- Marissa Fuentes started having shortness of breath while pregnant and tested positive for Covid 19
- She had an emergency C-section performed, and her second child was born two months prematurely
- After eight months in hospital, she was discharged, and the hospital staff gave her a befitting farewell
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A US lady who spent almost eight months in hospital battling Covid 19 has been reunited with her family in time for the holidays.
29-year-old Marissa Fuentes from Pennsylvania was discharged on Wednesday, November 24 and spent Thanksgiving with her family.
Speaking to Good Morning America, Marissa said she could not believe spending the holiday with her family.
"Thanksgiving felt very surreal because I was able to sit at the table with my entire family. I wanted to take every single moment in and I didn’t want the day to end because it was so incredible," she said.
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Covid 19 infection
The mother of two was pregnant with her second child when she started to experience shortness of breath.
She was taken to the hospital, and tests established she had Covid 19 before being transferred to the Intensive Care Unit.
Doctor’s perfumed an emergency caesarean section to deliver her son, who was born two months premature.
Marissa, a teacher, was then placed on a ventilator and spent the next five months on a ventilator and the remaining months undergoing physical therapy.
The newborn was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a genetic disease, and her husband, Adrian Fuentes, juggled between taking care of his wife and son.
"It was extremely scary. There’s just no other way to put it. It was terrifying," he said.
When Marissa walked out of the hospital on November 24, she was cheered by hospital staff who cared for her for nearly eight months.
Woman in Coma Fighting Covid 19 Gives Birth to Healthy Premature Boy
Briefly News reported a woman based in England has shaken the world after giving birth to a healthy baby boy while in a coma.
Sophie Byrne was hospitalised due to Covid 19 as she was pregnant, she was placed in a coma to minimise health risks.
Her baby boy was delivered while Sophie was unconscious and has been certified as healthy with many praising the birth as a miracle.
Source: Briefly News