Saturday, June 16, 2007
Third Sextuplet No Longer With Us
It gives me great sadness to report that the Morrison 6 is down to 3.
A baby born at 22 weeks is very underdeveloped. Their eyes have just formed and will not open for 4-6 weeks yet. Their tiny nostrils are still closed and only with help from the mom's body does the baby's liver start to break down bilirubin, which has to be monitored closely for high levels to prevent brain damage.
Some babies have survived at this gestation, but not enough to have strong statistics on. The surviving three babies have a very long tough road ahead of them.
I hope that the bad news is behind them and that Ryan and Brianna get to bring their remaining three babies home.