FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The family of a 2-year-old boy who was pulled from a swimming pool in Coral Springs last week has created a Facebook page for updates on the child's condition.
James Edwards remains in critical condition at Broward Health Medical Center after falling into the pool in his backyard Friday.
It is his love for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that led his parents to call the Facebook page "Turtle Power for James Edwards."
Coral Springs police said the boy's grandfather was watching the 2-year-old when he found James face down in the pool. He jumped into the water, pulled James out and began CPR until paramedics arrived.
"The fast action of the grandfather makes him a hero," Dr. Nabil El Sanadi told Local 10. "He probably saved that child's life by applying early chest compressions and CPR."
Once at the hospital, doctors were able to restore James' heartbeat and breathing. Still, his odds of recovering or surviving without severe brain damage were extremely low. So, doctors decided to use a technique typically used for heart-attack victims, called induced hypothermia.
"Immediately, we start intravenous lines," El Sanadi said. "We give them cold ice saline, intravenous fluid that will cool their body down, and then we hook them up to a machine to control their body temperature as we're cooling them down and then as we're warming them."