Saturday, November 24, 2007
Pregnant Woman Rides In Two Ambulances And a Plane To Deliver Baby
Kam Davies began delivering her new baby in Basalt, near Aspen, on Thanksgiving Day, but ended up having him eight hours later in Denver.
The new mom was sent to Denver because doctors in Aspen said she was delivering too early for them to handle it.
Doctors at Aspen Valley Hospital prefer to deliver babies after 36 weeks, but Kam was only at 34.
In the end, it took two ambulance rides on mountain highways and an emergency plane flight to get her to Denver.
The couples first child, Ryder was born weighing 4 pounds, 10 ounces and 17 inches. He is currently in the NICU and may have to spend a couple of weeks there for safety sake.
The new dad, Michael, said it was stressful at times, blissful at others, and in the end just perfect.
The thoughtful staff at the Hospital also made sure he got a turkey for Thanksgiving.