In a tragic story out of Arizona, a mother died after giving birth to quadruplets. Erica Morales and husband Carlos spent years trying to conceive and the couple finally achieved a viable pregnancy when Erica became pregnant with quadruplets after using in-vitro fertilization.
Erica was rushed to hospital with 190/90 blood pressure on Tuesday and, one month before her due date, she delivered three girls and a boy in Phoenix, Arizona, hospital. They are all alive and healthy.
Tragically, one hour after their birth, Erica passed away and doctors are now investigating the cause of her death. Sadly, she passed away before meeting Carlos Jr, Paisley, Tracy, and Erica.
Erica’s post on Facebook when she went into the hospital gave no clue that something terrible would happen.
She wrote on Facebook: ‘He said I have to get admitted until delivery. It’s been down lower today but it’s too late.”
“He will push deliver up or stall it to to 34 weeks. I’m 31 tomorrow. He said I did phenomenal. A poster child for quads. He wish they could all go this way but this last part we have to do it carefully because u can stroke out with bad blood pressure. I’m sure I won’t but he looking at how to finish things,” she added.
“I always want more but sometimes you just have to sit back and thank God for blessing up to this point and put it fully in his hands. Thanks for the prayers and everything else,” she said.
Distraught family members are now raising critically-needed funds for her husband and children. Close family friend Nicole Todman has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for Mr Morales, who now faces bringing up four children on his own.
Erica Morales, 36, never got to hold her newborns before she passed away early Friday morning after a C-section surgery at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Nicole Todman said.
“They were transporting her from the surgery to whatever room, and she was still unconscious at that point. So, no, she never got to see them,” Todman said.
Morales was about seven months into her pregnancy when she delivered three girls and one boy Thursday, according to Todman. She has been one of the few able to visit the premature newborns and said they are doing well.
“They’re beautiful,” Todman said. “They have tubes in their mouths and their noses. They’ve got little monitors and wires all over their body.”
The infants will likely remain hospitalized for the next two months while doctors help them to get stronger and each reach a goal weight of 5 pounds (2.25 kilograms), Todman said. Currently, they weigh between just above 2 pounds to just above 3 pounds (1.35 kilograms), she said.
Morales was initially hospitalized for high blood pressure. Complications ensued before Morales was taken into surgery, Todman said. She does not know what led to her death.
“I don’t even care to know,” Todman said. “It doesn’t matter why. She’s still gone.”