Fabienne and Nathaniel Mom and Baby Going Home after COVID-19 Threatened their Lives

Cared for by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s Advanced Lung Disease, Neonatal and Obstetrics Critical Care Teams

Meet Nathaniel, who was discharged recently from NBIMC’s Level IV Regional Perinatal Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where he was born weighing 1 lb.8 oz. at 25 weeks on November 26, 2021. His mom Fabienne, had life-threatening respiratory failure due to COVID-19 and was unconscious, intubated and on ECMO (extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation), under the care of our team of pulmonary critical care specialists from the Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program at Newark Beth Israel. It would be close to one month before she regained consciousness and finally met her new son. Now at 7 lbs. 13 oz. mom and dad are finally taking him home to meet his other 3 brothers. Congratulations Nathaniel, Fabienne and Belony from the OB/GYN, NICU and Pulmonary teams.

(left) The NICU and Pulmonary Critical Care teams gathered around to wish the family well as they left the Unit.

Fabienne and Nathaniel with NBI team

(Above) Thiruvengadam Anandarangam, MD, Chief, Division Director, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Pratik Patel, MD, Director of Interventional Pulmonology and Medical Fellowship, Fabienne, Nathaniel, and Belony Gregoire, Christina Migliore, MD, Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program and Marc Lindner, DO, pulmonologist and critical care specialist

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