You emerge from a coma and you have a baby daughter named Caterina that didn’t exist before?
That’s what happened to a 37-year-old Italian woman who suffered a heart attack while she was seven months pregnant and fell into a coma according to the Daily Mail.
Cristina Rosi, 37, from Monte San Savino, in Tuscany, had daughter Caterina delivered by an emergency C-section while she remained unconscious.
She’s since recovered and 10 months later, Rosi’s husband Gabriele Succi, 42, told Italian newspaper La Nazione: “It’s a real joy after so much suffering. Even the doctors in the room have confirmed that Cristina has said her first word.”
The mom is now in a clinic in Austria under 24-hour specialist care as part of a neurological rehabilitation program.
Succi also told the paper that his wife’s tracheostomy tube has been removed in order to allow her to breathe and swallow for herself.
“Seeing her progress and thinking about how she was only a few months ago with all the tests she had to overcome, it seems like a miracle.”
He later told the Arezzo Notizie news website: “Cristina is hardly recognizable now. She’s more relaxed, they removed her tracheotomy [and] through a pump they are giving her a medicine that should lead to other physical progress.”
The woman’s treatment is now being funded by a GoFundMe page set up by her husband, which has so far raised just over $300,000 (Canadian dollars) but he’s open to reach $515,000 (Canadian dollars).
“So far we have been able to guarantee Cristina the therapies,” said Suci. “We cannot stop now. My wife and daughter deserve to go home in the best possible condition.”