- A woman, Camre, suffered a stroke while she was giving birth
- The stroke caused Camre to lose her short and long term memory
- Her hubby, Steve Curto, wrote a book about their love story, detailing their situation
Steve Curto, who hails from Michigan in the US, and his wife, Camre, were excited to welcome their first child together seven years ago.
However, when she was 33 weeks pregnant, Camre went into labour and she suffered a stroke. Doctors had to put her in an induced coma and when she woke up, Camre had short and long-term memory loss.
Metro reported doctors found that Camre's stroke was due to undiagnosed preeclampsia – a pregnancy complication.
Curto said when his wife opened her eyes for the first time since coming out of the coma, he immediately knew something was wrong.
“As soon as she opened her eyes I thought, ‘Camre’s not there.’ She looked at me blankly as if I were a stranger,” he said.
The 38-year-old father said his wife did not even recognise their baby boy. Camre lost all her memories, including her childhood memories and pregnancy.
Briefly.co.za learned she also struggled to form new memories. Curto said a month and a half after their baby was born, his wife looked at him and said:
"I don’t know who you are but I know I love you."
Camre's short-term memory now lasts three to four days but her long-term memory has not returned.
Curto has since written a book about their romance, titled: But I Know I Love You.
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