‘Miracle baby’ born to mum in coma


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 29 Jun 2019

Little fighter: Farah Hanis was safely born via Caesarean section while her mother was in a coma.

PETALING JAYA: Bubbly Farah Hanis Fairol Haziri is nothing short of a miracle baby.

She was born prematurely at 33 weeks via Caesarean section.

In December last year, her mother Kamareeyah Arwe fell into a coma after the 36-year-old was diagnosed with brain tumour. She was two months into her pregnancy.

In an interview with mStar, The Star’s Malay language portal, Kamareeyah’s husband Fairol Haziri Rahim said he had to stop work to care for his sick wife and newborn child.

Fairol, 44, said initially, he did not know that his wife was ill.

“The only sign was that she felt dizzy and complained of blurry eyesight.

“We sent her to Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II and Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia where surgeries were carried out to remove the tumour,” he said.

She was brought home on the second day of Hari Raya to Kota Baru, Kelantan.

Fairol was told the baby showed no negative signs after the operations.

The father of two used to run a roti canai stall.

Apart from receiving some donations from family, relatives and friends, Fairol said he relied on RM150 aid from the Welfare Department every month.

“The money is not enough as I have to buy special milk costing RM92 for my wife, which only lasts for three days.

“She also needs to use adult diapers, a phlegm suction device and other medications,” he said.

Fairol said he hoped to see his wife regain consciousness and live a normal life.

“I pray every day and accept what has happened. It is really sad to see her lying in bed.

“But I am really grateful that our daughter was born healthy.

“Even the doctors said she is a miracle,” he said.

Those who wish to visit Fairol’s family can call him at 014-534 1466.


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