A 3-year-old Winchester, Virginia girl used FaceTime to call her mother after her father suffered a stroke last week. On July 4, while Trevor McCabe was home with his daughter, Molly, McCabe “heard a loud humming noise in his ears and felt like he was going to lose his balance,” his wife, Devon, told Fox News. Moments later, McCabe, 27, was on the ground and “felt like he was dying,” he said. That’s when Molly, who has not yet learned the alphabet, used the FaceTime feature on her father’s iPhone to call her mom. At first, Devon, an ICU nurse, missed the call. But when a second FaceTime came through, Devon, worried, pick up the call to see her 3-year-old daughter in tears. “She was sobbing crying and couldn’t articulate words very well,” she said. The young girl then turned the phone so Devon could see her husband “collapsed on the ground.” “I thought he passed out,” she said, adding that she immediately started to “shake all over.” Devon then called her neighbor, who rushed over to the family’s home and called 911. Devon quickly left work, arriving home around the same time the ambulance did. McCabe’s doctors later determined he had suffered a stroke as a result of a blood clot to his basilar artery, located at the front of the brain stem. While the clot itself was successfully broken up, McCabe’s brain began to swell — requiring him to undergo emergency brain surgery. He was also placed on a ventilator, which was recently removed. Doctors blame a hole in McCabe’s heart — more formally called a patent foramen ovale, or PFO — as the cause of the stroke. While McCabe has a long way to go before he is fully recovered, he’s on the mend. The mother of two said Molly memorized how to use FaceTime by watching her parents call each other, later replicating the steps when her mother asked her to.
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