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Baby born to mother in comatose state

Mother In Coma Gives Birth To Healthy Boy

A California family celebrated a bittersweet moment this week after a mother in a coma gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

39-year-old Melissa Carleton suffered a seizure due to a benign brain tumor in March.

She then underwent emergency surgery to remove the tumor. Doctors were able to successfully remove the tumor, though Carleton was unable to wake up from surgery.

Carleton's been hospitalized since she was 29 weeks pregnant, and doctors successfully delivered the baby by C-section Thursday.

Despite her comatose state, Carleton appears to be aware of what's going on. Her husband Brian Lande says before she gave birth, Melissa moved his hand to her stomach where the baby was kicking.

"She was able to reach up and touch my face. She puckered for a kiss. These are things we've waited for for months to happen and she did them today. As happy as I am to meet my son, it is incredibly painful for Melissa not to be awake with me for this," he told ABC.

She's now being moved to a rehab facility where doctors and family hope she'll wake up.

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bjredmond64 May 23 2014 at 2:24 PM

our Father which art in Heaven, thank you for the miracle of life. please restore the mom to a healthy condition and bless their lives. in the name of Yeshua, amen

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ecortez May 23 2014 at 2:46 PM

Have faith God is able to heal. God never comes late he is always on time.God bless with the miracle of your baby boy. In the name of Jesus I Claim healing for her and her family. Stay strong. Isaiah 53:5 says, and by His wounds we are healed.

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memaw7824 May 23 2014 at 2:49 PM

May God bless her so she can raise this gift from Heaven!!

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cpruitt221 May 23 2014 at 2:58 PM

Don't give up on her-she is there and about to come out.

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heywheresmycheck May 23 2014 at 3:18 PM

If she's responding and communicating, then she's no longer in a comatose state. I hope she is getting physical and occupational therapy. Even if other people have to move her limbs, it will keep her body's sense memory working, which will help her condition to improve.

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boardsrbetter May 23 2014 at 3:16 PM

Great story. I hope the baby is healthy and remains that way. Hope mon gets to wake up and join the family. That being said, you jesus freaks, sorry, cultists, need to find another place to make your little chants. religion is belief not fact

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chefjohnp May 23 2014 at 3:08 PM

Prayers to her, her husband and her little boy.

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Victoria Filippelli- chefjohnp May 23 2014 at 8:54 PM

Prayesr FOR her, not TO her. The prayers go to God.

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chambersray1 Victoria Filippelli- May 23 2014 at 9:05 PM

Prayers NOT Prayesr. JEEZ, that was instant Karma.
uhh...OK...I didn't mean that.

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dustball21883 Victoria Filippelli- May 24 2014 at 1:28 AM

You know what he meant. That's pretty fitting you misspelled the first word of your comment trying to correct him over something so trivial. I don't know if you were trying to make yourself feel smart or something, but if so, it obviously backfired.

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danyelle.marks May 23 2014 at 3:04 PM

she'll find her way out. she knows her baby needs her.

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dustball21883 danyelle.marks May 24 2014 at 1:33 AM

One can only hope. Unfortunately, that fact that her baby needs her will not be the reason if she does wake up (although I would like to believe that it could be).

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Apple May 23 2014 at 3:24 PM

She will wake up keep interacting with her and have Faith! Know that she is already awake and she will wake up!

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deliciousdove39 May 23 2014 at 3:09 PM

HI y.ou have my warmers wishes for your family.

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