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Truckers help deliver baby in Arkansas Denny's

Kaycee Triana was two weeks past her due date when she was visiting family in Arkansas over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Trucker News Services

12/9/2013

Editor's Note: Article is courtesy of arkansasmatters.com. Click here for video coverage from KARK.

TEXARKANA, AR -- It was a memorable Thanksgiving for one Arkansas family, as they welcomed a new addition, in a Denny's restaurant.

Kaycee Triana was two weeks past her due date when she was visiting family in Arkansas over the Thanksgiving holiday.

After going into labor at her sister's house on Saturday, Triana's plan to go to the hospital took a slight detour.

"[My plan was] to get to the hospital and we didn't make it," she says.

So Kaycee and her sister stopped to find their mom at work.

"Pretty much as soon as she walked in, she had a baby," Triana's mother, Suzanne Nettles says. "I assumed they went to the hospital, but they went to Denny's."

Employees say it happened in an instant.

"She was screaming and saying, 'I think the baby's coming! I think the baby's coming,'" said Denny's employee Linda McClure. "I was trying to get towels, whatever they needed."

By then, it was too late.

"I pushed one more time, the head came out, so I dropped my pants so other people would realize that it's here," said Triana.

Some tense moments ensued during the delivery, as two strangers had to help unwrap the umbilical cord from the boy's neck.

"Two truckers came over, put her on the carpet and helped her get the baby out," said McClure.

"I'm still trying to absorb it all, this whole situation," said Nettles. "They saved my grandbaby's life."

The boy, named Andy, is healthy and weighs a full 10 pounds 4 ounces.

While the delivery is one to remember, Kaycee says she'll always be grateful to the men who helped.

"Thanks for being there, and not leaving one minute before or one minute after," she says. "Thank you for saving my baby's life."

Andy is currently at Christus St. Michael and is expected to go home soon.

The family has spoken with the two men who helped, with one actually calling Kaycee in the hospital to make sure everything was alright.

 

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