A 32-year-old mother, who gave birth while she was in a coma fighting coronavirus, considers herself lucky to be alive after reuniting with her family.
Carrie-Anne Osborne, the mother of four, tested positive for Covid-19 on December 29 and was self-isolating at home when she was admitted to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, County Durham on January 6 as her condition worsened.
She was put into a coma by doctors and delivered her baby by caesarean at just 33 weeks the same day. Carrie could not meet her baby girl until she was five weeks old. As her family wasn't allowed to meet her, they relied on medical staff to get updated on her condition through phone calls.
Carrie's elder sister Leanne Osborne while talking to Daily Mail shares the family feared she wouldn't survive as they were told to expect the worst.
Leanne, 44, narrates how the situation was like an awful living nightmare and they wouldn't wish it on anyone.
But Carrie proved to be a fighter as she spent more than four weeks in a coma while battling Covid-19 pneumonia-causing her left lung to collapse but fully recovered from a coma on February 7. On that day she realized she gave birth to a girl, Storm Osborne-Duncan, weighing just 3lb 10oz who had spent four weeks in hospital until her dad, Lewis could bring her home on January 28.
Carrie met her daughter on February 18, five weeks after she was born, for the very first time calling the experience 'surreal.' She explained she felt on top of the world after going through what she went through.
After recovering from coronavirus, Carrie was shifted to Westview Lodge care home for a fortnight before going home on March 10. Currently, she is still struggling with mobility and breathing. 'I still can't walk. I am breathless all of the time.'
Carrie reveals when she was in Westview Lodge and informed about what she went through, it made her realise how lucky she was to be alive. Talking about the facility, she called the staff 'absolutely fantastic'.
A GoFundMe fundraiser was formed to help Carrie- Anne and her children through the ordeal.