DALLAS — A pregnant Dallas high school teacher who was kept on life support after suffering an aneurysm so she could give birth has died following the delivery of her daughter.
Stacy Rojas, who suffered an aneurysm over Easter weekend, was a little more than 29 weeks' pregnant when Zoe Sofia Rojas was delivered by Caesarean section on Friday. Stacy Rojas, who was brain dead but kept alive at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas so her child could grow closer to full term, died on Sunday.
Rojas' husband, Marcus, said Tuesday that Zoe was delivered more than two months early because his wife had developed pneumonia. Zoe weighed 3 pounds, 3 ounces.
He was able to hold his daughter on Tuesday for the first time. Doctors told him that she should be able to come home in July.
``You're a beautiful little girl,'' he told her. ``You're going to be so great.''
Stacy Rojas, whose organs were donated before she was taken off life support, was a chemistry teacher at Molina High School in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas.
``She was one of the greatest teachers we had,'' said librarian Hazel Peterson, who added that counselors were at the school this week to help students cope with Rojas' death.
Information from: The Dallas Morning News, www.dallasnews.com
Information from: WFAA-TV, www.wfaa.com