James did just that, welcoming his new brother, Royal Dukes, into the world weighing 6 pounds, 9 ounces.
“Words can’t express how proud I am. He is the epitome of when you tell your son that ‘you’re the man of the house so you have to take care of those responsibilities,’ and he did it to a ‘T,’” the boys’ father said.
James says he just did what he had to do.
Mother and baby are fine and now resting comfortably in the hospital.
“My son was brave. He didn’t shake. He didn’t budge. I was like, ‘Oh my God! Somebody help me.’ He did a wonderful job and I’m proud of him,” Kenyarda Dukes said.
Dr. Eric Brown was supposed to deliver the baby, but it was James who ended up practicing the emergency medicine.
“I’ve never heard of anything like this. I think James is very special,” Brown said. “The baby is doing fantastic. As you can see, his young doctor is taking very good care of him.”
James says he now wants to be a doctor when he grows up.
“I don’t like people hurting or down or anything. So I want to fix them and help them,” he said.
“I’m anticipating James to spend some time with me at the office, and we’ll help James make his dream come true to be a physician,” Brown said.
Kenyarda and baby Royal will head home from the hospital Thursday.