Pregnant Woman Falls Into A Coma, But When She Awakens She Realizes Something Is Missing
FaithTap Staff 11/4/2015
A 28-year-old woman recently experienced the shock of her life. It started while she was doing housework like any normal day. She wakes up in a hospital 7 weeks later to a totally new life.
Modern Medicine Meets Miracles
Not only had she unexpectedly suffered a massive brain hemorrhage, which sent her to a three-month-long hospital stay, but she also awoke to a baby girl.
The woman, Colvina Jolina, was just 23 weeks pregnant when the brain hemorrhage occurred. She experienced an “intense headache,” and next thing you know her husband, Matt, found her passed out. Rushed to the hospital, operating doctors gave Colvina a one in 10 chance of survival—and about the same odds for the baby. They worried the pressure from the blood clot that sparked the hemorrhage affected blood flow to the womb, which could easily put the baby in danger.
Matt stood by his wife’s side for the whole thing. The thought of losing both his wife and unborn child was too much to bear, he told The Daily Mirror.
“The neurosurgeon came out, looked me in the eye and said, 'We've operated on Colvina very quickly but I have never seen anyone survive this'.”
But then a dose of optimism came Matt's way.
But the operation went successfully, despite doctors’ predictions, and in the following weeks, Colvina’s mother noticed an odd phenomenon. Still in a coma, Colvina would move her hand in a motion that suggested she wanted to rub her baby bump.
At 29 weeks and still in a coma, Colvina went into labor. Delivered via C-section, baby Maia was just 3 pounds and was resuscitated twice by doctors. The size of Maia was shocking, Matt told The Daily Mirror.
"Maia was so tiny I could fit her in the palm of my hand."
But soon she was strong enough to be held, and just in time.
While Maia was coming out of her own struggle, Colvina began to show signs of consciousness. Seven weeks after giving birth she waved back to her mother saying “hello.” And then she noticed she was no longer pregnant.
Signaling to nurses that she was ready to see her bundle of joy for the first time, Maia was placed in her arms in all of her tiny, miraculous glory, and Colvina couldn’t have been prouder, as she told The Daily Mirror.
"I know it sounds stupid but I never remember not having her. It's as if she was always there, even though I was in a coma when she was born.”
Colvina truly looks like she can't live without Maia these days.
One Big Happy Family
Now at 1 year old, a healthy baby Maia is cared for by Colvina and Matt. While Colvina still experiences muscle weakness and imperfect speech, doctors believe that with rehabilitation, she should be able to make a full recovery.
A Reason To Fight
Colvina has little Maia depending on her to get better, the lengthy rehabilitation will be hard but the reward is already hers. A loving husband and a healthy little girl!