Jacksonville Beach restaurant owner in critical condition after pool incident is new dad – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — A Jacksonville Beach restaurant owner who was in critical condition following a swimming pool incident is a new dad today — while still in hospital.

Sarunyu Boonsanong, better known as Guy, has been in intensive care for more than two weeks after suffering head trauma. His wife, Naphat Bukum, who goes by the name Noom, tells us that neither he nor his family are giving up hope.

“If his heart is still beating, he’s still there,” Noom said.

The father-of-two had a special moment on Saturday after his wife, who saved him when she was nine months pregnant, gave birth to their third child.

“He was able to see his father for the first time this morning.”

Noom had not yet given birth, but she gave birth a week early. She told us she didn’t think her baby could wait, saying, “The baby might want to see his dad, so he might just want to show up sooner.”

The hospital pulled some strings, and Saturday morning Guy was able to hold his new son, Livingston.

Noom says Guy’s status isn’t great, but despite his cardiac arrest twice, they know he’ll keep going.

“He will try everything. He will try, he will fight, he will do everything to come back to us. I just don’t want to give up,” she said, adding, “We love him so much.”

She hopes they will see brain activity so he can be accepted to another hospital.

Noom hopes Guy will “show signs of improvement so he can qualify for Shepherd’s.”

She wants him to fight so he can find his family and his restaurant. “Not only does he love me, he loves my family, his restaurant, his customers, his staff.”

Above all, he loves his boys.

Noom says it was special for the baby “to see his father for the first time”, adding that their first meeting was “hopefully not the last”.

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