A second of the six babies born earlier this month in a Vancouver hospital in Canada’s first delivery of sextuplets has died, a Vancouver radio station reported yesterday.
CKNW Radio reported that another of the babies born prematurely after 25 weeks of gestation and in intensive care at British Columbia Women’s Hospital had died. The station, which on Jan. 15 reported that a first sextuplet had died, did not reveal its source.
Officials at the hospital declined to comment, citing the family’s request for privacy since the four boys and two girls were delivered. The family’s name has never been made public
As with the report on the first sextuplet death, CKNW did not say whether the child was a boy or girl.
Our prayers go out to this family. We hope the others stay strong and that the NICU is able to perform some miracles to keep them alive.