Woman wakes up from coma, finds out she's a mother
A Tennessee woman woke up from a coma after nearly four months to find out she's a mother.
According to ABC News, 20-year-old Sharista Giles was just five months pregnant when a car accident left her in a coma back in December. Her family was told she would likely never wake up. However, on Wednesday, Giles opened her eyes for the first time.
Family members rushed to the rehabilitation center in Harriman, Tennessee and presented Giles with a photograph of her newborn son.
Doctors were forced to deliver the baby prematurely in January when he was barely two pounds in weight. Now, he weighs six pounds and four ounces.
"[Her father] showed her a picture of her baby, and she followed the picture," her aunt told ABC News. "When he turned around to put it back on the bulletin board, she turned her neck -- her whole head -- trying to follow and find the picture again."
It's still too early to determine Giles' prognosis, but her family hopes to introduce the new mother to her baby when the newborn is ready to leave neonatal intensive care. The baby is being called Baby L until Giles can name the boy herself.
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