SWFL woman, now in coma, loses baby due to COVID-19

Published: September 24, 2021 5:25 PM EDT
Updated: September 25, 2021 7:40 AM EDT

A Southwest Florida father is dealing with the loss of his unborn baby while also bracing for more grief after his wife was placed on a ventilator due to COVID-19.

Angela Peña tested positive five weeks ago. Now, she is at NCH’s intensive care unit.

“I actually only seen it in the news and the people saying the last time I saw my relative alive was on a FaceTime and it was really awful knowing that I’m going through this situation,” said David Lora, Peña’s husband.

Peña went into the hospital pregnant. But she lost the baby during her battle against COVID-19. Lora said she was unvaccinated because she was pregnant.

Lora remembers the last time he talked to his unborn child.

“I was telling him that I was so proud even though they told me there was a very little chance that he was going to make it that he was still there hanging in there,” Lora said.

Peña needs a lung transplant and is now in a coma.

“I didn’t think they would get that bad. But knowing that she was going to be induced it was … It was hard,” Lora said. “I’m not going to lie I actually fall down and I do sometimes cry.”

Lora has to stay strong for his two sons, a 2-year-old and a 7-year-old.

“This morning like today he asked me I miss my mom and those are hard words,” Lora said. “It’s simple words, but they’re hard. They actually do hurt.”

“If she seeing this video it’s great it means that we made it,” Lora added.