SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A pregnant woman from Fresno who has been in a coma since March gave birth via C-section at UCSF Thursday.
Melissa Carleton had been in a coma since having surgery for a brain tumor in March, but doctors successfully delivered a healthy baby boy.READ MORE: IRS Website Will Soon Require Facial Recognition To Log Into Your Account
Her husband Brian Lande was tending to baby West, and his wife, who is able to nurse the baby with some assistance. The family is celebrating a victory after not knowing if both mom and child would make it this far.
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“This is a story of joy, and it’s not lost on us that this is a story about Brian and his love. He has taken care of our daughter in a way that parents can only hope for, and that’s a credit to Melissa, because (she) chose him,” grandfather John Farrell said.
Melissa remained in a coma Thursday night. The family says she can open her eyes, but has yet to fully recover from the coma.MORE NEWS: Man Arrested On Attempted Murder Charge In Connection With December San Mateo Shooting