Italian woman who fell into a coma 10 months ago after suffering a heart attack while pregnant wakes up to find she is now the mother of a baby girl
- Cristina Rosi, 37, from Tuscany, was seven months pregnant when she fell into a coma
- Her daughter Caterina was given birth by doctors via emergency caesarean section
- When mom first woke up from her coma, her first word was ‘mama’
A woman who went into a coma ten months ago wakes up to find she is now the mother of a daughter.
Cristina Rosi, 37, of Monte San Savino, in Tuscany, was seven months pregnant when she suffered a heart attack and slipped into a coma last July.
Her daughter Caterina was delivered by emergency caesarean section by doctors, while Mrs. Rosi remained in a coma.
Now, ten months after the ordeal, Ms. Rosi’s husband Gabriele Succi, 42, described the “real joy” he and his wife were finally able to embrace after “so much suffering.”
Cristina Rosi, 37, from Monte San Savino, in Tuscany, was seven months pregnant when she had a heart attack and slipped into a coma last year
He also said that Ms Rosi’s first word after she woke up from her coma was “Mommy.”
In conversation with the Italian newspaper the nation Mr. Succi said: ‘It is a real joy after so much suffering. Even the doctors in the room confirmed Cristina said her first word.’
The first mother has now been transferred to a clinic in Austria, where she will receive 24-hour specialist care and undergo a neurological rehabilitation program during her recovery.
Mr Succi said hospital staff also removed his wife’s tracheostomy tube to allow her to breathe for herself.
He continued: ‘My wife breathes and swallows herself.
“When I see her progress and how she was just a few months ago with all the trials she had to overcome, it seems like a miracle.”
Mr. Succi later told the news website Arezzo Notizie: “Cristina is barely recognizable now.
‘She is more relaxed, they have her tracheotomy removed’ [and] they give her a medicine through a pump that should lead to other physical progress.’
Mrs Rosi’s daughter Caterina gave birth by emergency caesarean section by doctors
Ms Rosi has now been transferred to a clinic in Austria where she will receive 24-hour specialist care
Ms Rosi’s treatment, which involves intensive physical therapy sessions, is now funded by a GoFundMe page set up by her husband, who has raised over £155,176 (€180,572) to date.
But Mr Succi now hopes to raise up to £257,808 (€300,000) to continue funding his wife’s treatment abroad.
Mr. Succi added: ‘So far we have been able to guarantee Cristina the therapies. We can’t stop now. My wife and daughter deserve to go home in the best possible condition.’
In an effort to boost donations, Margherita Scarpellini, the mayor of Monte San Savino, wrote on Facebook last year: “Apart from donations, it’s important to tell Cristina’s story so that help arrives as quickly as possible from as many as possible.” people.’