ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In her hospital room at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Sunday, 20 year-old Felicia Ambrosio welcomed a group of visitors.
Friends and family have been stopping by to see how she is doing after surviving a car crash that happened early Saturday morning. But out of the steady stream of visitors, there is one person that Ambrosio wants to see the most-- her newborn son.
"They told me he was four pounds, five ounces," she said. "His lungs aren't even fully developed and he has to stay in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) for a while."
Ambrosio has only seen pictures of her son Adrian. He was born Saturday, seven weeks early, after the crash. Ambrosio says she was giving her brother a ride that morning. She says she doesn't remember anything about the crash.
"I woke up and there was a whole bunch of people around me, doctors, and that was it," said Ambrosio.
Anchorage police say Ambrosio was stopped at a red light on 36th Ave. and C St. when an alleged drunk driver in an SUV slammed into the back end of her car, trapping her inside. She was eight months pregnant, and was rushed to the hospital for an emergency c-section. When she woke up, she says she thought her baby was gone.
"No mom wants to wake up and not know what happened to her baby or wake up and find you're not pregnant anymore," said her sister Renae Kakaruk.
Bruised and sore one day after the crash, Ambrosio says Sunday night is her last one in the hospital. On Monday, she hopes to meet her new son.
"I won't be able to hold him as long as I should, but it's fine," she said.