Thank you to the reader who sent the message about Sylas’ homecoming.
I have been looking for information on the last surviving sextuplet for a few weeks now to no avail.
The family shut their website a couple months ago, probably due to the fact that it was created to celebrate the 6 babies that they were to deliver only to have 5 pass away with just a few weeks of birth.
Sylas Morrison was born on June 11th along with his 3 brothers and 2 sisters at 22 weeks gestation. No exact weight was ever given for each baby just that they weighed “ between 11 ounces and 1 pound, 3 ounces”.
He spent a total of five months in the hospital and is going home on oxygen, which is common for babies born prematurely.
It is unbelievable that this little guy has done as well as he has. There are little or no statistics on babies born at 22 weeks, let alone a sextuplet born at that gestation.
Their rocky road is probably not over. Sylas will definitely need occupational , physio and speech therapy. He will most likely be followed by a team of specialists to help him meet his developmental goals, feed properly and move towards breathing without oxygen.
We wish the Morrisons well. I know that having their son home with lots of appointments is better than having to visit him in the hospital everyday.