Bode Miller debuts drowning prevention PSAs and reveals wife is pregnant
Bode and Morgan Miller lost their daughter Emmy last June when she slipped out of a neighbor's house and drowned in a swimming pool . That same day Nicole's 3-year-old son Levi also drowned after he wandered outside during a family vacation. The families channeled their grief into action, partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics to create new PSA's alerting other parents to the dangers of drowning, a top cause of death for 1-to-4-year-olds. New guidance says swim lessons can help children after age one and home pools need to be surrounded by four-foot fencing and a locked gate.
No one realized 5-year-old Adam Leeson was
“He looked like he was PLAYING,” Adam’s mom, Maribeth Leeson, explained in a Facebook post that has gone viral with more than 120,000 shares. “When I found him myself, 2 feet from adults who were in the pool, my first thought was that it wasn’t him, that it waswho was seeing how long they could hold their breath.”
But it wasn’t someone else's kid. And it wasn't a game.
"His limp, gray, lifeless body was pulled from the pool and it was. He was dead," Leeson wrote. "I heard screaming, and after a minute realized the screaming was coming from me. I watched in slow motion as people rushed to him, as he was laid on the concrete, as CPR was started."
Pregnant mom saves drowning boy while teaching toddler to float
Stephanie Swedberg, who is 33 weeks pregnant, saw a fully dressed mother wading through the water screaming for help. “I didn’t realize anything was off until I saw one of the moms fully dressed, sprinting into the water and screaming for somebody to help her son,” Swedberg, a former lifeguard, told Fox 9. “Then I looked over and I saw one of the boys unable to keep his head above the water. He wasn’t screaming… he was just thrashing around, bobbing a little bit.” Swedberg told the news outlet she handed her own son off to someone and headed over to the boy to grab him.
After what felt like an eternity, Adam opened his eyes. He had a pulse.
“A million thoughts continued racing through my mind,” Leeson wrote. “I was sure even if he was saved, it was too late. I was sure machines were going to be doing the living for him.”
Adam spent just three days in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, before returning home to his twin brother, Gabe, and their siblings Drew, Miriam, and Zachary.
Later, Leeson learned that Adam slipped and fell into the pool when she was helping his sister into her bathing suit.
“Before going to any pool, first make sure your kids know not to get in until the adult who is responsible for them is ready to watch them. That sounds like common sense, but I was thinking because so many adults were present, he was fine, but those adults didn’t know his swimming ability so they didn’t question when he was under water,” Leeson revealed.
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Leeson noted thatIn Adam’s case, “he couldn’t get his head above water.” She also stressed the importance of knowing CPR.
“I do know CPR. Could I have performed it in that moment? I like to believe I could have if I hadn’t seen someone else taking charge,” she wrote. “Luckily, I don’t know because my amazing friend was busy saving him, but I do know that if I didn’t know CPR, my helping him if we’d been alone wouldn’t have even been a possibility.”
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1 to 4, according to the. reported that there are about 300 drowning deaths of children younger than 5 each year in pools.
Mom's Viral Post About 'Ghost Baby' Found on Her Monitor Has a Perfectly Logical Explanation .
A mom says that after seeing what she couldn't help but think was a ghost in bed with her L.O., she was "so freaked out" she "barely slept." Turns out there was a perfectly logical explanation for the specter. Maritza wrote, "So, last night I was positive there was a ghost baby in the bed with my son. I was so freaked out, I barely slept. I even tried creeping in there with a flashlight while my son was sleeping."In the morning, the unnerved mom went to "investigate a bit further.