Carrie DeKlyen of Michigan gave birth to her sixth child – a daughter – Wednesday, while in a coma she’s been in since July. People reports that in April, the 37-year-old mother of five was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of cancer consisting of highly malignant tumors that are generally found in the brain and reproduce quickly.
A Facebook page created to share DeKlyen’s progress called Cure 4 Carrie journals her health struggles, including four major brain surgeries and a stroke, which left her unconscious. “Carrie woke with severe pressure in her head along with vomiting, she is having a very hard day,” a July 21 post read.
“I don’t know if she hears me, but I tell her I love her every day,” Nick told People. “I say, ‘I love you, Carrie, and I’m waiting for you to wake up and take you home.’ I tell her that I’m staying by her side, and I’ll never leave her. I want more than anything to bring her home.”
Last Saturday, DeKlyen’s sister-in-law, Sonya Nelson, shared the expecting mom had become “completely unresponsive,” and provided updates on the baby’s health. “They tell us she can still hear us as hearing is the last to go,” the Sept. 2 post explained. “The baby is still holding her own.”
In another update on Wednesday, family members running DeKlyen’s page announced she was giving birth to her daughter, who the family named Life. “They are delivering Life this evening,” the post read. “She is sick, her only chance of survival is for her to be delivered now! Please be praying!”
Life Lynn DeKlyen was born at at 5:30 p.m weighing 1 pound 4 ounces, joining siblings Elijah, 18, Isaiah, 16, Nevaeh, 11, Leila, 4, and Jez, 1.
Life was delivered at 24 weeks and 5 days at 5:30 pm. She is doing as well as they had hoped. I will update again when I have more details! Thank you Jesus for this amazing gift of LIFE!
A new picture from this morning! The baby has a full name now, her name is Life Lynn Deklyen. Lynn after Carrie. She…
Little Life Lynn is reportedly in good health but her mother’s future still remains uncertain. “Carrie is off all support and very comfortable she is in God’s hands until he calls her home,” a statement posted on Facebook on Thursday read. “Please pray for all of us.”