When Mrs Uke regained consciousness, it was the result the family had prayed for, but she said she was suffering "ICU delirium" and was "so confused".
Perpetual Uke, a rheumatology consultant from Birmingham, was six months pregnant when she fell ill with the virus in March. The doctors made the decision to perform an emergency C-section fearing for the health of the babies. The pair's due date had been mid-July.
Palmer, a girl, and Pascal, a boy, were born on 10 April at just 26 weeks old, weighing only 770g and 850g.
At birth, daughter Sochika Palmer weighed 27oz while brother Osinachi Pascal was only 30oz.
"I couldn't see my bump and I thought my babies were gone", she told Metro. I remember getting ill and the ambulance coming to take me away, and then I was put in a coma.
"The worst part was waking up from a coma".
"By the time I woke up, I was so disoriented because I [thought I had] lost my pregnancy, I couldn't see my bump anymore", she said in an interview on her doorstep.
"Even after I woke up, I could not see my children for more than two weeks".
Perpetual continued to receive care within the Critical Care Unit for another 16 days, during which time her husband Matthew spent time with his new twins and the couple's other children, Nnamdi Ronald and Chisimdi Claire.
Uke, who has two older children, told The Express and Star she was "very emotional" when meeting her twins for the first time. The family were reunited once more in August.
"It was really terrifying. every passing day I was hoping my wife was not among those who are dead", Mrs Uke's husband Matthew said.
However, the story ended well, and the repatriated family is, in Uken's words, "very, very happy". As Uke's condition deteriorated, he was transferred to intensive care, plunged into a coma, and placed in a ventilator.
"Their journey has been miraculous and the day of their discharge home was very emotional indeed".