It gives me great sadness to report that the Morrison 6 is down to 3.
A third boy, Lincoln Sean Morrison, died Friday. Two of his brothers, Tryg and Bennet, died earlier in the week.
The four boys and two girls were born last Sunday about four and a half months early in a Minneapolis hospital. Doctors had advised the couple to selectively reduce the number of viable foetuses to two, but they declined.
Parents Ryan and Brianna Morrison released a statement saying it has been “a difficult week” for them, and thanked everyone for their prayers and support.
“We continue to trust in the Lord and are hopeful for a good outcome for Cadence, Lucia and Sylas,” the statement said.
Hospital officials said no further information would be released.
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.
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