Pregnant mother wakes up after two weeks with a coronavirus fan to hear that her unborn child has died
Tragedy when seven-month pregnant mother wakes up after two weeks on a coronavirus fan to hear that her unborn child has died in South Africa
- Marzanne Lennox, 29, admitted to Life Wilgers Hospital in Pretoria on June 30
- Mrs. Lennox, who was 30 weeks old, was immediately put on a ventilator
- Was too weak for an emergency Caesarean section and the oxygen level was very low
- Tragically, Ms. Lennox has not had a hospital visit due to coronavirus rules
A seven-month-old pregnant mother woke up to a coronavirus fan after two weeks to learn that her unborn child had died in South Africa.
Marzanne Lennox, 29, was admitted to the Life Wilgers Hospital in Pretoria on June 30 with severe Covid-19 symptoms and was immediately put on a ventilator.
Mrs. Lennox – who was together for 30 weeks at the time – was too weak for an emergency C-section and her oxygen levels were dangerously low.
Her family was told that the baby died on the South African site shortly after News 24 reported.
Mrs. Lennox was told on Tuesday herself – as soon as she was strong enough.
Seven-month-pregnant Marzanne Lennox, 29, (photo) woke up to a coronavirus fan after two weeks to learn that her unborn child had died in South Africa
Mrs. Lennox’s father Skip Scheepers said, “The baby didn’t make it – he’s with Jesus.
“The pain just won’t go away – we should start organizing a funeral now.”
Doctors then performed a caesarean section on Mrs. Lennox to remove the baby.
Her father added, “They told her they were going to remove the baby right before the surgery. She was very emotional. ‘
Her husband Thomas, 30, was able to visit the hospital this week to meet her doctors.
Mrs. Lennox (photo with her husband) was admitted to Life Wilgers Hospital in Pretoria on June 30 with severe Covid-19 symptoms and was immediately put on a ventilator
Her husband Thomas, 30, (pictured on their wedding day) was able to visit the hospital this week to meet her doctors
But due to hospital rules to slow the spread of the virus, none of the family members have been able to visit Ms. Lennox herself. She remained on ventilation for two weeks.
South Africa has the most confirmed cases of coronavirus in Africa at over 224,000.
Gauteng province – home to Pretoria where the hospital is – has the most cases in the country at over 75,000, or 33 percent.
Provincial official Bandile Masuku, a doctor, told reporters last week that Gauteng is preparing over 1.5 million graves.
Mrs. Lennox (pictured on her wedding day) – who had been together for 30 weeks at the time – was too weak for an emergency C-section and her oxygen level was dangerously low
“It’s a reality we’re dealing with,” he said, and it’s the public’s responsibility “to make sure we don’t get there.”
But the province tried in a statement on Thursday to calm the fears by saying “there are no more than a million graves already dug open” and clarified that the official said the province has enough room for so many.
It was also said that six members of Gauteng’s Covid-19 War Room tested positive for the virus.
The number of cases in the country continues to rise, with 1,757 notifications on Wednesday alone.
The death toll fluctuates with 174 deaths on Tuesday and 107 on Wednesday. However, the total number of deaths is on an upward curve.
Modeling has shown that South Africa will have between 40,000 and 80,000 deaths by the end of the year.