Firefighters are used to saving lives, but rarely do they have the opportunity to save a life after they help bring it into the world.
In the case of one firefighter, however, this was exactly the case. Mom Mary Davis told local news that her birth plans went out the window when her child came a week early.
She couldn’t make it to the hospital and had to opt instead for a home delivery, one that could have ended very badly if not for Macedonia Battalion Chief Jerry Hush.
Davis says, “I thought I had had a still-born baby, because that’s how she looked. There was nothing… She was just lifeless.”
They called 911 and the Macedonia volunteer firefighters were the first on the scene.
Hush says, “The EMS was quite a ways out and we had to deliver the baby.”
But it wasn’t that easy. The baby was breech and when they finally got her out, she wasn’t breathing.
Davis says, “She was blue, her lips were blue, and she wasn’t breathing, and that’s when you could start to see the worry in everyone’s eyes, you know?”
Hush says, “I was concerned. There’s a few minutes that I was really concerned.”
But Hush wouldn’t give up and after a few minutes… the baby was breathing and crying.
Davis says, “It was a big relief, everyone was hollering, everybody was screaming and hollering. It was like the biggest relief ever.” She said, “If it wasn’t for him, she wouldn’t be here. If it wasn’t for him and the quick thinking of all the responders, she wouldn’t be here.”
But, Hush says no thanks are needed.
He says, “I’m just doing my job, as any other fireman would do. To me, I think Mary’s the true hero, giving birth to a complicated birth. She’s the real hero, not me, I was just there to assist.”
Mom and baby were eventually brought to the hospital and all worked out well. Her baby is a healthy six pound, seven ounce little girl named Kyndall and her mom calls her a “miracle baby”.
This man is a hero in every way possible. Even though this wasn’t in his job description, he stepped up when duty called. If you want this hero to get the recognition he deserves, then please SHARE with friends and family!
[Featured Image: WBAY]