The news that a pregnant only 28 years old died at the end of August in the Insular Hospital of Gran Canaria it puzzled a large part of the Canarian population. It happened in the middle of the rebound of infections in the Archipelago, when the appointments for the inoculation against COVID-19 they were intermingled with the increase in new cases and, therefore, hospital pressure.
Now, her partner Nauzet asks future mothers to get vaccinated because, in her case, there was no going back. “If he could change something, it would be that he had been vaccinated”, tells the young man from Gran Canaria to COPE Canary Islands, who explains that Melanie had requested her appointment to be immunized, but finally could not attend due to the infection. “We don’t even know where or how it got infected. We found out when people with whom we had been in contact began to experience symptoms, “he says.
His girlfriend started with a “normal cold, then had a bad body and a lack of smell and taste”, but finally “shortness of breath.” At first, they went to the Insular Maternal-Infant University Hospital, but they were told that it would be bearable, “like a flu.” However, on August 12 he was admitted due to complications caused by the virus.
Three days later, the doctors decided to submit the young woman to a caesarean section to save the little boy who, fortunately, is in good condition, although he is still admitted. His name is Lewis. “I am a new father, my girlfriend’s sister will help me to take care of the child because I don’t know how to do it,” Nauzet admits.