Now that Jessica Dietrich and her newborn son have survived an emergency C-section and a life-threatening situation, the Norwalk woman can think happier thoughts.
The 21-year-old Norwalk woman can muse, for example, about the fact that Ramsey William Koebel, her first child, is this year's first New Year's baby at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He was born at 12:45 p.m. Friday just about 10 minutes after the emergency C-section to save his and his mother's life. Ramsey, who weighed five pounds and 14 ounces, wasn't due until Jan. 27. But Dietrich said she had high blood pressure and was at risk for toxemia. The condition, if left undiagnosed and untreated, can lead to deadly complications for mother and baby.