Newborn babies are so fragile, and the smallest thing could cause them to need medical help. Life or death may be only minutes to seconds away.
Mother of two Tina Adkins was recently introduced to this fear when her 29-day-old baby Bella was having trouble breathing. Adkins became desperate.
The mother explained to the Savannah Morning News that her baby had turned beet red and then blue, and that’s when she told her son to call 911 for help.
Luckily, there was a hero that came straight to the rescue.
Officer Eng was the responding officer on the scene, and his body camera showed him sprinting up three flights of stairs to get to the choking newborn. When he got to the top of the steps, the worried mother was already there, frantically holding her Bella.
According to ABC 13, when Eng finally got to Bella, she was unresponsive. The officer began performing CPR on the baby. Soon, Bella began to breathe again.
Hearing the baby start to cry was the best thing in the world.
“I heard a little cry. I stopped, and I turned her to my face and saw her eyes open, and she started moving,” the officer recalled. Both Adkins and Eng were relieved when they heard the cry from the baby.
“Sometimes angels don’t come from heaven. . .they are already here,” Bella’s grandmother said in a press conference.
Adkins is more than grateful for the hero that saved her baby girl.
“I just thank God for him,” Tina said. “Without him, she may not have been here today, so I thank God for him.”