Quadruplets finally come home

By: Diane Cho Email
By: Diane Cho Email

News 12 at 11 o'clock, July 17, 2007.

Warren Co., GA---A Warren County family is finally reunited, the quadruplets born in May in Sacramento to a surrogate mother have arrived in Augusta. Two of the babies will be in Trinity's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the other two will be staying at home with mom and dad.

The family made it back to Augusta late Monday night after flying in to Atlanta. From there, Abraham and Kristianna went home and Jeremiah and Azariah were transferred to NICU at Trinity Hospital.

"It's still hard because two are still in hospital and we're still separated," said mother Deborah Kalume.

But still much closer than Sacramento where they were born on May 17. The preemies were so fragile two of them had to be flown with oxygen tanks which could've cost anywhere between $30,000 to $130,000 to charter the flights. But after two months at Sutter Memorial the hospital agreed to pay for their transportation to return the family back home. "It's been amazing I don't think it's anything you can imagine you just have to put it in God's hands and watch it unfold," said Kalume.

Wendy Stover the assistant nurse manager at Sutter Memorial in Sacramento tells News 12 the babies will probably be discharged from Trinity Hospital in another month once the two learn how to eat on their own and their lungs are better developed.

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