A mum of two who spent three weeks in a coma after almost dying from coronavirus whilst pregnant has survived and finally given birth to a healthy baby boy.
Glorimar Pagan tested positive for Covid-19 when she was already six months pregnant in April 2020.
Struggling to breathe, the pregnant mum of two was rushed to hospital and placed into a medically induced coma where she remained for three weeks.
Thankfully, she beat the odds and pulled through, giving birth to her healthy baby boy on 27 July and returning home with her family.
Reflecting on how she felt at the height of her struggle with coronavirus, mum of two Glorimar said: “I couldn’t breathe.
“I asked the doctors to do something – to just open me up so I could get air.”
Despite only suffering with minor symptoms when she tested positive for Covid-19, Glorimar’s condition rapidly worsened just days after her diagnosis.
She was rushed to a local hospital near her home in Dodge City, Kansas before being transferred to Wesley Medical Centre in Wichita where she could receive higher care.
Glorimar’s case manager, Penny Clement, said: “She had an ICU nurse as well as a labor and delivery nurse with her at all times so they could monitor and care for both Glorimar and her baby.
“Nearly every department in the hospital was involved, and – despite the fact that many of these groups were not used to collaborating in this way – everyone really listened to one another to make necessary decisions for Glorimar’s care.”
With Glorimar struggling to breathe in hospital, her thoughts were still with her family as she worried for their safety after her boyfriend Jose Pasquez also tested positive for Covid-19.
She refused to be put on a ventilator until she knew her eight year old daughter Glorialexmar Pagan was safely being cared for by her parents back in Florida.
She was finally put on a ventilator and into a medically induced coma for 20 days where she battled kidney failure and coronavirus at six months pregnant.
Doctors feared the worst for the expectant mother but she battled through and came out of the coma after three long and fearful weeks, much to the relief of her family.
Glorimar finally gave birth to a healthy baby boy on 27 July and left the hospital four days later with doctors and nurses lining the corridors applauding her as she left to go home.
Glorimar’s case manager Penny said: “We all became very close to her after such a long and difficult journey, so having such a happy ending is just wonderful.”
“Glorimar’s whole story is just a miracle. We’re thrilled for her, and so excited that
we were able to help her through her health crisis and reach such a happy ending.”