Casi Rott, pregnant with triplets, made the difficult decision to leave her home and two eldest daughters in rural Kansas in November to be closer to the hospital in Wichita as she was in the final months of her high-risk pregnancy. As expected, Rott went into labor prematurely at 34 weeks and had an emergency c-section. The triplets and Casi were kept at the hospital for observation, but it was determined that everyone was healthy and would be able to return home shortly.
However, just days after giving birth, Casi began having unusual symptoms of chest pain. Doctors discovered a large blood clot in her lung but found no signs of additional clots, so they allowed Casi to be released on blood-thinning medications.
The premature triplets needed to stay in the hospital longer, but the now-mother-of-five was eager to see her two older daughters she hadn’t seen in three months due to the pregnancy complications. Therefore, she held her new baby triplets for the first time and left the hospital to return home to her daughters, ages 2 and 7. Sadly, just minutes after her two daughters arrived home for the reunion, Casi began having chest pain again. She would die as her husband, Joey Rott, tried to rush her to a nearby hospital.
The Daily Mail reports that mother-of-five Casi Rott was ecstatic about being able to return to her rural Kansas home and see her two daughters, 2-year-old Tenley and 7-year-old Chloe, for the first time in months. The pregnant Casi refused numerous times to take drugs to induce early labor and instead wanted to make it to 34 weeks to give her triplets the best chance possible. Casi’s husband, Joey, says it was his wife’s sole goal to ensure that their triplets were born as healthy as possible.
“Nothing would get in her way of doing that. And that’s exactly what she did.”
Therefore, it was not surprising when Casi Rott opted to temporarily relocate to Wichita in a bid to give her babies the best start possible by being near a hospital with neo-natal care units. Casi would go into premature labor at 34 weeks, making it to her goal, and deliver her three babies via c-section. The triplets, Asher, Levi, and Piper, were healthy but needed to stay in the hospital longer for observation as they were premature. Casi recovered seemingly quickly from the triplets’ birth but a few days after delivery began experiencing chest pains. Doctors determined she had a large blood clot in her lungs and prescribed her blood thinners. With an additional scan showing no other clots, doctors allowed Casi to be released from the hospital in order to see her two daughters she desperately missed.
Casi would be allowed to hold her premature triplets for the first time shortly before leaving for her Kansas home and had planned to return in the coming days when the triplets could be released. After holding her triplets for the first time, Casi was driven back to her home where she waited patiently for her daughters to return home with her parents. At 4:00 p.m. her daughters arrived and she greeted them for the first time in three months. Joey said it was the happiest he had ever seen his wife when she saw her daughters after such a long absence.
“That was the happiest I’ve ever seen her.”
Sadly, the happiness was short-lived. Just minutes after the joyous reunion, Casi began having pains in her chest. The couple quickly realized that Casi’s blood clot had returned and Joey placed his beloved wife in the family vehicle and raced to the nearest hospital. However, it was too late. Casi would pass out in the car as Joey rushed her to the hospital and never wake up. The proud mother-of-five died from a blood clot in her lung.
Now Joey Rott is raising his five children alone and says that he has received an outpouring of support from the community. The family has raised $85,000 in support that Joey is using to remain in the home that Casi had hoped would be their “forever home” as a new, larger family. Joey says he misses Casi all the time but is thankful to have the support of their family right now to help him care for their children.
[Image via Facebook/ Casi’s Triplets]