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Baby Born At Gas Station And Saved By Quick Thinking Paramedics

Kyle and Vicky Blizzard were driving on Mother's Day. Vicky said she started feeling contractions, but she just "knew" it was not labor because she was only 30 weeks along. She didn't think it was possible for her to be 10 weeks early. They were headed home when she delivered the baby. Kyle said that they were about 2 miles away from home when Vicky delivered their pre-mature son.  Kyle said that he immediately started turning blue.

When Vicky was in labor, Kyle had called 9-1-1 and they told him to go to the hospital. However, Vicky screamed at her husband that they weren't going to make it to the hospital and that "she was delivering now!" He pulled the car over to the nearest spot which happened to be a gas station and by the time he made it around the car his wife had already delivered her child and he was turning blue. Kyle started doing CPR and he said that it was one of the most surreal moments, because it was really hard for him to imagine that he was really doing CPR and that it was absolutely a life-or-death situation.

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The whole time that her husband was giving CPR Vicky kept on telling herself, "this can't be happening, this just can't be." Vicky said it was really hard for her to believe that this was currently her reality. The ambulance finally arrived and they told the paramedics that by that time their child hadn't been breathing for about 5 minutes. Mark Ford, an emergency medical technician with Ross/West View Emergency Medical Services, showed up with other police and paramedics. He said that the team works really well together and they exchanged very few words and they instantly went to work without having to discuss much.

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The paramedics said that the reason the little boy was okay was that he was still attached to mom. The parents did the right thing by keeping the umbilical cord connected until the emergency responders arrived. They were able to stabilize the baby well enough to move him into the ambulance. One of the men on the team said that they were just so happy that the baby was doing so much better in just the few moments that they arrived.

The baby was taken to the nearby medical center and he is doing well. The couple is so grateful for the emergency responders who were able to save their sweet little baby. The baby will be in NICU for a little bit since he was a bit early. We are so grateful for the quick thinking of the responders and saving the baby.

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