A 10-year-old jumped into action as his mother went into labor at 34 weeks.
Ashley Moreau and her infant son Daxx are alive and healthy today largely because of the cool and calm response of Moreau’s 10-year-old son Jayden to Daxx’s premature delivery.
On August 11, six weeks before her due date, Moreau’s water broke and her baby began to emerge in a breech (feet first) position. Moreau’s fiancé had already left for work, so Jayden ran to his grandmother’s nearby home to enlist her help. But the grandmother’s recent surgery prevented her from doing anything more than calling 911.
Jayden ran back home and stoically told his mother, “Just tell me what I need to do and I’ll do it.”
“You’re going to have to deliver your brother, and we have to do it fast, because his feet are blue and he can’t breathe,” Moreau responded.
True to his word, Jayden gently pulled on his brother’s legs and helped him fully emerge. As Moreau recalled, “Jayden was so calm that he made me more calm.”
Jayden is a quick-thinking little boy
However, the baby boy still was not breathing. Jayden ran to the kitchen and grabbed the nasal aspirator that Moreau uses to remedy the breathing problems of Jayden’s 11-month-old sister.
Moreau and Jaden used the aspirator to pump air into the baby’s lungs, and a few moments later emergency medical responders arrived.
Moreau and her baby were transported to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, where they both fully recovered from their harrowing ordeal.
“Every time I think about what we went through, I cry again,” Moreau said. “Jayden will always have a special bond with his brother. I’m just so proud of him. He saved our lives.”
On August 28th, Jayden received an official plaque from the mayor of Sulfur, Louisiana accurately proclaiming him to be a “Hometown Hero”.
We love this story of a brave little boy who saved the day! Maybe someday he’ll be saving folks in the emergency room. Let me know what you think. Thaïs
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