Special Father's Day for local dad

By Lee Peck - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A special Father's Day for one local dad was unexpectedly spent at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women. Landen Barton wasn't due for another month but came four weeks early Friday June 18th. Mom Alexis had to undergo an emergency c-section. Ever since then dad Larry has been taking over all the feeding duties every couple of hours, but he's not complaining.

"He's like the world's greatest dad because he never left my side," said a tearful Alexis.

Every nurse on the floor told 7 News they've seen a lot of fathers walk through the hospital doors, but say Larry is definitely a good daddy going above and beyond the call of duty.

"Man I've had to do whatever it takes to get it done. Sometimes just helping to take care of the baby - sometimes it might be rubbing her feet or helping her get up and walk around. I'm willing to do whatever it is," said Larry.

The couple also have a two and half year old son. Congratulations to them - and Happy Father's Day to every dad out there.

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