Italian woman who fell into a coma ten months ago after having a heart attack when she became pregnant, woke up to discover that she is now the mother of a baby girl
- Cristina Rosi, 37, from Tuscany, was seven months pregnant when she fell into a coma
- Her daughter Caterina was delivered by doctors via an emergency C-section
- When the first time mother woke up from her coma, her first words were ‘mum’
A woman who fell into a coma ten months ago has woken up to discover that she is now the mother of a baby girl.
Cristina Rosi, 37, from Monte San Savino in Tuscany, was seven months pregnant when she had a heart attack and fell into a coma last July.
Her daughter Caterina was delivered by doctors via an emergency caesarean section, while Mrs. Rosi remained in a coma.
Now, ten months after the ordeal, Mrs. Rose’s husband Gabriele Succi, 42, described the ‘real joy’ that he and his wife were finally able to embrace after ‘so much suffering’.
Cristina Rosi, 37, from Monte San Savino in Tuscany, was seven months pregnant when she had a heart attack and fell into a coma last year
He also said that Mrs Rosis’ very fist word after she woke up from her coma was: ‘Mum’.
Speaking to the Italian newspaper La Nazione, Succi said: ‘It is a real joy after so much suffering. Even the doctors in the room have confirmed that Cristina has said her first word. ‘
The first-time mother has now been transferred to a clinic in Austria, where she will receive 24-hour specialist treatment and undergo a neurological rehabilitation program during her recovery.
Sir. Succi said hospital staff have also removed his wife’s tracheostomy tubes to let her breathe for herself.
He continued: ‘My wife is breathing and swallowing by herself.
‘Seeing her progress and thinking about how she was only a few months ago with all the tests she had to overcome, it seems like a miracle.’
Sir. Succi later told the news site Arezzo Notizie: ‘Cristina can hardly be recognized now.
‘She is more relaxed, they removed her tracheotomy [and] through a pump, they give her a drug that should lead to other physical advances. ‘
Mrs. Rose’s daughter Caterina was delivered by doctors via an emergency caesarean section
Mrs Rosi has now been transferred to a clinic in Austria, where she will receive 24-hour specialist treatment
Mrs Rose’s treatment, which causes her to receive intense physiotherapy sessions, has now been funded by a GoFundMe site set up by her husband, who has so far raised more than £ 155,176 (€ 180,572).
But Mr Succi now hopes to raise the amount to £ 257,808 (€ 300,000) to continue funding his wife’s treatment abroad.
Sir. Succi added: ‘So far we have been able to guarantee the Cristina therapies. We can not stop now. My wife and daughter deserve to go home in the best possible condition. ‘
In an effort to increase donations, Margherita Scarpellini, the mayor of Monte San Savino, wrote on Facebook last year: ‘Apart from donations, it is important to tell Cristina’s story so that help comes as quickly as possible from as many people as possible.’