Michigan woman with COVID-19 in coma after giving birth to twins

Woman with coronavirus in coma after giving birth to twins

A Michigan woman has been put into a medically induced coma after contracting COVID-19 days before giving birth to a pair of twins, family members said.

“This was supposed to be our celebratory year,” Steven Logan told WJBK. “We got our first house just a few months ago. We just got a new vehicle and we (were) supposed to be celebrating the new addition of our twins, and now it just seems like everything is in a tailspin.”

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Logan’s wife, Jasmine, was diagnosed with COVID-19 before giving birth Nov. 17 to a set of twins, according to WJBK. The couple has three other children together, a 6-year-old and 2-year-old twins who have also been diagnosed with COVID-19, Steven Logan said in a GoFundMe campaign.

Doctors had Jasmine Logan give birth a month before her due date to help her fight the virus.

“They were hoping by doing this, it would give her lungs the capacity they need to breathe and give her antibiotics and steroids they couldn’t give because she was pregnant,” Steven Logan told WJBK.

On GoFundMe, he added that COVID-19 caused his wife to contract pneumonia in both of her lungs. He said they “were so badly damaged that to simply breathe put too much stress on her heart and lungs which caused heart failure along with a host of many other medical complications.”

“Jasmine is currently in a medical induced coma,” he said Friday. “She is hospitalized at DMC Harper and has been battling the severe damage caused by this virus for the last two weeks. She will have a long and tumultuous road to recovery, and possibly have life-lasting complications.”

Steven Logan launched a GoFundMe campaign Friday to help support the family as he stays home to care for the couple’s children.

“I work extremely hard to provide for my family and have never had to ask for financial assistance,” he wrote on GoFundMe. “I am an over-the-road truck driver, and this poses a huge obstacle because I’d be away from home for days at a time. As a result I have been unable to work.”

He told WJBK that he found it to be “just extremely embarrassing to have to ask somebody to help” because of the work he put in to provide for his family thus far. However, he shared appreciation for people who have donated to help his family pay their bills, for food and for baby supplies.

“I can’t even find the words to express my gratitude,” he wrote. “I love you all, and despite the pain and frustration, you guys are like rays of sunlight. I may be lonely without my Jazzie, but you guys have shown me we’re not alone.”