After Robert Meyer got home from his night shift as a New Jersey State Trooper, he laid down to get some sleep. All of sudden he was woken up by someone knocking on his door.
Without hesitation Meyer got up and ran four houses down to his neighbor’s home, the home of a person he had never met before.
Trooper Robert Meyer had only just returned home after working a night shift when he was called upon for help.
While Meyer was asleep, his neighbor sought help for their two-week-old granddaughter, Elizabeth. The little girl was choking and was in desperate need of help.
The neighbor knocked on Meyer’s front door because there was a marked state trooper car out front.
His neighbors needed help with their two-week-old baby.
Meyer ran out of his home without any shoes on and rushed to save Elizabeth. According to the New Jersey State Police, when Meyer arrived the baby was “blue and struggling to breathe.”
“We attempted to pat on her back, she wasn’t doing anything,” Meyer told ABC 7.
Then he got an idea, one that he learned after his own son had been born prematurely.
He asked if anyone had a bulb syringe; luckily the baby’s family had one easily accessible.
The trooper was able to clear the baby’s airways.
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Meyer used the bulb syringe and cleared the baby’s nose and mouth.
A few moments later, paramedics arrived and took the little girl to the hospital where she was expected to make a full recovery.