10-year old Jayden Fontenot was put in a tough position when his mother went into labor at home. Ashly Moreau, Jayden’s mum was in the bathroom when she felt the baby’s feet hanging out, KPLC reports. Moreau’s fiancé had just left to work, and she was home alone with her 11-month-old daughter and 10-year-old son, Jayden Fontenot.
According to BabyCenter, Ashly noticed the baby’s feet were blue, meaning the baby was not getting any oxygen. She knew she had to act quickly. Moreau called her 10-year-old son, Jayden, into the bathroom and told him to run to his grandma’s house next door to get help.
Still recovering from a recent surgery, Jayden’s grandma was unable to leave her house to come assist. Jayden knew it would be him who would have to help his mother. And he was willing to do anything.
Upon arriving back at home to his mother bleeding heavily in the bathroom, the young boy said, “Okay, Mom. Just tell me what I need to do, and I’m going to do it.” Ashly instructed her son to grab the baby’s legs and pull as she pushed. The baby was born within minutes but was not breathing.
Jayden then ran to the kitchen to grab his 11-month-old sister’s nose aspirator to suction out the baby’s mouth and nose. Just as the baby started breathing, the paramedics arrived to whisk Ashly and baby Daxx to the hospital.
Jayden said even he was surprised by how he responded to the situation. KPLC reports
“I wasn’t even thinking, I was amazed,” Jayden told the news station. “I had to pull him by the legs — not hard, gently.” KPLC
After assessing the new mother and baby, doctors at the hospital speculate that neither the baby or mother, who was bleeding profusely as her placenta was detaching, would have made it had it not been for this brave 10-year-old.
“I don’t think he understands how heavy this is,” Ashly Moreau told KPLC. “He saved me and his brother’s life. He is my hero.”