Posts Tagged ‘birth’
Make sure you listen to the 911 audio.
For most dispatchers, it is a once-in-a-career experience. For Angie Adams, it came only three days after training ended.
Adams was working the night shift at the Montcalm County Dispatch Center just after 2 a.m. Thursday when she answered a call from a frantic father yelled that his wife was giving birth in the family bathtub — a delivery that apparently came as a surprise to Carri and Ryan Emmons.
Ryan’s report that Carri “thinks she’s having a baby” is quickly firmed up, as Carri can be heard yelling in the background “the head is out!”
“Oh my God, I’m looking at a baby,” the 31-year-old father announced as Adams tried to calm him down and get an address to send medical personnel.
“I didn’t know my wife was pregnant,” Ryan said of his 27-year-old wife, already a mother of three.
“You didn’t know she was pregnant?” Adams asked.
“No, no,” Ryan answers. “(I) had no idea my wife was pregnant.”
Later, Carri gets on the telephone and tells Adams the baby is fine and blowing bubbles.
“What a surprise,” Adams said to Carri.
“Yeah, it was,” Carri responded.
But Adams said she was not concerned about whether the baby was a surprise. She wanted to make sure mother and baby boy were OK.
Adams said her six months of training had her ready.
It showed as Adams kept the frantic husband calm and told him to make sure the baby’s air passages were clear. She even talked to Angie’s 10-year-old son, Tyler, who talked matter-of-factly about the event that seemed to have the adults in a tizzy.
“My mom said there’s like baby poop all over his head,” Tyler said.
Carri later tells Adams that she had never seen a baby right after delivery up close.
“Yeah, they’re usually wiped off,” Adams said.
Ryan also got to deal with the less flowery aspects of birth as he helped gathered the placenta from the bathtub so it could be examined by doctors.
“Ugh, … disgusting,” Ryan moans.
But the reward came as the new boy’s cries were heard loud and strong over the phone lines.
“Well, that baby’s got some good lungs,” Adams said.
Read more and hear the audio from the 911 call: Couple unaware of pregnancy gives birth at home with help of rookie 911 dispatcher
A miracle went home from the hospital this week. Now, we know the word miracle is used far too often, but this time, well, you decide.
Lori Smith, Survived Strokes & Coma: “I’m 19 days from them pulling the plug. 19 days. I was going to be dead.”
38 year-old Lori Smith says prayer, God, and some great doctors, nurses, and therapists pulled her through, after what started out as a normal delivery of a baby. Lori and Michael Smith’s fourth child was born New Year’s Day.
“I got to say she’s beautiful.”
“About 15 minutes after that, our world got turned upside down.”
“My body just came to a halting stop.”
A complicated blood clotting problem, called d-i-c, nearly killed Laurie… a series of strokes… kidney failure… liver failure … and 12 days in a coma. On day 11, Michael brought their three other kids in to say goodbye.
Michael Smith, Lori’s Husband: “They said mom, if you love us, blink your eyes, and she would blink her eyes, so that’s the point I knew we had Laurie there. I didn’t know if she was being mom for the last time, but what I knew is it was a miracle at that point.”
Laurie came back and was transferred from Bethesda North to Drake Center for a month of intensive therapy.
The baby’s name is Delilah Grace. Actually, it’s Delilah Grace Hope. That’s what the nurses called her while mom was in a coma … Hope. Sure looks like the nurses were right.
Read more and watch this story: Miracle Mom Leaves Hospital After 56 Days
Staff Sergeant Timothy Scott was able to welcome in son, Brody Cole, into the world Friday even though he was a thousand miles away from the hospital.
Scott was able to witness the birth form the frontlines in Iraq thanks to a satellite network.
Watch that story: Soldier Virtually Present For Son’s Birth