Parents thank ‘hero’ paramedics

Judy and Martin Brooks along with son Joshua meet Nat Holding who along with another member of the ambulance staff helped save two year old Joshua's life.
Judy and Martin Brooks along with son Joshua meet Nat Holding who along with another member of the ambulance staff helped save two year old Joshua's life.
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THE parents of a toddler who was struck down by a mystery illness have met the ‘hero’ paramedics who saved his life.

Judy and Martin Brooks were at Thetford ambulance station yesterday morning to meet emergency care practitioner Nat Holding who, along with emergency medical technician Wayne Prigg, were able to think quickly to save two-year-old Joshua.

Nat and Wayne were called to the Brooks’ family home in Barnham on September 28 after Joshua became mysteriously unresponsive.

Having arrived within six minutes of the call, the paramedics assessed Joshua quickly before taking him to hospital.

Mum Judy said: “We thank them with all our hearts for their part in saving our wee boy’s life.

“Joshua has made a full recovery and is now home but was an incredibly poorly boy who was moved to the paediatric intensive care unit at Addenbrooke’s.”

Doctors are 90 per cent sure that the incident was caused by chicken pox encephalitis, according to the ambulance service.

Joshua has now made a full recovery and returned home.

Wayne was unable to meet the Brooks yesterday.