ‘I said please save my baby, please save my baby’,” said Edwards.
Edwards called 911, but then rushed out the house to drive him to the hospital.
That’s when she saw Lieutenant Cassondra Smith at a stop sign.
Edwards jumped out with Dj limp in her arms.
“First thing that kicks in is what you've been trained to do. Being a mother, my mother image kicked in first,” Smith said.
Smith said she used her finger to get the hotdog out of Dj’s mouth.
Smith also called the paramedics, while Clay 1 and 2 responded.
Once she removed the food out his throat, he began to breathe again.
Edwards said Dj went to the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. He had a seizure and was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Dj returned home Sunday, happy and healthy.