11-year-old boy has earned himself some accolades after his unique role during the delivery of his baby brother.
James Dukes is no longer seen just as a child anyone could meddle with, but a doctor and ‘guardian angel’ as well.
Dukes from Marietta, Georgia, swung into action as soon as his mum, Kenyarda, got into sudden labour while her husband was away at work.
“Suddenly, I could not get to bed. I just collapsed on the floor,” she said.
Dukes called the 911 and the emergency operator gave him instructions on what to do to help his mother deliver the baby, reports CBNS.
He was also directed on what to do to keep the newborn safe by removing mucus from the mouth and nose and how to keep the baby warm until help could arrive.
He told the operator, “My mom just had a baby at the house and she needs somebody to come.” and the dispatcher responded, “OK, gently wipe off the baby’s mouth and nose, wrap him in a clean, dry towel.”
The young boy did as he was told and the family couldn’t be more proud of their superhero.
“It didn’t really scare me, it was more just like, let me clean the baby off, make sure he’s okay, make sure my mom’s okay,” said Dukes.
His proud mum added: “He was my support, and he was my guardian angel. He was the man, he was the doctor, and he was my superhero.”
The mother and her new baby boy named Royal, were transferred to a nearby hospital, where they met Dr. Eric Brown, who was supposed to deliver the baby.
Dukes apparently loved what he did for his mum and yearns to do more to save the lives of other expectant mothers.
Now, he just cant help with the dreams of becoming a doctor and Dr Brown is very much interested in helping him actualize his dreams.