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A 2-year-old girl called 911 after her mother collapsed inside their home.
Erika Miller was playing with her daughter, Alana, on Thursday night when a migraine suddenly hit her.
“Usually, I can take care of it with medication, but I was out of the medication I normally use for that,” she said.
Erika took some painkillers, but they didn’t stop the trouble ahead.
“I remember feeling a little bit dizzy,” she said. “Took two or three more steps and hit the floor.”
Little Alana watched as her mother collapsed in the next room. She then walked up to the coffee table, picked up the phone and dialed 911.
“While she was on the phone she said ‘Mama owie, mama owie,'” said Petty Officer William Cummings, with Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
Those two words sent Cummings to Alana’s house.
Meanwhile, Alana had fetched a blanket and a teddy bar for her shivering mother.
When Navy security knocked, Alana went to the door and let them in, somehow opening the deadbolt that her parents thought was out of her reach. Inside, he found Erika on the floor. Then she went over and sat next to her mom, rubbing her on the back.
“She was real calm,” Erika said. “She wasn’t crying or screaming or getting in the way.”
Paramedics took Erika to the hospital.
“I was shocked to hear my 2 year old had the ability and knowledge to call 911,” she said. “She’s got a very big vocabulary in English and German.”
It turns out she had learned it all from Erika, who is a volunteer for the Red Cross.
“I had shown her a few months ago. ‘This is what you do when there’ s a big owie’ or what buttons to push. Maybe some of it sunk in,” she said.
Erika was released from the hospital on the same day. She said she has had several CAT scans, but the results didn’t reveal any underlying problems.
Erika says she now has the correct medication, but says she finds comfort in knowing that Alana knows what to do in case of an emergency.
And, it turns out, Alana knows quite a few words for a 2 year old, in both English and in German.
“I’m so proud of her,” Erika said.