“You”re my Christmas miracle baby”: How father saved nine-weeks-premature son”s life by giving him mouth-to-mouth
After 11 years of trying for a baby, Su-San and Jonathan Rudi treated their son as a miracle before he was even born.
But when he arrived nine weeks early just four days ago, the Volusia County, Florida, couple were terrified to see that their tiny son had no pulse and was not breathing.
Having helped with the unexpected home birth, the new father then swooped into action to save his 3lb son, delivering an early Christmas miracle to the family.
Proud parents: Su-San and Jonathan Rudi watch over their tiny Christmas miracle baby, Jackson
With guidance from a 911 operator, the Deltona resident covered his baby”s mouth and nose with his own mouth, filling his son”s tiny lungs until, finally, he began breathing.
Speaking in an interview with ClickOrlando.com, the new mom was overcome with her husband”s heroism in saving baby Jackson.
“He bought him back to life right there. he really is a miracle in so many ways. I”m so grateful to you honey. Thank you,” she told the news site.
After more than a decade of disappointment, Su-San learnt that she was 14 weeks pregnant during a routine check before a back operation.
Preemie: Nine weeks premature Jackson was born with no pulse and was not breathing, his father saved him by mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
Happy Holidays: It had taken Su-San 11 years to conceive, making Jonathan”s heroism and Jackson”s survival even more special
She said that after Jackson”s hard start to life and overcoming such extremes to stay alive, she is certain her son”s life will be full of “great things.”
Jonathan said that he did not want his son”s life to be “a struggle like it”s been so far.”
The grateful new parents owe much of their good fortune to the paramedic team who rushed to help the family.
“It picks up your spirits to know that you did something so great,” a member of the emergency response team, Abraham Espinoza, told the Florida news site.
Su-San”s Christmas has truly come early this year. “You”re my Christmas miracle baby,” she said to her tiny new son, overjoyed.