New Hampshire mother meets son for first time after COVID-19 fight
New Hampshire mother meets son for first time after COVID-19 fight

New Hampshire mother meets son for first time after COVID-19 fight

Earlier this month, a woman from Manchester was introduced to the baby she gave birth to during a medically induced coma in an emotionally charged moment, captured on camera. On February 2, more than two months after the birth, Macenzee Keller met her son Zak for the first time. “It’s a new experience, but I’m excited to be a mother,” Keller said. In late November, Keller tested positive for COVID-19, and on November 28, she gave birth to Zak via emergency caesarean section at the Catholic Medical Center. He was healthy, but she was sent to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in a medically induced coma. “We started her what is called the ECMO, which uses a device to pump oxygenated blood through her system,” said Ciaran Moloney, BSN, RN, a clinical nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. “There were times when we wondered how or if she would be able to recover.” “I actually can remember nothing but leaving my house and then waking up two months later,” Keller said. She is now in a rehabilitation center. “I had to be vaccinated after I gave birth, but then everything happened, so now I definitely have to get vaccinated,” Keller said. “I can not imagine my life without her, and I can not imagine any parent going through what we went through,” said Brandi Milliner, Keller’s mother. . Milliner said she was grateful for the medical staff. “The day she met Zak, it felt like 100 people right there in the waiting room were just crying and were so happy to see that the two could see each other,” Milliner said. . “It’s a very special one for us and one that really makes it easier to get to work the next day,” Moloney said. Zak is now almost three months old, and next week Keller is on his way home.

Earlier this month, a woman from Manchester was introduced to the baby she gave birth to during a medically induced coma in an emotionally charged moment, captured on camera.

On February 2, more than two months after the birth, Macenzee Keller met her son Zak for the first time.

“It’s a new experience, but I’m excited to be a mom,” Keller said.

In late November, Keller tested positive for COVID-19, and on November 28, she delivered Zak via emergency caesarean section at Catholic Medical Center. He was healthy, but she was sent to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in a medically induced coma.

“We started her what is called the ECMO, which uses a device to pump oxygenated blood through her system,” said Ciaran Moloney, BSN, RN, a clinical nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. “There were times when we wondered how or if she would be able to recover.”

“I actually can remember nothing but leaving my house and then waking up two months later,” Keller said.

She is now in a rehabilitation center.

“I had to be vaccinated after I gave birth, but then everything happened, so now I will definitely be vaccinated,” Keller said.

“I can not imagine my life without her, and I can not imagine any parent going through what we went through,” said Brandi Milliner, Keller’s mother.

Milliner said she was grateful for the medical staff.

“The day she met Zak, it felt like 100 people right there in the waiting room were just crying and were so happy to see that the two could see each other,” Milliner said.

“It’s a very special one for us and one that really makes it easier to get to work the next day,” Moloney said.

Zak is now almost three months old, and next week Keller is on his way home.

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