Baby Delivered by Emergency C-Section After His Mom Died From a Brain Hemorrhage at Six Months

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 3, 2014   |   5:46PM   |   Washington, DC

Kayla Katler, 21, was six months pregnant when doctors discovered she had a blood clot and she suffered a deadly seizure. Her son Brayden was born by emergency C-section and survived and now the little tot is headed home from the hospital.

braydenAfter six weeks, he is healthy enough to go home with dad, Derek Ellison, who told the media he has been overwhelmed by support from strangers and friends.

According to reports, little Brayden is heading home after more than a month in hospital. Brayden weighed just 3 pounds 6 ounces when he was delivered on July 21. Family members have called him a ‘miracle’, KTLA reported.

But his mother, 21-year-old Kayla Katler, did not survive. At six months pregnant, she had gone to the doctor with a bad headache and when it did not improve days later, she was taken to hospital, where doctors discovered she had a 3 millimeter blood clot. She suffered a deadly seizure, forcing doctors to act quickly to save her unborn son.

The family has set up a Gofundme page to cover Brayden’s medical expenses and college fund.

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brayden miracle babyFamily members described Katler as being active and healthy prior to the discovery of the blood clot.

“I was a little bit shocked that she had gotten so bad so fast, and to the point where there was nothing anybody could do for her” said Christy Katler, Kayla’s mother.

Doctors performed an emergency cesarean section and were able to save the baby, named Brayden Ellison.

“They did an emergency c-section, and my son was born,” Ellison said.

Baby Brayden will finally be leaving the hospital on Tuesday.

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“It’s really sad to know that she’s not the one bringing him home,” Christy Katler said. “That’s the way it’s supposed to be.”

Instead, Ellison will be the one taking the newborn home.

“With the support system I have, there’s not a lot to be afraid of,” he said.