Baby of Murdered Mother Making Progress

Baby of Murdered Mother Making Progress


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Gene Kennedy reportingA pregnant woman is murdered, her baby delivered via emergency c-section. Doctors never thought the baby would survive. But the little girl keeps hanging on.

It's a story of an amazing recovery.

The eight-week-old baby finally has a name. For weeks we knew the child only as "Janie"-- a deritative of Jane Doe. Now the baby has been named after her mother--"Baby Darla Woundedhead."

According to a hospital social worker who testified in court Thursday, the baby could be released from the hospital in 45 days.

Quite the turn-around considering how this child came into the world. After her mother was murdered at the Dream Inn motel in August, doctors performed an emergency C-section. The child had three different types of drugs in her bloodstream plus brain hemorrhaging.

For weeks, no one thought the infant would live, but Baby Darla Woundedhead still holds on. She's now eight weeks old, weighing only four pounds.

Now, the baby is not completely dependent on a ventilator, but doctors still don't know how much brain damage the infant has suffered.

Also unknown...who gets custody. Carlos Godoy is the father and visits his daughter here at this hospital every day. So far, no one objects to him getting custody but the state still has to determine if he's capable of providing for this baby.

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