Just a two months ago, I shared the Trinidad and Tobago government’s plans to “co-parent” the first sextuplets born in the Caribbean.
As co-parents of these national treasures, I am sure they share in the mourning of the babies’ biological parents, Petra Lee Foon, a teacher, and Kieron Cummings, a bank employee. Paeton Christopher Lee Foon Cummings, the youngest of the six siblings, died at one month, twelve days old from an infection. The eldest of them, Kaelon Nasir Lee-Foon Cummings had difficulty from the start and died at just 26 days old from upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
Kaylee Robyn, Persia Meleigh, Shaelon Peter, and Syrai Kayl are the four remaining children. Three of them have gone home, and one is still in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Source: Trinidad Guardian; Image credit: Original image by Eva Greene-Wilson