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Firefighters & Surgery

(Two separate stories - my comments in italics - links in blue.)

Central Florida News 13

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 6:58:17 PM

(Please note paragraph in bold. It should be in delightful fireworks as far as I'm concerned!)

Paramedic Tommy Lucas holds little Tyler Neverman for the first time Tuesday since he and eight other fire fighter EMT's helped bring him into the world five weeks ago.

Little Tyler may not know it yet, but his parents and grandparents consider the fire fighters heroes.

"It’s just an amazing feeling just actually seeing the faces, because during the process it was just a blur,” new father Tyler Neverman said.

Baby Tyler's delivery was especially dangerous because when Crystal's water broke and she started having contractions, Tyler was in the breach (breech!) position, which means he had shifted inside his mother's womb and wouldn't come out headfirst like a normal delivery. It's a potentially life-threatening situation that requires immediate attention.

The Neverman's knew they lived too far from the nearest hospital to get there in time. The eight fire fighters who responded to their 911 call were trained to handle the situation. Little Tyler was born within just 20 minutes.

The firefighters were trained to handle breech births?!? How interesting. I know they get a few seconds of information about breech deliveries. Goodness, as much as I read and re-read about breeches, I still don't consider myself "trained to handle the situation."

"We certainly appreciate the gratitude that's given, all fire, EMS, police individuals, public service, we're not in this for the money or the recognition. This is our job, but it is good to every once and a while to be recognized by the public,” said Steve Smith, a paramedic with Marion County Fire Rescue.

Tyler was born on May 13, Mother's Day. If you ask Tyler's mother Crystal, she'll tell you the fire fighter's efforts that day was the best Mother's day present she could have ever received.

"I was told that if I had went to the hospital, I would have had a cesarean – an emergency cesarean – and that wouldn't have been the ideal picture to do it that way,” said Crystal Neverman. “I wanted a more natural birth this time, and I got it."

“They made everything great for us,” Terry Neverman said. “They turned it completely around, what could have been a tragedy, turned into a triumph."

For that, I am thrilled to give the firefighters the award! Not for what they were supposed to be awarded for, but because they saved this woman from an unnecessary cesarean. WOO HOO!

Tuesday each of the firefighters received special recognition for their heroic efforts from the Marion County Board of Commissioners.


My partner is having a D&C, biopsy and ablation tomorrow afternoon. Her bleeding will end tomorrow. The type of ablation she is having is the Novasure. I think it looks fascinating and would love to be in the OR to watch the whole 90 second procedure happen. She'll have sedation (with the beloved Versed) unless something complicated happens, then she'll have general anesthesia. I'll be at the hospital unless my lady has her baby, then I will be kept informed by my mother-in-law and the rest of the family.

I'll let y'all know how it goes. Good thoughts are welcome!

Reader Comments (5)

Good kuck to Sarah tomorrow xxx

June 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAgatha

I cant believe that the government would take the time to train firefighters on breech delivery, but the majority of drs dont have any idea how this is done.

June 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Good thoughts coming from me!

Now, if I can just convince my GYN that I need the same thing...

June 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Sending my best wishes for your partner!

June 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAngel

Give the around of applause for the firefighters.Your really a true HEROES...your like spider man..Your friendly neighborhood.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjessica

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