Newborn Gets Emergency Ride To Hospital In Blizzard
BOSTON (CBS) — One Tuesday, new mom Lisa Nickowal was able to hold her baby for the first time since a scare on Sunday.
“Look at you good boy! I’m so happy I’m finally here and I get to see him,” she said.
Michael is just nine days old, but already he has his parents worried sick. Born a week early, he was jaundice and then a dangerous infection hit over the weekend.
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“And on Christmas he started not to look like himself,” said Nickowal.
Pam Hallahan is a nurse at Children’s Floating Hospital at Tufts Medical Center and she got the call Sunday night that Michael needed a pick up.
Problem was, he was at Falmouth Hospital on Cape Cod and the storm was coming.
“I didn’t give it a second thought. Someone needed help and I went,” said Hallahan.
Ambulance driver Colin Ryle was behind the wheel.
“Visibility was 15 to 20 feet; the wind was whipping the ambulance side to side,” he said.
And the more they drove, the worse it got.
“I was a little nervous. I’m not gonna lie,” said Ryle.
After several hours on the road they got to Michael. And then thanks to the State Police and a personal snow plow escort, the crew and baby finally made it back to Boston.
“That’s amazing all those people pulled together to do that for my little guy,” said mom.
A heroic rescue that has finally put this mother at peace.
“Finally I can relax, I’m here with him and it’s all gonna be good.”
They hope to bring Michael home soon.