I blogged a little over a month ago about the birth of Susan Anne Catherine Torres, born to Susan Torres, who had been brain-dead for several months after she lost consciousness from a stroke. Doctors had kept Susan Torres alive because of her pregnancy and delivered the baby at the 24th week of development, which was when doctors decided Baby Torres would have a reasonable chance to survive.
The AP is reporting today that Susan Anne Catherine Torres has died:
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — An infant born last month to a severely brain-damaged woman has died after emergency surgery to repair a perforated intestine, the family said Monday.
Susan Anne Catherine Torres, born prematurely on Aug. 2 after her mother was on life support for three months, died of heart failure Sunday, a family statement said.
The infant’s condition had deteriorated rapidly during the weekend, according to the family. She died at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington.
Hat tip: Charmaine Yoest, who said:
We are comforted only in the thought that she is now with her mother, and in the strong arms of her heavenly Father.