Omaha lady offers beginning in a COVID-19 coma
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – An Omaha woman describes her experience in a coma after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and expecting a baby.
It was a scary and confusing time for Scott White animals.
“Kind of looking around like … what’s this, what’s going on here,” she said.
White is now the mother of 9 children. During her pregnancy, she had a routine check-up in early October. Her blood pressure was high and she tested positive for COVID-19.
“When I got these results, I went home and placed myself in quarantine. So I didn’t know I had it when I was obviously pregnant. So I came back for 36 hours and then I was back. “
She said she went back to the hospital because she was having difficulty breathing. According to the CDC, the risk of COVID increases in pregnant women – especially with respiratory complications.
Back at the Methodist’s, she fell into a coma.
“I don’t remember the whole process. I just remember going to the emergency room and then opening my eyes and it was mid-November, “White said.
And while she was in a coma for 33 days, White said she almost lost her life.
“Apparently I’ve done a flatline twice. Because of my lung capacity, my breathing. Twice … so it really was my breathing. COVID complications. “
But she survived and had her baby 8 weeks early when she was still in a coma. She says her newborn baby already has the COVID antibodies.
“Totally ok. She was born 5 pounds 5 ounces. She is happy, healthy and whole and great and pampered. You really pampered her when I was gone.”
COVID, a coma, two flatlines, and she beat all chances when she had a newborn. Although she is in the process of relearning how to walk, she says it is important to maintain a good attitude.
“I mean, I’m not going to lie, sometimes I go down and out, especially at night when I’m lying here. Just having these struggles here and there to go to sleep and all that, but other than that, positivity is the key. You have to stay happy and positive to keep going, ”said White.
White says she could come home on Christmas Eve. She now uses a walker for short walks.
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