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Dad saves tot hospital sent home.

A DAD brought his baby back from the dead - minutes after the boy was given the all-clear by a hospital.

Michael Cassie, 30, was told five-week old Leo was fit apart from a cold.

But as he drove home, Leo stopped breathing and turned blue.

The horrified dad-of-five saved him by giving the kiss of life at the roadside.

The youngster was then taken back to hospital where tests revealed he was suffering from pneumonia.

Michael, of Aberdeen, said: "How can a tiny baby be diagnosed with a common cold then die in the back of a car just a few moments later?

"The sight of him lying there lifeless and blue with his eyes rolling into the back of his head will haunt me. I'm just thankful I knew first-aid. Leo probably wouldn't be here today if I didn't."

After Michael and partner Mary Whyte became concerned about Leo, their GP sent him to the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital. A spokeswoman for NHS Grampian said: "If the family have any concerns we would urge them to get in touch and meet with us face to face."


Lucky: The kiss of life by dad Michael Cassie saved his baby, Leo' Relieved: Michael with Jack, three, on his knee and mum Mary with baby Leo. Twins Samantha, left, and Shannon, 11. Michael, five, centre.
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jan 7, 2007
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