logo

Meet the 'rarest triplets in the world' - these brave little boys have just made history

Manuela Cardiga
Mar 29, 2018
02:51 P.M.

Welcoming three very special boys changed this family's life.

Advertisement

Having one baby is wonderful, having three can be quite a challenge, as Amy and Mike Howard discovered.

The couple was very excited to discover they were pregnant, then a routine ultrasound revealed they were expecting identical twins...and one more. Amy was carrying triplets, revealed SoShareThis.com on the 14th of June 2017.

Triplets have become quite common as a result of fertility treatments where multiple embryos are implanted to improve the chances of a successful pregnancy, but naturally conceived triples is very rare indeed.

The babies were born - three bouncing baby boys - and then things got even stranger and more challenging. The three babies were diagnosed with the same very rare birth defect.

Advertisement

“Your skull is made up of plates, it’s not a single bone. If the seams join together too early, the brain can be put under pressure."

Dr. David Chesler, SoShareThis.com on the 14th of June 2017.

Just a few days after Hunter, Jackson and Kaden were born, doctors noticed something wasn’t quite right with their heads. The identical twins, Hunter and Jackson's skulls protruded in the back, and their fraternal brother, Kaden, had a pointy forehead.

The experts were called in to examine the trio and were astounded to diagnose a rare skull condition called craniosynostosis. This congenital defect causes the bones in a newborn’s skull to fuse together too early and place pressure on the growing brain.

Craniosynostosis occurs in only 1 in 2,500 births. So, for three siblings to have this same defect is unheard of, and this is the first recorded case where triplets share this same rare condition.

Advertisement

At the age of 11 weeks Hunter, Jackson, and Kaden underwent surgery on their skulls. Dr. David Chesler was the pediatric neurosurgeon who operated on the boys and explained that the procedure was imperative if brain damage was to be prevented.

All three boys recovered well, and though they are possibly going to need further surgical interventions, are growing happy and healthy.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Related posts

Megan Fox’s 3 Sons Called ‘Most Beautiful Kids Ever’ Yet Fans Discuss Why They All ‘Look like Girls’: New Rare Pic

May 16, 2024

Policeman Finds Empty Stroller for Triplets Next to Abandoned Store, Hears Baby Cries from the Building – Story of the Day

March 11, 2024

3 Gut-Wrenching Stories Where People Witnessed Something Chilling on Their Jobs

March 20, 2024

Widower Liam Neeson Turns 72: See His Messy Gray-Haired Look in a Rare Family Pic That Sparked Reactions

June 07, 2024

How Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s Daughter Shiloh, Who Is Turning 18, Shaved Her Blonde Hair: Before & after Pics

May 27, 2024

‘Best Dad’ Richard Gere, 74, Poses with Rarely Seen Sons in Pics Showing His Fatherly Side

June 18, 2024

Single Dad Struggles Raising Triplets, One Day Finds Out They Aren’t His — Story of the Day

May 02, 2024

'1000-Lb Sisters' Amy Slaton, 36, Flaunts 176-Lb Weight Loss in Strapless Black Dress amid Heartbreak

July 09, 2024

Conjoined Twin Abby Hensel Secretly Married in a Stunning Gown – People Worry about Brittany 'Being the 3rd Wheel'

March 29, 2024

After Wife's Death, Old Man Discovers He Is Not the Biological Father of Their Three Sons — Story of the Day

April 04, 2024

Users Say Lisa Minnelli Looks 'So Fragile' as She Could Barely Walk during Her Last Outing — What Happened?

April 09, 2024

Michael Strahan’s Daughter Reveals Another Chemo Side Effect as She Fights for Her Life against Cancer

May 23, 2024

Jennifer Lopez’s Rarely-Seen Twin Son Looks Like Dad’s ‘Clone’ on 16th Birthday, Leaving Fans Stunned

April 30, 2024

Gary Burghoff AKA Radar from ‘M*A*S*H’ Always Kept His Left Hand Out of View - Five Times We Could See It

May 24, 2024