Couple Die of Covid, Leaving Behind Newborn and Five Children
Such a sad story. Condolences to the family and friends of the couple.
For those of you who may visit this blog every so often – especially if you’re an unmarried adult who wanted to marry (and maybe have children too), but you find yourself single (and childless) into your 30s, 40s, or older, I think news stories like this one are eye opening.
Just because some people do marry (and have children) doesn’t mean it’s a happy life or a happy ending.
I have more news stories on my blog (see “Related Posts” below) of people who died shortly before or right after getting married! I have news stories of people who died in a car crash on their way to their own wedding and so on.
Here’s a couple who each died shortly within one another, not long after the wife gave birth.
I feel particularly bad for the children – to grow up with neither parent.
And really, Christians who “hype” marriage (and parenthood) way too much, to the point they shame singles for being single and not having children – such as Al Mohler – need to stop doing so (as they sometimes do) by falsely painting this picture of “most to all of your problems in life will be solved if you just marry and have children.”
September 13, 2021
by William Wong
Daniel Macias wanted to wait until he and his wife, Davy Macias, recovered from the coronavirus before naming their newborn daughter.
But about a week after giving birth, the mother died of Covid-19 complications. And nearly two weeks after she died, so did her husband.
Davy Macias was 37, and Daniel Macias was 39, Terri Serey, Davy Macias’ sister-in-law, told NBC News on Monday.
The couple, both of Yucaipa, California, left behind five children, ages 7, 5, 3, 2 and 3 weeks.
“They were the kindest, most amazing people,” Serey said. “They were the ones who got everyone together — for every birthday, every holiday.”
…Davy Macias was unvaccinated because she was pregnant, Serey said, but it was unclear if Daniel was vaccinated.
… The family all tested positive for the coronavirus after traveling in early August, according to Serey. But while their children recovered quickly, the parents’ symptoms worsened.
And shortly after returning from travel, they were both taken to the hospital and placed in the intensive care unit, less than a week apart — “a couple of rooms apart,” Serey said.
Davy Macias was 32 weeks pregnant and “optimistic” about her recovery when she was hospitalized in the first weekend of August, Serey said.
But, she said, the expecting mother was intubated and never met her daughter when she gave birth via Cesarean section on Aug. 18. Daniel Macias only met his fifth child briefly before he was intubated about three days after her birth.
Their now 3-week-old daughter remains unnamed.
…According to Serey, she didn’t know if Davy Macias regretted not taking the coronavirus vaccine sooner; she only knew that the couple thought they would recover quickly and introduce their fifth child to the rest of the family themselves.
“They never did,” Serey said.
Davy and Daniel Macias are survived by their five children, who are all being cared for by their grandparents.