When 36-year-old Jenny Quiles from Florida fell into a coma after she was hit by a tow truck a few weeks ago, it seemed unlikely that she would give birth to her baby, who was due this week.
But in an amazing turn of events, Jenny awoke from her coma just in time to give birth to her baby girl by Caesarean section.
Jenny’s husband, 35-year-old Angel, who spoke proudly about his baby daughter, Angel Noemi.
“The baby is great, she’s alert, she weighs six pounds,” he said.
The baby is reportedly in the neonatal intensive care unit because she was born a month and a half premature.
At the same time, Jenny is awake, although still considered to be in critical condition.
“We don’t know yet how bad the damage is. It’s going to be a slow process. Right now it’s like she’s an innocent child who doesn’t really know what’s going on,” explained Angel.
Back on October 15, Jenny, an accountant by profession, who was crossing a street in St. Petersburg on her way to a doctor’s appointment, was struck hard by a truck and then rushed to the local Bayfront Hospital, where she has remained in intensive care.
The Quiles’ obstetrician, Jennifer Gilby, told the St. Petersburg Tribune that the last two weeks have been very difficult for the family.
“Fortunately there have been no major complications in [the mother’s] health that have put the baby at risk. t’s a beautiful success story that we can bring this baby into the world, and hopefully help mom improve and get better,” she said.
Jenny’s husband, Angel, who is a certified medical assistant, said he worked with hospital staff to gain permission for Jenny to hold her new infant for the first time on Friday night.
“I want to see if it will snap her out of it, mentally. I think it’s worth a shot,” he said.
For his part, Angel said he’s doing well, despite the pressure, “I’m just tired, very tired. But I’m in good spirits. How can I not be in good spirits with this new blessing in my life?”