A pregnant woman who was struck in the head by lightning last Thursday and remains in serious condition has delivered her baby, according to multiple media outlets.
The harrowing ordeal began when Meghan Davidson, 26, of Fort Myers, Florida, was randomly struck last week while out walking near her home. Davidson, who was nine months pregnant at the time and was just one week from her due date, was rushed to the hospital, where doctors later delivered her baby son, Owen.
The incident reportedly unfolded around 4:30 p.m. E.T. after storms moved into the area.
Davidson’s condition has reportedly been improving in recent days, though she is said to still be receiving treatment in intensive care, according to WBBH-TV. That said, she was reportedly upgraded from critical to serious condition.
Members of McGregor Baptist Church, where Davidson attends, prayed for her on Sunday, with Pastor Russell Howard asking for healing for both the ailing mother and her newly born child.
The baby’s condition has not been released, but at least one church member who spoke to media said doctors would be running tests on the infant.
“I think it’s devastating, you know,” church member Linda Kelly told WBBH. “You just don’t understand why some tragedy happens.”
We’ll keep you up to date on where things go from here, but for now, please pray for Davidson and little Owen.