Pregnant mum on life support after refusing treatment to save baby
The mother-of-five is suffering from a terminal brain tumour.
Carrie DeKlyen was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in April and immediately enrolled in a clinical trial for treatment.
A short while later, Carrie found out she was expecting a baby.
The mum-of-five was told that to undergo the treatment she would have to terminate the pregnancy.
Despite doctors warning her that she would likely die if she didn’t undergo the treatment, Carrie decided against it.
The expectant mother is now tragically in a “vegetative state” and is on life support in the ICU at the University of Michigan.
Just 21 weeks pregnant, doctors are hoping she makes it to 28 weeks so the baby can be delivered.
“I don’t know if she hears me, but I tell her I love her every day,” Carrie’s husband Nick told People.
“I tell her that I’m staying by her side, and I’ll never leave her. I want more than anything to bring her home.”
Nick has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover the financial costs after he quit his job to care for his wife and their children.
“Her time is drawing near, but I know I’ll see her again, not in this life, but after my time is up. She made the decision to give Life a chance at life.”