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Woman impaled after fall eager to return home
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A woman who was 8 1/2 months pregnant when she was impaled on a microphone stand has only minor aches and a 3-inch scar two weeks later, and her newborn son is perfectly healthy.
Jessie Wickham, 34, lost her balance and fell from the second floor of a loft onto the 3-foot microphone stand. The pole went through the upper chest just millimeters from her heart, penetrating the upper left lobe of her lung and hitting one of her shoulder bones.
Her son, Ryan, was delivered just days after the accident. The boy went home from the hospital last week.
"He's beautiful. He's been healthy from the beginning," Wickham said Monday at the University of Michigan Hospital, where she has been recovering since the June 11 fall. "I miss him so bad."
Wickham is expected to make a full recovery from a ruptured lung and soon could join her son at their Livingston County home 40 miles west of Detroit.
"It was amazing that falling face down hard enough to drive that pole through her chest, that there was no injury to the baby," Dr. Stewart Wang, a surgeon at the hospital, said Monday.