Angela Primachenko is a respiratory therapist in Washington. She is a mother to 11-month old Emily and wife to her beloved husband David. Angela is just 27 and was absolutely loving being a mother and wife, she also loved her job. She was happy, healthy and feeling extremely blessed. However, her fate had something else in store…
Angela was dedicated to her jobs both as a mother and as a respiratory therapist. Her husband and her found their baby Emily to be the biggest joy in their lives and such a gentle, happy baby too. Being a respiratory therapist can be quite demanding. However, when Angela begun feeling suddenly nauseous and was struck with headaches, she knew she had only felt like this once before…
Under The Weather
She was pregnant! Angela and her husband were expecting yet again. They believed it was a sign and all in their fate. The already wonderful parents were ecstatic, Emily would be getting a sibling. However, her health was about to take a drastic turn.
Angela was breezing through her pregnancy. She had made it into the last trimester and was still working as normal. Well, more than normal. As a respiratory therapist, Angela was on the frontlines of working with Covid-19 patients- she was willing to help however and whenever she could. The hospital was packed, she was giving her all to the job whilst almost 30 weeks pregnant, but she had a duty to fulfill.
On The Frontlines
As a pregnant Respiratory Therapist being in close contact with Covid-19 patients is almost any husband’s worst nightmare. David was getting increasingly worried as his wife was working more hours, pushing her body to its limits and coming in contact with an incurable virus. He had to step in and somehow convince his wife to put their baby before the crisis at hand.
Time To Stay Home
Angela was about 26 weeks pregnant when she agreed with David decided it was time for her to self-isolate, for the sake of their baby and family. However, 3 weeks into her self isolation s Angela began to show symptoms, she had begun coughing, “Like, you know that kind of cough. And then it kind of got a little bit worse, and then I started having a hard time breathing at night,” Primachenko said.
Weeks At Home
Angela was positive for Covid-19 and admitted into hospital. The expectant mom began worsening when she was eventually placed on a ventilator, however, this was not enough and she was later placed under an induced coma. Her entire family worried about her. Afterall she was not only in critical condition but she was pregnant too. What would happen to the baby?
Angela was 34 weeks pregnant and in an induced coma when she gave birth to baby Ava, 2 months premature but a complete fighter. The team of doctors managed to deliver baby ava safe and sound, but Angela’s health was still being tried. The new mom was in a coma and unable to be anywhere near her baby girl.