ST. LOUIS - A 29-year-old woman is unconscious in the ICU at Barnes-Jewish Hospital after contracting the H1N1 flu virus.
Leslie Creekmore, a Fort Smith, Ark. Resident, was flown to St. Louis one week ago in order to receive highly specialized care.
Creekmore, who was 20 weeks pregnant, spontaneously delivered her baby while she was unconscious last Thursday. The little girl Creekmore and her husband planned to name Jera, died.
Over the weekend, Creekmore's lung collapsed.
Chris Creekmore says his wife tried to get the flu vaccine in October but was told by her OBGYN in Arkansas it was too early in the pregnancy to receive the vaccination.
According to officials at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, not all doctors agree with this decision. Barnes changed their policy four years ago to administer flu vaccines to all pregnant women.
"She is more likely to survive then to not, but that's as optimistic as anyone is willing to be at this point," said Chris Creekmore.
Visit Leslie Creekmore's GoFundMe page to support her family.