'Lucky' toddler survives upstairs window fall
PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 August 2014
A THREE-YEAR-OLD needed surgery after falling from a window of a three-storey house - leading his mother to release a thank-you message to paramedics and neighbours who saved him.
Donna Chiles said her heart was in her mouth when she received a ‘frightened’ phone call last Sunday afternoon telling her Zacky was covered in blood.
The mother-of-five was away from her home in Brompton Road, on the Oldmixon estate, at the time and said he had fallen from an upstairs window in front of the house.
She said: “All I know is he had a fall and was covered in blood.
“I wasn’t there at the time, I was out for a few minutes and my daughter was watching him.
“He just went off and did something upstairs. He may have opened the latch of the window.”
“I was on my way home and I got a frightened phone call saying he was covered in blood and I was back within minutes. He was being looked after by three or four other neighbours, who were absolutely fantastic.
“My heart was in my mouth, I did not know what had happened.
“I pulled my car up and tried to calm him down. He was awake the whole time, we kept him awake by talking to him.
“The ambulance service was called. I’m not sure how long it took, it seemed like it was taking forever, and the air ambulance came too.”
Zacky was assessed and taken to Bristol Children’s Hospital by road. Doctors then operated to find out if there was any swelling to his brain.
Fortunately the results were clear and Zacky is now in a stable condition.
Donna said: “At the moment they have brought him out of sedation, which he has responded to very well.
“He has already tried to get out of bed. He’s stable now with no broken bones.
“He has a little bit of bruising and stitches but otherwise he is a very lucky boy.
“Everyone was fantastic, the emergency services did everything they could.
“I want to give thanks to everyone who helped out and those at the children’s hospital have been brilliant.
“He is a very mischievous little boy. You have to have eyes in the back of your head with him.”