COVID-ill mother, who doesn’t remember giving birth after a long battle: “It’s miraculous except its actually real medicine and real science”
After a long battle with COVID-19 that nearly took her life, the lucky mother of two is finally reunited with her baby daughter and family. The woman, who had not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of her illness, reportedly spent more than 40 days on a ventilator and was placed in a medically induced coma.
Doctors cleared the mother to return home to her children after she spent months in the hospital and an inpatient rehabilitation facility.
Alma Zepeda, a mother from Virginia, gave birth to her daughter Olivia on December 17, 2021. The mother also stated that she has no clear memory of giving birth in December. She was readmitted to the hospital days later, fighting COVID-19, and was soon intubated and in a coma.
During an interview with 7News, the mother reportedly said: “I was just waiting for the morning to come, I couldn’t sleep last night. Just coming home and being with the family. I was in the shower and I lost my breath very badly, I couldn’t recuperate from losing my breath.
And my husband took me to the hospital and they told me I had COVID in my lungs. I had to be intubated and from there, that’s the last I remember.”
COVID-19, according to her husband, nearly killed her.
Danny Warren told: “Just a lot of praying. It was a bad situation. I don’t wish this on anybody. With a newborn at home and worrying about her, and my son will be three on Sunday, it was just really hard.”
According to reports, the woman was placed in a medically induced coma after spending more than 40 days on a ventilator. Doctors finally gave her the all-clear to return home to her children last week.
Direct Biologics Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vikram Sengupta, reportedly told FOX5: “It’s miraculous except its actually real medicine and real science. This is very emotional for me. It speaks to everything that I stand for as a doctor.”
Right now, the lucky mother is mainly concerned with spending time with her family and continuing her recovery at home.
Alma Zepeda said “I’ll be having therapy, occupational and physical therapy. I’m going to have to build up my endurance again to get back to normal.”
According to reports, the mother had not been vaccinated against COVID-19 when she became ill. She explained that she was pregnant and wanted to wait until after the baby was born to get her shot.
The mother of two also gave thanks to all of the doctors and medical professionals who helped in his wife’s recovery, as well as friends, neighbors, and coworkers who showed their family support along the way, according to FOX17.