Saturday, July 07, 2007
Masche Sextuplets UPDATE!
I have an update in the Masche Sextuplets born in Arizona on June 11th.
The babies were born prematurely after 30 weeks and four days in utero, and all but one weighed less than three pounds.
Shortly after their arrival, Jenny, their mom, went into cardiac arrest due to extra blood flooding out of her uterus and stretching her heart and blood vessels to a very, very critical level.
She remained in the hospital for 2 weeks post birth and is now home, but not feeling 100%. She writes in her blog that:
Sometime while I was in the hospital I got an inner ear virus and it did some damage on my vestibular system (that keeps your world looking normal). Fortunately, he said my case was mild and would improve over TIME.......... that is the difficult part for me. I started vestibular therapy today and it will last for the next 4 weeks. Reading is difficult, I am unable to drive because I can't track things well, and lights really both my eyes. I would like to ask for prayer that I would see completely normal again and preferably before the babies come home!!!
Jenny then goes on to update how the babies are doing:
Brian, the daddy, is adjusting to parenthood well. He has been initiated with some messy diaper and a nighttime bath session.
He will have no choice but to become a pro with 6 babies on their way home in a few short weeks.
They have included some pictures of the Mache team on their website. All of the babies look beautiful and we are very excited that they are doing well.
It IS nothing short of a miracle that Jenny was able to keep them in until almost 31 weeks. The babies obviously benefited from their extra time in the womb because all of them were breathing independently just 24 hours after birth.