On January 29th, 2016, Casi and Joey Rott welcomed healthy triplets into the world. The triplets’ two big sisters — Chloe, 6, and Tenley, 2 — couldn’t wait to meet them.
Casi quickly recovered after delivering two boys and one girl. But two days after being released from the hospital, she awoke at their Kansas home at 4 a.m. with sharp chest pains and palpitations. Joey took her to the hospital where a CT scan revealed she had a blood clot in her lungs.
Casi was released a couple days later with medication, feeling good. She and Joey were ready to put the health scare behind them and focus on their family.
On February 5th, Casi held all three babies in the NICU for the first time.
Upon returning home three days later, Casi and Joey spent the morning preparing the triplets’ nursery. Joey picked Chloe and Tenley from school, then Casi spent some quality time with them.
Later that day, Casi unexpectedly passed away.
It was just 10 days after welcoming the miracle triplets that life changed in an instant.
There are no words to describe the pain and shock Joey felt. He says the final moments Casi spent with Chloe and Tenley “was the happiest I’d ever seen her.”
Joey was left to raise his five beautiful children as a grieving widower and single father, but thankfully he has the help and support from his loved one.
Joey is now adjusting to life with five children.
Though he admits it can be pretty tough to balance, Joey is unbelievably strong and continues to figure it out on his own.
A Gofundme page was set up to raise funds for Joey and his children, which continues to provide extra support.