COVID-19 Battle

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This is our family story back in June of 2020 my mother contracted COVID-19 , at the time she was 22 weeks pregnant when she had to be hospitalized. She originally was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital and stayed there for a couple of days as she grew into worst condition they called and stated they needed to transport her to Integris Medical Center for higher care. At this point my mother had to be intubated. Shortly after arriving at Integris Medical Center they decided her condition was not getting better are she was doing worst, therefore they proceeded to put her on ECMO because they stated that was her only option of survival. At the time when this was happening my father and 14 year old sister were also in the hospital due to COVID-19.  I was the designated person to make the medical decisions, I called my father and updated him and he said to proceed since this was the only option we had. The doctor spoke to me on the phone and informed me how ECMO worked and that their main concern was my mothers life since baby was not considered viable yet. Weeks passed and my mom was stable and baby was doing ok she was stable had strong fetal tones. I received a call a couple week after and it was the OBGYN provider informing me that my mothers condition was deteriorating and baby had just turned 25 weeks and baby had to come out. They informed me it would be a C-section due to my mothers condition, they explained the risks of my mother not making it out of that surgery due to her being on ECMO and totally unconscious. She had risks of having a heart attack, a blood clot etc. 4 hours later they called and told us my mom made it out of the surgery with no complications and we had a baby sister Born on July 8th 2020 and she was 1lb 10oz. They quickly intubated her and gave her the medication she needed in order to breathe and the responded so well and was in the NICU. My mother was taken back to her COVID-ICU room. And was in stable conditions. It was until Aug 31st 2020 my mother was able to wake up after being unconscious for so long due to her conditions and it wasn’t until Sept 1st she got to hold Ellie for the first time and meet her. Now Ellie is getting bigger and stronger she has fought her way through with ups and down but she is strong she has a tract in now to help her breathe due to her lungs being so premature they are taking longer to breath on their own without support but she is now a 12 pound baby with the cutest smile and great personality when the doctors didn’t think she would make it she is this miracle my family gets to enjoy now, she just had her 200 days in the NICU celebration she is getting ready to be transported to the children’s rehabilitation center to allow her to grow more and get stronger along with the physical therapy care they can provide her with. My mother is now on the road to recovery after being discharged from the hospital she has good and bad days but she’s strong. My family is all home now and well. We are just waiting for our precious Ellie Joy to come home soon. Anything helps to cover mothers medical bills thank you all so much for the support ❤️
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Organizer

Marilyn Murillo Lopez 
Organizer
Oklahoma City, OK
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