PARAMEDICS credit Ryan Carson with potentially saving his mum’s life, but the seven-year-old was taking it all in his stride yesterday.
The Lochinvar Public School student showed a mature modesty in accepting an award from the NSW Ambulance Service in front of his school mates and proud parents.
It was about 10am on December 27 when Ryan noticed his mother, Rael, was not well.
Being aware that his mother suffered from type 1 diabetes, he got her a glass of juice.
When Mrs Carson’s condition did not improve and she collapsed, Ryan phoned triple-0.
Operator Natasha Bloemers instructed Ryan until Rutherford paramedics Luke Wiseman and Anthony Wallace arrived minutes later.
Meanwhile, Ryan had settled brother Nathan, 4, and five-month-old sister Emily, and kept them occupied while the paramedics tended to his mum.
Ryan said yesterday he had felt nervous at the time. But if there was another emergency he would know what to do.
‘‘After the first time it gets easier,’’ Ryan said.
Mrs Carson said she and husband Ray were proud of their son.
‘‘He did a great job,’’ she said.
Miss Bloemers said yesterday that Ryan followed her instructions perfectly.
‘‘There was just no hesitation with what I asked,’’ she said.
Mr Wallace said Ryan showed maturity in a situation where most people panicked.
‘‘It all fell on Ryan’s shoulders,’’ he said.