'Every time I see my son I want to cry': Vaccinated 'miracle mom' who caught COVID-19 when she was pregnant reveals she had to be told she gave birth to her baby while on a ventilator
A fully vaccinated mother who caught COVID-19 when she was pregnant delivered her first child while on a ventilator and doesn't remember giving birth.
Wendy Davidson, 33, from Coweta County, Georgia, has been called a 'miracle mom' after spending weeks battling the virus at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, where she welcomed her son, Gabriel, 28 weeks into her pregnancy.
Despite having had the Pfizer vaccine, she became so sick that she was in and out of consciousness and later had to be put on a ventilator after her oxygen level dipped to the mid-60s, WGCL-TV reported.
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'The nurse was in the room and she was like, "Hey, we’re getting ready to intubate your wife and put her on the ventilator," and I was like, "What?"' Wendy's husband Jeremy told the new station.
'I was like, "Are you serious what’s going on?" and they said her oxygen’s dipped really low.'
Ongoing fears about the health of both Wendy and her baby prompted medical staffers to perform an emergency C-section to deliver her son 28 weeks into her pregnancy, a miracle, according to doctors.
The newborn, who weighed just three pounds, is currently in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the hospital.
Wendy didn't remember anything about her time in the hospital and had to be told she had delivered her first child.
'Every time I see my son I want to cry,' she told WGCL-TV while on the verge of tears. 'I wanted to see him come out, you know, but, I didn’t get that luxury.'
'She’s been trying to piece it together,' Jeremy added. 'She’ll ask me when he was born, what happened, how she got over in the neuro-center, it’s just, everything is just strange to her.'
Wendy said the whole time she was in the hospital, medical staffers called her the 'miracle mom' and the 'miracle baby's mom.'
She was discharged from the hospital for the first time earlier this week. While her son is still in the NICU, he is improving and putting on weight.
Gabriel is expected to be able to come home at the end of November.