Casi and Joey Rott were preparing for a life filled with late nights and a rowdy household after they received the news that they were having triplets, making their family of four into a family of seven.
But due to the sensitive case of Casi’s pregnancy, she had been advised to stay on bedrest weeks leading up to her C-section. At the beginning everything was going well. Even the delivery of the three babies went smoothly.
She had successfully given birth to Asher, Levi and Piper, at 34 weeks gestation, but things soon turned for the worst.
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Cesi began to experience chest pains a week after the delivery. When the pain became too unbearable for her, they went back to the hospital where they ran a CT scan.
The result revealed a blood clot in her lungs.
Cesi left behind her family of six; Photo credit: GoFundMe
A few more tests were taken before she was allowed to go home and prepare for the coming home of the triplets.
“She got to spend four hours here tidying up the nursery how she wanted it,” said her husband Joey. “I brought the two girls back here at 5 o'clock. She got to hug them, kiss them and love on them for about five minutes before the issues started.”
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He thought that they had had her all-checked. After all she was on the medication she had been prescribed.
But the chest pains began all over again, and the couple rushed to the hospital for the second time. Sadly Cesi died on the way to the hospital from a second blood clot.
“The worst part of my life and the best part of my life happened the same week,” Joey said. “She'll just be missed so much. Never in my life have I met a soul as kind as she was.”
Thrombosis (blood clots) in the legs or lungs is the most common illness associated with pregnancy and birth and it can be lethal.
Thromboembolic events occurs when blood clots that form in one of the blood vessels break away and cause blockage elsewhere, including deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot in a deep vein) and pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the main artery of the lung).
All pregnant women are at risk of thrombosis (blood clots) during their pregnancy and until at least 6 weeks after the birth.
The principal treatment for thromboembolic conditions is anticoagulant drugs which prevent any blood clots that have formed from getting larger and stop new ones from forming.
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