Girl calls 911 for mom on I-25

9:53 PM, Oct 13, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - A freak medical scare during a ride down Interstate 25 Sunday left a Castle Rock woman unable to drive. Her young daughter - the only one in the car to help - knew exactly what to do.

Jolene Saiz had been out running errands with her 8-year-old daughter, Rhett.
She felt it coming, and knew she had just seconds to react.

"I was in the fast lane, and I kind of looked, and said, 'please God,' and I just went," she said.

She had to cross three lanes of traffic to pull over as a migraine set in. For her, that meant much more than a headache.

"This one was paralysis, but I also had tremors more like a seizure," she said.

She says her arms and limbs were shaking. The moments were agony as she tried to motion to her daughter to call for help.

"She handed me the phone, and I went mom, mom? She didn't say anything back," Rhett said.

Rhett stayed on the phone until an ambulance found them. It was part of a plan Saiz rehearsed with her daughter, after she had a similar bout just a week ago.

"If she hadn't been there or did not know how to call 911, how long would I have sat in that car before somebody found me?" Saiz said.

Rhett was there to make sure that in her most vulnerable state her mother would be in good hands.

Saiz was released from the hospital. She was diagnosed with a migraine and will see a neurologist.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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