Doddington woman thanks paramedic for saving her life

Anthony Mason paramedic with Wendy Warby who wanted to thank the ambulance after she went into anaphylactic shock.. ANL-160802-172344009
Anthony Mason paramedic with Wendy Warby who wanted to thank the ambulance after she went into anaphylactic shock.. ANL-160802-172344009

Paramedics to the

rescue after

woman goes into

anaphylactic shock

Wendy Warby suffered an allergic reaction to medication which left her unable to breathe.

Anthony Mason paramedic with Wendy Warby who wanted to thank the ambulance after she went into anaphylactic shock.. ANL-160802-172311009

Anthony Mason paramedic with Wendy Warby who wanted to thank the ambulance after she went into anaphylactic shock.. ANL-160802-172311009

Although the paramedics arrived at Mrs Warby’s Doddington home within nine minutes, her face had already turned blue.

But thanks to the hard work of paramedics, Mrs Warby was treated and taken to Peterborough City Hospital.

Mrs Warby, 55, who is married to Mark and lives in Bevills Close, has sent a message of thanks to the crew.

She said: “I would like to say thank you so much for getting here so quickly and for saving my life.

“If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be here now.”

Mrs Warby was prescribed antibiotics for a chest infection last week.

On Wednesday, she had taken one in the morning and seemed to be OK, but she became unwell when she took a second pill at 10.50pm.

She said: “My tongue tingled and then my lips swelled up.

“My throat began to close up.

“I had an epi-pen but it didn’t make any difference.”

Mother-of-one Mrs Warby lost consciousness and woke up to find paramedics had arrived and placed her on a nebuliser.

She said: “I still don’t know how long they were here.”

The crew, who had given Mrs Warby adrenaline, then took her to hospital.

She spent the night in hospital before being released the next day.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the crew was called out at 12.25am and arrived in under nine minutes.

He said: “We are pleased to hear that Wendy is feeling better and wish her all the best for the future.”