Two months after her son was born, an Indianapolis mother finally got to hold her baby. Autumn Carver, 34, began battling COVID-19 while seven months pregnant, and while she continues to fight for her life, she was finally healthy enough last week to hold baby Huxley in her arms, her husband said.
“Today she met our son and it was an amazing moment needless to say,” Zach Carver wrote on Facebook. “Her parents, one of her best friends and many nurses and doctors witnessed the special moment. I don’t know if there was a dry eye in the area.”
He explained that the doctors had decided to surprise him by arranging the meeting on the same day.
While Autumn still has severe medical issues after contracting COVID-19 and may need a lung transplant, Zach said that they have seen many positive developments since that fateful day when she met her son.
Autumn was able, as of Friday, to fully come off the ventilator. She continues to improve her physical therapy training each day.
“We want no more machines,”Zach stated. “Last few hurdles to jump.”
Autumn, who is also a mother to a 3-year and 5-year old daughters, was happy to have the latest addition to her family. This month came after Zach and Autumn were diagnosed with COVID-19 mid-August.
Autumn stated that she was not vaccinated, as she had already had three miscarriages and because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had not yet confirmed the safety and efficacy of the vaccine for women who are pregnant until the end of October. She was also otherwise healthy and active.
Zach had some symptoms but her condition improved quickly. She was admitted to the hospital by August end and placed on a ventilator.
Also, doctors had to schedule an emergency C section more than one month before Huxley was due. Autumn was then placed on life support, given anesthesia and a tracheotomy.
Meanwhile, Zach has been taking care of their three children at home and continues to share updates on a Facebook page about Autumn’s health.
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