Read the heartwarming story of this young mum, who, we can only assume, was brought out of her coma by the power of love...
Last November, 28-year-old British woman Colvina Jolin, who was 23 weeks pregnant at the time, was going about her daily housework, when she suddenly blacked out.
The last thing she remembered was feeling a “massive headache” before calling out to her husband and passing out.
Time lapse of three months…
When Colvina opened her eyes again, it was February 2015 and she had given birth to her baby.
Here’s what happened
According to The Daily Mail, the intense headache Colvina experienced before passing out heralded a massive brain haemorrhage that put her in a months-long coma.
After she lost consciousness, the mum-to-be (at the time) was rushed to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, where it was decided she needed specialist brain surgery at Southampton General, over 36km away.
Reportedly, doctors had told her family “the odds of surviving the transfer were just one in ten – but that without the operation she would die.”
Once she reached Southampton, surgery was promptly conducted and according to intensive care consultant Dr Andy Eynon, “Within ten minutes, her skull had been opened and a massive clot was removed.”
Dr Eynon explained that the bleeding caused massive pressure to build up, in turn “forcing the brain down on to the vital brain stem controlling breathing, heart function and blood pressure.”
Doctors were worried that pressure could have affected the blood flow to Colvina’s womb, they had to ensure the baby was okay while saving Colvina at the same time.
Did Colvina come out of her coma eventually? Find out on the next page.