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Thank you -- it's truly a miracle after suffering two strokes and experiencing heart failure for weeks before her due date.
Our next guest didn't know of her baby would survive where she worked.
But thanks to groundbreaking medical advances both she and her son are alive today.
And joining me now are in -- -- Doherty and her son Ian.
Was here to share their incredible story for American heart month which of course were still in February good yes good morning to you so you are living in California.
-- you're a young woman you were pregnant a month away from giving birth -- what.
Yes I am started to feel really -- it.
IA couldn't sleep I had no appetite at all.
I had really bad headaches.
At one point I lost the use of one of my Atlantic overnight.
And the doctors pretty much told -- you're experiencing you know pregnancy symptoms that type of thing yeah.
Yet you eventually your sister got concerned -- eventually go back from California to South Carolina.
And then you're to a point where you're not even actually knew something was really -- -- -- yes I am.
When I went into the hospital I don't remember that because I was out.
They tested me.
News they had to take him early so he I went into the hospital on September at the six of 2010.
And they took him on the ninth.
And he was healthy and then they continued to test and they found out that I had -- -- and it's.
Which had originated from a -- that happened faction.
So they've seen had a heart infection yes yes and so you knew that you had Michael valve pro lapse which a lot of Americans have -- think it's more common in women actually.
You knew you had that you didn't know when you go to the dentist is supposed to be treated -- yes I had no idea.
So now your heart is infected that they don't really know and went -- they have to -- this device this is what they had -- inside of you to save your life.
Yes this is the income -- five point oh.
And it has base tiny pump and what this.
Wow that's exactly and AM yeah wow that's and your -- life into it and and what this says that it does them -- work for your heart.
The work for.
It pumps the blood through your body.
And this one of those five point painter I'm body comes five liters of blood so I needed all the -- -- -- -- last.
So that they put this and an estate in our about a pretty.
And it recovered my heart otherwise I probably wouldn't.
So what is your prognosis to.
Everything is great I got -- hormone.
You take care of my -- Work.
And what the best part about -- I was up for a heart transplant.
And because of this -- -- right here I get to have my own heart and you know be back to normal because the quality of life.
-- had gotten -- heart transplant wouldn't be witnesses -- for me now.
Well we are observing.
It's American heart month in February and it's amazing story of survival thank you so much for sharing with us thank you for having me for bringing him here.
People he's -- -- beautiful child.
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