9-year old Saves Father

By: Mark Kennedy Email
By: Mark Kennedy Email

A 9-year old Georgetown boy is being credited with saving his father's life.

When Jeff Hiler wasn't responding to his son Tuesday morning, Sean jumped into action.

He tested his dad's blood sugar and when it came back very low, he called 9-1-1.

Sean told the dispatcher his father was a diabetic and his blood sugar was very low and he wouldn't eat anything to make it go up.

The dispatcher directed Sean to sit by his father and make sure he was breathing. Then, Sean began talking to his father, who soon realized what was going on.

After a few minutes on the phone, paramedics arrived at the Hiler home and treated Jeff.

Shelly and Jeff say they taught Sean how to care for his father if he went into diabetic shock when he was 7 years old just in case it ever happened.

Jeff says his son certainly took care him and probably saved his life.


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  • by Big Terry Location: Lexington on Apr 12, 2008 at 02:34 PM
    Good job boy looks like I have to throw in a few free guitar lessons for you. See you soon. Uncle Terry
  • by Larry Location: Richmond on Apr 10, 2008 at 04:58 PM
    Your son did a wonderful job!! I know what he going thru, My wife is diabetic herself. back in 2000 in summer, she were pregant with our first and only child, she were resting, and I went to check on her and she wasnt reponsed, I knew something were wrong, I check her blood sugar and her sugar were at 35mg and it was dangerous low. I took action i work with her got her up and fix something for her to eat and I had to put something in her mouth and I carefuly work with her. finally her sugar went back up to normal. If i wasnt here her and our unborn child would be gone. I would have lost both of my love one. they are still here with me and my child is now 7 years old and I am gonna train her what to do very soon. so Sean, you are gonna be bless for what you did. The lord were with you for sure. keep your eyes on him and take care of him as he took care of you. God Bless you
  • by Mark M Location: Mt Sterling on Apr 10, 2008 at 10:49 AM
    Way to go Sean. Everyone is proud of you for being such a great, young man. Sean for President!
  • by Vickie Location: Georgetown on Apr 10, 2008 at 08:31 AM
    Your son is wonderful and you both have taught him well. I'm so glad that he was there to save your life!
  • by Leann Location: Georgetown 911 on Apr 10, 2008 at 07:31 AM
    Sean did a great job and his parents should be very proud of him, he kept a level head and didn't panic. Good job parents on teaching your son what to do that helps us do our job better and more efficiently. And thanks to WKYT for giving Sean the recognition he deserved.
  • by Big 'C' Location: Breathitt on Apr 10, 2008 at 04:51 AM
    Great job Sean! Also, great job to the parents for teaching Sean what to do.
  • by mary Location: slyersville on Apr 10, 2008 at 03:44 AM
    I am also a diabetic and my grandaughter also lives with me and she is 10 now but at the age of 6 she knew how to check my sugar and its great to teach these kids because someday the my end up with sugar it runs in the familey
  • by Bobby Jones Location: Georgetown on Apr 9, 2008 at 10:21 PM
    This is very uplifting news. That little boy saved his dad's life and his actions were simply heroic. What a wonderful story.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2008 at 09:17 PM
    Glad this story had such a happy ending. It was a very smart thing for his parents to teach him how to care for his father. Sean you are a real hero, ** especially to your dad **

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