Baby born of brain-dead mom leaves Omaha hospital

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The infant son born of a brain-dead woman who was kept on life support so he could develop and survive has left an Omaha hospital.

Methodist Health System spokeswoman Claudia Bohn  said Wednesday that Angel Perez was released from Methodist Women’s Hospital on Tuesday. He went to his new home in Waterloo with his maternal grandparents, Modesto and Berta Jimenez.

Angel weighed a little less than 3 pounds when he was delivered by cesarean section on April 4 and has gained nearly 4 pounds since. His mother, 22-year-old Karla Perez, had collapsed at home in Waterloo in early February after complaining of a bad headache. Doctors discovered a brain bleed and determined that she was brain-dead.

She was kept on life support for more than seven weeks.


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