A new Minnesota mom saved her husband’s life earlier this month, just days before giving birth to their first child, the family says. Ashley and Andrew Goette were eager to welcome their first baby after enduring fertility struggles. She was scheduled to be induced on Oct. 17, but tragedy struck the night before when Ashley, then 39 weeks pregnant, woke to find Andrew struggling to breathe. Ashley quickly called 911.
“The dispatcher walked me through CPR, ’cause I am not trained,” Ashley, of West Saint Paul, told WCCO. “They wanted me to get him down to a hard surface but I explained to them that I am 39 weeks pregnant.” Andrew was rushed to St. Paul’s United Hospital, where doctors confirmed that he had gone into cardiac arrest, WCCO reported. He was sedated and tests showed that he may have suffered a “catastrophic brain injury.”
Their son, Lennon Andrew Goette, was born last Friday weighing 6 lbs. and 14 ounces. Andrew then underwent surgery to resolve his heart arrhythmia. Although the birth story is not what the couple had planned, Ashley told WCCO said she’s grateful that all has ended well.