I had a gut feeling at home that something was wrong with my 10-week-old son, Malachi, so I had my husband, Kyle, go check on him. He brought Malachi to me — barely breathing and lifeless.
Both of us are in the medical field — I’m a nurse, and he’s a EMT/firefighter. It’s hard to separate nurse and mama, and daddy and EMT.
We rushed him to the firehouse (Hartville) where Kyle works. Once transported by squad to Akron Children’s, his oxygen levels were extremely low, and the staff said we basically saved his life by coming in. I’ve learned that Mom and Dad know best, so if you think you need to go to the hospital you go!
It was an extremely scary time for us. We lost a child in 2014 (stillborn) and when everything was happening with Malachi we thought we were going to lose him too. The staff was amazing in the PICU, and we are extremely grateful for them.
Malachi has made a full recovery and is a happy 6-month-old boy!