Pregnant Fla. mom struck by lightning shows signs of improvement

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A pregnant mother struck by lightning in Fort Myers remains in intensive care but is showing signs of improvement as her newborn fights to survive.

Meghan Davidson is still in critical condition at Lee Memorial Hospital, but her fellow churchgoers at McGregor Baptist say the mom of three is making progress.

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The church came together Sunday to pray for their own.

"Lord, I'm asking for healing for this mom and for his baby," prayed Lead Pastor Russell Howard.

"I think it's devastating, you know, you just don't understand why some tragedy happens," said church member Linda Kelly.

Davidson was walking with her mother when she was struck by lightning outside her Whispering Palms home.

Just seven days from her due date, doctors delivered baby Owen, whose condition is unknown.

"I understand tomorrow they are going to start running some tests and that on him," Kelly said.

Church member Carol Bridges is optimistic as Davidson makes slight progress in her recovery.

"Meghan is showing signs of improvement. They have lowered the amount of oxygen that she is getting and they

have lowered the sedation," Bridges said.

"We are just all praying for a miracle."

We're told Davidson has been able to react with her eyes when her husband Matt says her name.

Church staff say they'll continue to hold prayer vigils and give support to the family as long as they need to.

"A mother of two other children, too; you know how this is tearing their entire family apart," Bridges said.

 

 

 

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