An Italian woman who fell into a coma ten months ago after suffering a heart attack when a pregnant woman woke up to find that she was now the mother of a girl
- Christina Rosie, 37, from Tuscany, was seven months pregnant when she fell into a coma
- Her daughter Katerina was delivered by doctors by emergency cesarean section
- When her mother first woke up from a coma, her first word was “mom.”
A woman who fell into a coma ten months ago woke up to find that she was now the mother of a little girl.
Christina Rossi, 37, of Monte San Savino, Tuscany, was seven months pregnant when she suffered a heart attack and fell into a coma last July.
Her daughter Catherine was delivered by doctors by emergency cesarean section, while Mrs. Rosie remained in a coma.
Now, ten months after the ordeal, Ms. Rosie’s husband, Gabriele Suchi, 42, described the “true joy” he and his wife were finally able to embrace after “so much suffering.”
Cristina Rossi, 37, of Monte San Savino in Tuscany, was seven months pregnant when she suffered a heart attack and fell into a coma last year.
He also said that Ms. Rosie’s very first word after waking up from a coma was, “Mom.”
Speaking to the Italian newspaper La Nazione, Mr Suchi said: “This is a real joy after so much suffering. Even the doctors in the room confirmed that Christina had said her first word.
The mother is currently being transferred to a clinic in Austria for the first time, where she will receive 24-hour specialized care and undergo a neurological rehabilitation program during her recovery.
Mr Succi said hospital staff had also removed his wife’s tracheostomy tube to allow her to breathe on her own.
He continued: “My wife breathes and swallows on her own.
“Seeing her progress and thinking about how she was just a few months ago with all the tests she had to overcome seems like a miracle.”
Mr Succi later told the Arezzo Notizie news website: “Christina is hardly recognizable now.
“She is calmer, her tracheotomy was removed [and] through a pump they give her medicine, which must lead to another physical progress.
Mrs. Rosie’s daughter, Catherine, was delivered by doctors by emergency cesarean section
Ms. Rosie has now been transferred to a clinic in Austria, where she will receive 24-hour specialist care.
Ms. Rosie’s treatment, in which she received intensive physiotherapy sessions, is now funded by a GoFundMe website created by her husband, which has so far raised more than £ 155,176 (€ 180,572).
However, Mr Succi now hopes to increase the amount to £ 257,808 (€ 300,000) to continue funding his wife’s treatment abroad.
Mr Succi added: “So far we have been able to guarantee Christina’s therapies. We can’t stop now. My wife and daughter deserve to return home in the best possible condition.
In an attempt to stimulate donations, Margarita Scarpelini, the mayor of Monte San Savino, wrote on Facebook last year: “Apart from donations, it is important to tell Christina’s story so that help arrives as quickly as possible from as many people as possible.”