Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This is the first time I’ve ever heard of “Identical Triplets”!

I thought this story was awesome and I wanted to share it with anyone that may not have already heard about it on the news. Silvia Hernandez and Raul Torres are the proud new parents of identical triplet girls! How awesome is that? Catalina, Ximena and Scarlett were born at Corpus Christi Medical Center this past Saturday and the odds of that happening are about a million to one! The pregnancy lasted just under 34 weeks and each of the babies weigh 4 lbs., 11 oz.

Although the triplets appear to be in generally good health there is one serious complication; two of the babies (Ximena and Scarlett) are conjoined at the hip. They were transferred to Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi and have already undergone surgery to ensure that their essential body fluids are not blocked in any way according to Mr. Torres. The father also states that they will probably undergo surgery to separate them within 6 months to a year. "God chose us to take care of these babies. We put our faith in God's hands first and everything will be all right."

Ms. Hernandez posted on her Facebook page "The truth is I cried, not because of how the babies would look because we knew we would do our best to give them the best and most productive life possible, I cried because the doctor said we had to understand and accept the fact that once they were born they could die." The couple also has a 2 year old son to take care of.

As you might expect the medical expenses are quite a challenge for the family and to make matters worse Mr. Torres had no choice but to leave his job as a sandblaster and painter to take care of his wife and son during the last weeks of the pregnancy. You are more than welcome to visit the family’s GoFundMe page if you would like to help.

I congratulate Silvia Hernandez and Raul Torres on their rare and beautiful blessing and wish them the very best!

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