5:15 PM EST, January 4, 2012
An 8-year-old girl saves her mom's life and now the elementary student is being called a hero.
Abbygail is back at school Wednesday, but on Tuesday she saved her mom's life.
"My mom was on the ground and I couldn't figure out what she was saying. She was shaking and wouldn't talk to me," said Abbygail.
"When the ambulance got here I was like this on my floor. My daughter had her knees on my back and a pillow propped my head like this," said Abbygail's mom, Susan Whitlock.
Abbygail said she knew her mom had health issues. Her mom had talked to her about calling for help if something happened.
"She had a seizure before, but not in that house and not in front of me."
Whitlock had three seizures in different parts of her brain. Abbygail said she didn't know what to do, but her mom said she somehow managed to do all the right things.
"She called my father and said Papi mommy needs you and hung up on him. And then she called 911."
Whitlock said she's so proud of her daughter.
"I'm her mom. I feel like I'm supposed to take care of her and make sure she's safe and she did it Monday. She took care of me."
And that's not it. Abbygail cleaned the whole house for her mom once she got home from the hospital. No one told her to do it. She said she did it "so she wouldn't have to do it when she felt better."