MANCHESTER, NH (WPRI) – A New Hampshire woman recently met her two-month-old son for the first time.
Macenzee Keller, 21, says she tested positive for COVID-19 near the end of her pregnancy and felt okay until her symptoms became severe and she was put on a respirator.
The doctors then performed an emergency cesarean section while Keller was in a coma and her son Zack was born.
Keller finally got his son held after 47 days, and the moment was captured by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
“It’s a new experience, but I’m excited to be a mom,” Keller said.
Some of the doctors who worked closely with Keller and her son say that moment made it worth it in the end.
“To see this positive result has certainly made it easier to get to work every day,” said one of her nurses, Ciaran Moloney, BSN, RN.
Keller is expected to go home with his son next week.