A FIT and healthy young Cobram mother is in an induced coma, fighting for life, after contracting the flu while pregnant.
Sarah Hawthorn, 33, does not know that she has given birth to a baby boy, the Herald Sun reports.
Sarah’s son was delivered five weeks premature during an emergency birth last month, and her worried husband, Robert, is maintaining a bedside vigil at The Alfred hospital.
Sarah’s sister-in-law, Rachael Holt, posted on a fundraising page: “Sarah remains in an induced coma, fighting for her life, unaware that she has given birth to the most perfect little baby boy.
“At present she is fully machine-supported and literally fighting for her life. The joy of the arrival of her precious baby (is) tinged with sadness as we continue to hope and pray for the best possible outcome.”
The woman initially went to her local doctor, but her family says she was sent home several times.
On August 28, she went by ambulance to hospital, where her son was delivered in an emergency birth.
Doctors at The Alfred Hospital have confirmed that she had contracted influenza A and pneumonia, and other complications.
To donate: gofundme.com/fighting-for-bomber-hawk