A nine-month pregnant California influencer suffered a brain aneurysm a week before her due date and is in a medically induced coma.
Social media beauty influencer Jackie Miller James, 35, was at home when she experienced a ruptured aneurysm that led to a severe brain hemorrhage. According to the family-sponsored GoFundMe.
Miller James’ husband, Austin, found the pregnant woman and rushed her to the ICU, where she underwent emergency caesarean section and brain surgery at the same time.
“Had Jackie and the baby arrived at the hospital a few minutes late, they would probably both have died,” James’ sisters Natalie and Nisel said on the fundraising site. continues to fight for her life every day and we are optimistic that she will be able to overcome difficulties with the right professionals and treatment available.”
Miller James’ newborn daughter spent 12 days in the NICU before finally seeing her comatose mother after a “tragic event at birth.”
The new mother is still medically comatose more than 12 days after the aneurysm, has undergone five separate brain surgeries, and is expected to be hospitalized for several months.
Austin James is learning how to parent a new baby as he sits by his wife’s side in the hospital.
“Jackie’s husband and family have not left her since the incident,” Miller James’ sister said. “They are caring for the newborn in the ICU while fighting to keep Jackie alive.”
“It’s been a long road, but we are doing our best to bring Jackie back to her daughter and husband,” the sisters continued.
Miller James shared her pregnancy with her 27,000 followers on Instagramproviding frequent updates on daily life, skin care and symptoms.
In a video posted on May 18, Miller James described the symptoms she experienced during her 39th week of pregnancy, including snoring, swollen ankles and insomnia due to increased pressure.
“A brain aneurysm is a weak or thin section of an artery in the brain that bulges, bulges, and fills with blood. A bulging aneurysm can compress nerves and brain tissue. .” According to the National Institutes of Health. “It can also rupture or rupture, spilling blood into surrounding tissues. When an aneurysm ruptures, it can cause serious health problems such as hemorrhagic stroke, brain damage, coma, and even death. there is.”
Before becoming a full-time influencer, Miller James lived in New York City for five years as a backup dancer for artists of all kinds, then worked as a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills for six years.
“My dream was to tour with Janet Jackson, but I ended up with a bad back injury that put an end to my dance career when I was about 25,” said Miller James. . told Modeliste magazine In April 2022.
She became an influencer because she “loved the world of cosmetics and felt that no one on social media wanted to talk about Botox, lasers, fillers, etc.”
Miller James married her husband in April 2022 in Fairfield, Calif., in what the couple called “a little bit of Cali and a little bit of country.” According to digital wedding invitations.
Miller James’ sisters launched a go-fundme to help Miller James get the best medical care and cover the high medical bills associated with homes and home renovations that insurance doesn’t cover, as of Friday morning. He said he raised nearly $96,000 in two days. Various treatments are expected.
“These funds will aid Jackie’s long-term recovery and quality of life as a new mother. Any remaining unused funds will be donated to families in need and related charities alike,” the family said. added.
GoFundMe goal set at $250,000