Baby born to mom who died after crash is improving
The baby that was delivered after a car crash in Prince Albert remains in hospital but is improving, relatives say.
Brandy Lepine, 17, died shortly after her daughter was delivered in hospital in Saskatoon July 14.
Aurora Sky Brandi Ledoux was about three months premature and is still in hospital.
"I know she's going to make it," Josephine Ledoux, the child's grandmother, told CBC News Wednesday. "I know she's a fighter. And I know she's a strong little girl."
Ledoux added that Aurora is eating more and has gained a bit of weight. Shortly after she was born, she weighed 2 lbs 2 ounces. She has gained 12 ounces since then.
"It was like feeding my Brandy," Ledoux said of the emotions she had caring for Aurora. "But ... this time they are little syringes where with Brandy it was with bottles."
According to the family, the baby had some issues with her lungs but has overcome that.
Doctors have also inserted a tube in the child's head, which required a small haircut.
"My daughter Lacy, she was like, 'Aw, mom, how cute, her first hair cut!' And she got me to ask the nurses if she could take it," Josephine said, with a laugh. "So she's keeping it."
Aurora's mother was a passenger in a car that was allegedly hit by an impaired driver. Brandy's friend, Taylor Litwin, 21, who was driving Brandy home for a sleep-over at the time of crash, died at the scene.
The accused driver of the other vehicle remains in custody. His bail hearing has been adjourned until Aug. 21.
Police charged Jeremiah Jobb, 21, with two counts of impaired driving causing death.
With files from CBC's Ryan Pilon