A Texas mother is fighting for her life after she was intubated days following the birth of her first child.
Alexandra Chandler tested positive for COVID-19 before going into labor on January 9th.
After the ‘fully vaccinated’ mother had a successful C-section, she and her newborn son developed shortness of breath.
While Chandler’s son Beau also tested positive for COVID-19, the newborn baby is recovering well at home.
However, Chandler was intubated a few days later due to pneumonia.
"After years of fertility struggles and finally giving birth, COVID-19 has robbed Alex of the joy of being a first-time Mom," a fundraiser for the family said. https://t.co/HN9X5XHJP0
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After giving birth and returning home, the Texas mom and her son were sent back to the hospital a few days later for shortness of breath. She was intubated and experienced a double pneumothorax, where both lungs collapse.
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Alexandra Chandler tested positive for COVID before an emergency C-section. After giving birth to her son, Beau and returning home, both were sent back to the hospital a few days later for shortness of breath, only for her to be intubated and experiencing a double Pneumothorax where both lungs collapse.
“I just want more time with her because I’ve never spent this amount of time without her being at home,” said James Chandler, her husband.
“We’re going up there and praying for her and I feel like that means something to her. You just have to have complete and utter faith and don’t look at all the negative cause there’s plenty of it. God has a plan. It may not be what we want it to be right now, but He has a plan for all of us.”
Thankfully, the baby is doing better, but Alexandra is still fighting for her life. Since then, family and friends have started a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses and shared her story on social media. To their surprise, it’s gone viral and friends like Brittany Rodriquez say they’ll take as much help as they can get.
According to the fundraiser, Chandler and her husband faced years of fertility struggles before she became pregnant with Beau. The fundraiser explained Chandler was “hyper-vigilant” throughout her pregnancy to not contract the virus and was “fully vaccinated.” It is unclear if Chandler received a booster shot.
“After years of fertility struggles and finally giving birth, COVID-19 has robbed Alex of the joy of being a first time Mom,” the GoFundMe read.
Although her prognosis is disappointing, Chandler’s close friends and family said they are still hoping for a miracle.
“There’s not another person like my wife,” James told KWTX. “I just want to tell her that I love her. I’ve always loved her, and I’ll see her when she gets home.”