- A mother-to-be from Midrand tragically lost her unborn baby while fighting the Covid-19 virus
- Marzanne Lennox had been on ventilators for over two weeks fighting for her life
- The doctors said they had considered an emergency Caesarean but she was too weak
A Johannesburg couple are coming to terms with the tragedy of losing their first baby boy after finding out their unborn son had died.
Marzanne Lennox and her husband Thomas were going to name their miracle baby Jensen. Plans for the baby shower were under way and everyone in the family was excited to meet baby Jensen.
Lennox who has been undergoing treatment in hospital for the Covid-19 virus since 30 June, found out on Tuesday that her unborn son had died.
The mother-to-be had been on a ventilator for more than two weeks fighting the virus.
News24 reported that the doctors considered an emergency Caesarean but Lennox was too weak for the procedure. She was immediately put on a ventilator.
Skip Scheepers, Lennox's father said:
"At that stage, her oxygen level was at around 24%, which is similar to being dead."
HeraldLIVE reported that two weeks before the fashion designer started feeling nauseous and had a blocked nose. She thought nothing of it because she was 30 weeks pregnant.
She also had a sore throat and blocked nose and was given antibiotics by a doctor in Midrand, where she lives. It is suspected that Lennox may have contracted the virus during a visit to a clinic. She has no underlying illnesses.
The family said they were grateful for all the support they had been receiving.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that a Cape Town police officer succumbed to a lonely death after she died alone in her flat while self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.
Sergeant Chriszelda Coetzee self-isolated in her flat alone after testing positive for the virus
She started feeling ill and struggled to breathe on 5 July. Her sister, Cindy Coetzee, took her to hospital where it was discovered she had a high fever, but they could not admit her until she had taken a test for Covid-19.
After receiving confirmation two days later, she decided to isolate at her flat in Tygervalley.
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