Saturday, August 25, 2007

Premie Baby born in airplane


Here is a heartwarming story for the weekend. A 25 weeks pregnant mom was traveling to Crete with her husband when she went into early labor. Her water broke and somewhere above Düsseldorf, Germany, she delivered a 1 lb. baby with the help of a flight supervisor. This air hostess hero, Carol Miller, took control of the situation and suctioned the little blue baby with a drinking straw. Because he wasn't breathing, she then gave mouth to mouth resuscitation and heart massage until they could do an emergency landing and rush the baby to a hospital in London. Think of how tiny one pound is. Like a barbie doll!

After 5 months in a neonatal ICU, little baby Alfie is now weighing in at over 5 lbs and has gone home with his first time parents and is expected to grow into a normal little kid.

What a stroke of luck to have a clear thinking flight attendant, who just happened to have nurse training, on that flight! She handled premie childbirth with the same grace as serving coffee and she was able to think "out of the box" when it was needed. Carol Miller of First Choice Airways is my first choice for hero of the weekend.

9 comments:

Rich said...

What a story to tell about how he cam into the world.

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Wow amazing story, when the baby growns up he can presume he born on a plane in the middle of flight hehe
Good luck mommy hehe
Thanks for the post.

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Anonymous said...

What a beautiful story. I'm 25 weeks pregnant. I took a bad fall a couple of weeks ago and have been put on bedrest due to a small tear in the placenta from the uterus, Dr.'s were concerned i could go into early labor. But, so far all is well and the tear is healing. This inspired me. Thankyou for posting it. :)

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What a story to tell about how he cam into the world.

Rebelde said...

Dr.'s were concerned i could go into early labor.

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I took a bad fall a couple of weeks ago and have been put on bedrest due to a small tear in the placenta from the uterus, Dr.'s were concerned i could go into early labor.

Marko said...

sad sad story! :(

Casey Bell said...

Thank you for sharing your story. This def. gives me hope. My son was born premature at 24 weeks & 5 days. I'm so scared of what can happen, but the good thing is he is breathing on his own so that is def. a plus. Its all so much being a first time mom at age 24.