Thursday, November 22, 2007
All of the Byler Sextuplets Are Home
posted by Growing Your Baby at 11/22/2007 12:55:00 am
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the final Byler sextuplet goes home.
Charlie Craig Byler, was released from All Children's Hospital yesterday.
Charlie will join the other sextuplets MacKenzie, Brady Christopher, Eli Benjamin, Jackson Robert, Ryan Patrick and 4-year-old sister Zoe.
While each of the babies had their individual challenges with breathing and feeding, Charlie faced the additional difficulty created by a vascular ring, an unusual formation of the aorta or surrounding vessels that encircles the trachea and esophagus. This can lead to breathing and digestive difficulties, and sometimes requires surgery. Thankfully, Charlie has done well enough avoid any need for surgery thus far, but will warrant close follow-up in the weeks and months to come.