an expectant mother whose heart stopped for 68 minutes as she was giving birth, woke from a coma two weeks later thinking she was 13 and had no idea she had two children and a fiancé.
Before the incident, Shannon Everett, 22, turned and told her mother, Nicola Everett, 46, and fiancé Ioan she loved them and the next thing her heart stopped beating and she started bleeding while giving birth to baby Nico.
Shannon, who suffered an amniotic fluid embolism last September and delivered Nico while unconscious, was unable to hold her baby for almost two weeks as doctors put her in an induced coma to save her life. Her husband Nicola was shocked by the incident and would not hide his feelings. ‘We went to the hospital that day in September expecting to come home with a new baby, but it’s like we have another child, too, because Shannon needs a lot of care.’. While giving birth to baby Nico, Shannon told her mother and Ioan, who she was been with for six years, she loved them before her heart stopped beating and she lost consciousness. doctors and midwives delivered baby Nico, weighing 6lb 8oz, using forceps, while other medics battled to save Shannon’s life. After an astonishing 68 minutes, doctors were able to bring her back from the brink of death but warned her family she may not wake up or could suffer severe brain damage. Nicola, a full-time career, also narrated her picture of the story. I quote ‘She kept calling me “mammy” and when we asked her where she lived, she gave us the address for a house we lived in when she was 13.
‘She had no idea who her fiancé was and didn’t believe us when we told her she had two kids. It was like she’d forgotten her whole life and thought she was a teenager again.