Midland mother battled COVID-19 while pregnant

Published: Nov. 16, 2020 at 8:22 PM CST
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - Alone, sick, and pregnant, Chloe Graves said the journey was a tough one.

“I felt just happy that me and him both made it because they said I could have died,” said Graves.

At 28 weeks pregnant during the week of July 5th, Graves came down with chills, body sweats, and a fever.

She went to Midland Memorial Hospital, where doctors diagnosed her with pneumonia and COVID-19.

“And then I went back to the hospital on July 8th because I didn’t feel the baby move and I couldn’t breathe,” said Graves.

Without her family beside her, doctors admitted graves because her symptoms had worsened. She was intubated, breathing with the help of a ventilator.

A few days later, Graves had to have an emergency C-section while she was unconscious.

“When I found out that I had early I was scared, like is he going to make it, like where is he yet, is he okay, like I thought he was at Midland Memorial Hospital, but I had transferred him to Odessa,” said Graves.

Graves said she spent three weeks in the hospital recovering. Her baby spent 16 days in the NICU.

Graves doesn’t remember much from those days, but she said even though she missed out on the tender moments of holding her baby, she’s thankful she’s now healthy and able to take care of her baby boy.

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