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Family says paramedics saved son's life

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) A Palm Beach County couple is saying thank you to paramedics they say saved the life of their unborn baby and his mother.

Nine months into her pregnancy, the mother suffered a serious seizure called eclampsia. This afternoon the couple, with their baby boy, stopped to say thanks to the rescuers who came to their aid.

Snuggling close to his father chest , 2-month-old Sabian Dornellas is a miracle that almost didn't happen.

"Out of nowhere I just woke up and had the worst headache ever, and I knew something was wrong," says his mother, 28-year-old Sabrina Dornellas.

Dornellas says she and her husband Jordan were lying in bed when she began to have a seizure called eclampsia.

"She was going through a full-body seizure, everything tensed up and I'm scared because the baby was still in there and she's pregnant," says Jordan.

He grabbed the phone and called 911. He says it took paramedics less than five minutes to show up.

In the midst of her seizure, Sabrina's water broke. She was rushed to Palms West Hospital with her worried husband driving right behind the ambulance.

"With everything that happened, I didn't know if I was going to have a wife to come home to or a baby," he says.

Luckily for Jordan, his wife, and little Sabian are now doing okay and they attribute their survival to the five paramedics.

"We can't thank them enough really," the parents said.

 "It's a great feeling," said Captain Javier Perez. "I have delivered three kids, but this is the first time someone has stopped by to say thank you."

The seizure the mother had, Eclampsia, effects 10 percent of pregnant women.

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