When Mom Had Narcoleptic Attack, Toddler Daughter Called 911

Texas woman taught the 3-year-old how to call in an emergency
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2018 11:46 AM CDT

When Miranda Craig passed out at home last week, the Texas woman's 3-year-old daughter knew exactly what to do: Call 911. Dorothy Craig started by just saying "Mommy" as a baby could be heard crying in the background, KTRK reports. She eventually told the dispatcher her mom was on the ground and hurt. That's about all she said, but it was enough to get Liberty County Sheriff's deputies to the Cleveland home. They had to go door-to-door since the call came from a cell phone and they could only pinpoint the general location and not the exact address.

When a deputy spotted through a window a 2-year-old playing in a kitchen sink full of water, he knocked on the door and Dorothy eventually answered, the Houston Chronicle reports. Inside, deputies found the two toddlers, an infant in a car seat, and Miranda, who suffers from narcolepsy and had taught her daughter how to dial 911 for that reason. She says the sudden attacks of sleep caused by the condition thankfully don't happen to her often, but Dorothy had called 911 for her once before. "I am extremely proud of her. She's such a smart little girl," Miranda Craig tells WLOX. (More narcolepsy stories.)

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