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ETX father divides time with baby at home, mother at hospital


An East Texas father is having to split his time between staying home with his newborn baby, and traveling to the hospital where his wife remains in a coma.

We first told you about the Brown family in September. At 34 weeks pregnant, Heather suffered a brain aneurysm, forcing doctors to deliver the baby by C-section. The father, who is a Gladewater police officer, was overseas at the time, serving in Afghanistan.

After seven years of trying to conceive, Heather and Sean Brown now have their miracle baby. Born six weeks early, John is doing well, weighing in over five pounds.

When asked what he loves most about his newborn son, Sean replied,"That he's a part of my wife, and it's what we wanted."

Sean says it's what he always pictured: a healthy baby, happy at home where he belongs.

"I wouldn't have him any other place than here where he gets the love he deserves," said Sean.

But the everyday struggle for Sean is not having his wife home where she belongs.

"By prayer, and for asking for the strength, for guidance, and patience. Going to see her everyday, helps me get stronger," said Sean.

After suffering a brain aneurysm on September 14th, Heather remains in a coma.

"We know what's going on, even though it may not show up on her paperwork as what their machines say, we are seeing the reactions to touch and sound, and we know the Lord is working," said Sean.

Sean stays with the baby at night, and travels to the hospital to be with Heather during the day.  He tries to keep the hope, Heather will wake up soon.

"You'll hear ten thousand different stories, 'I was in it for two weeks, two months, two years, twenty years,' there's no way to tell, it's going to be on her healing process," said Sean.

As the process continues, Sean says prayer will be the key.

"Just continue to pray, that's all I ask, that's all I ask," said Sean.

A Facebook page has been set-up where you can find updates of the family, and make a donation.

To visit the page, just go to our homepage and click on the Big Red Box. There you will find a link that will take you to their page, entitled "Bringing Home the Browns."

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