A nurse in Seattle Washington was treated to a special event while in the emergency room as a patient on Thanksgiving day.
Rhonda, a nurse midwife broke two fingers while participating in a triathlon last Thursday. Sure she has delivered plenty of babies, but not as a patient in the ER.
Rhonda explains, "I was sitting in the ER had my X-rays waiting for the results and this lady comes in in labor ready to have a baby,"
"It wasn`t my patient; it wasn`t anybody in my practices patient. It was just a lady who came in off the streets and she was ready to push and we got the baby out."
The proud parents said the baby is a healthy "7 pounds 4 ounces and 19 and a half inches long."
"I've delivered a lot of babies in the emergency room, but not as a patient," said DiCostanzo. "And I delivered this baby with my hand all wonky."
According to the mother of the baby, "Just to have her there and she was just so calm and it calmed me down so it was a huge blessing."
The delivery only took a few minutes.
Rhonda then got her hand fixed and went home to make dinner for 16 guests. "All before 9 o'clock. Got my exercise, delivered a baby, made dinner. It was a great Thanksgiving."