David Spaulding, 85, was spending his usual morning when his great grandson called him and brought news that their baby was going to be born. Upon learning this, Spaulding suddenly started to feel unwell. So his wife, Dorothy Spaulding, rang 911 immediately, and she and her daughter, Deb rushed him to the hospital.
Lattin was four centimeters dilated and awaiting an epidural. Sullivan wondered how to share the news. She explained that Spaulding had a massive heart attack but he was on the cardiology floor in the hospital and he was stable.
“It was hard to deal with,” Lattin told TODAY. “But it was a motivation. Let’s have this baby. He needs to meet his great-great grandfather.”
Thankfully, Spaulding had recovered due to the speedy intervention of various medical professionals and he was able to meet his great-great grandson. His health is still being monitored but what a joyous day fraught with nervous excitement that was.
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