Amie and Vince Spicecchi provided Cantonrep with an update on the infants’ development and stated that they are now concentrating on bringing the newest children home to join the couple’s other two children, Taylor, 14, and Grady, 5. Four girls and one boy, who were delivered at 24 weeks and three days, have grown significantly over the past four months. The five-year-olds are now over 5 pounds, are breathing only on oxygen, have switched from an incubator to an outside cot, and are fed orally rather than through a tube. They are rapidly gaining weight, Amie observed. The largest Paige and Ellie weighed 5 pounds 10 ounces, while Enzo was 6 pounds 4 ounces. It’s incredible to think they’ve grown from 1 pound 9 ounces to five times that size.
They now appear like typical youngsters, Vince said.” Even grease rollers are available.” All of the infants had ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity), all had chest tubes, and several developed infections while they were in the NICU. Paige had a lung collapse, and Ilah, her first child, is receiving treatment for tachycardia, which could worsen as she ages. This couple has spent the last few months rearing kangaroos to help them bond with the kids and help them grow. For many years, skin-to-skin contact has been recognized as a highly effective technique that can cut the rate of early deaths in half. Your heartbeat will lull your baby to sleep, aid in improving their breathing, and allow you to gauge whether your baby is too warm or cold, and through contact with your skin, your baby can warm or cool.
They may breathe more easily, have fewer infections, have better digestion, and it helps with nerve issues, according to Amie. The development of a link between parents and children is equally crucial. Vince was particularly astounded by the babies’ ability to form bonds when they were placed next to one another. He said, “They knew each other. They’ll embrace and hold hands. They’ll stick together.
The couple put up an alcove in the living room to serve as the “baby center” as they got ready to transport the gift boxes home. Until they start rolling over, newborns are currently kept in two cribs; after that, they are put into individual cribs. We’re going to need a lot of support when they first arrive home, Amie added. “Because they are born prematurely, they need all the calories they can get, so they have to be fed every three hours.”
Twenty people, including a retired nurse and close family friends, volunteered to help with the babies’ care. Amy and Vince were guaranteed that all volunteers had the Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis in order to protect the health of their team.
We must safeguard them, Amie remarked. “During the flu season, we’ll bring them home.” The Spicocchis are appreciative of their five bundles of joy as well as the family, friends, and complete strangers who have gotten in touch with them. “We want to express our appreciation and gratitude to everyone in our neighborhood, our friends and family, and strangers who have sent cards, prayed, given gifts, provided meals, and donated furniture. We hope the pair is in good health and are forward to see how they work when the babies come home!