SGFD saves 18 month-old boy on day his mother is scheduled to give birth to second child


Michael Holland – used with permission

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – This is a story that almost put one man in an early grave, or so he says.

This father’s story starts with being displaced because of Hurricane Laura.

His wife and 18-month-old joined him in Baton Rouge.

Thanks to the generosity of a family they did not even know, this family was staying in a 3 bedroom, 2 bath fully furnished home with their kids.

That is just part of the story, as the St. George Fire Department came and helped save their 18-month-old boy.

Oh, and did I mention that the 18-month-old’s mom was scheduled to have a baby on the same day that SFGD came to the rescue?

So this is how everything happened on one crazy day.

What was supposed to end as a joyous day did not start that way.

First, the mother’s doctor came to Baton Rouge for the deliver of their second baby.

As everyone was getting ready to go to the hospital, the 18-month-old was seen putting something in his mouth.

At first, the couple thought it might have been some food that had been dropped on the floor.

15 minutes later though, the young boy started crying and his eyes began to roll back in his head.

On the way to the ER, the young boy stopped breathing.

The boy’s father called 911, put his truck in park and took his son out of his car seat.

It only took a minute or so for St. George firefighters to arrive at the scene.

When the ambulance arrived he was transported to the Children’s Hospital where he ended up being admitted later on.

The 18-month old’s father followed him to Children’s Hospital while his wife went to Woman’s Hospital for her scheduled delivery.

The doctor received word about what was going on and rescheduled the delivery.

It turns out that their son had ingested a sedative type pill.

The following day, the young boy was sent home from the hospital and mom and dad went to Women’s Hospital for the birth of their second child.

The family showed their appreciation in this Facebook post.

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