LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The birth of a child is often described as a miracle.
And modern medicine is making that miracle happen even when the mother and child are in distress.
Two-month-old Hennick Davidson spends a peaceful sleepy moment on his mom’s shoulder. But his birth was much more stressful.
"He was late so they had scheduled an induction. When I went into the hospital my body was not dilating…and the doctor had sent me for an emergency c-section,” Kellie Davidson, Hennick Davidson’s mom, said.
Doctors at Clark Memorial Hospital delivered Hennick Davidson immediately.
"Coming into this world in such a traumatic way he was put into the panda warmer," Kellie Davidson said.
A registered nurse at Clark Memorial Hospital said the following.
"The first thing we need to do for any newborn is to make sure that the baby is warm. Their regulation is essential for any newborn especially for one that's born with an emergency c-section," Jennifer Creagh, a registered nurse, said.
The panda warmer is a multi-functioning device which makes sure that babies like Hennick Davidson get the proper care at the right time to insure a healthy delivery. The panda warmer was provided to Clark Memorial thanks to everyone's generosity to the Crusade.
"We have been partners with Crusade for Children for the past thirteen years,” Danielle Jostes, with Clark Memorial Hospital, said.
Jostes said through the partnership, Clark Memorial Hospital has received founding that allows the hospital to upgrade equipment to make new purchases for the hospital’s family birth place.
Clark Memorial's partnership with the Crusade reaches out into the greater community but for the Davidson family it's a very personal connection.
"He's my first child. So it's not about me anymore. It's all about him. It's a blessing every single day," Kellie Davidson said.
Over the past ten years Clark Memorial Hospital has received more than $190,000 from the WHAS Crusade for Children. That funding has provided everything from phototherapy lights to air filtration devices for the nursery. It is all to make sure that babies like Hennick Davidson get a proper start in life.