I’ll be home for Christmas. I’m coming soon. Me too.

I’ll be home for Christmas. I’m coming soon. Me too.

triplet-webRosa Payes-Cameros and Melvin Ortiz will be taking one of their children home for Christmas and the other two for New Year’s. Triplets Yosef, Aylin and Arlin have spent nearly two months in the Intensive Care Unit at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden.

Triplets Yosef, Aylin and Arlin Payes-Cameros are preparing to leave what has been their temporary home at the Intensive Care Unit at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.

After spending nearly two months in incubators, the tiny triplets, born nine weeks early and ranging from birth weights of 1 pound 11 ounces to 2 pounds 14 ounces, have seemed to make their miraculous recovery just in time to ring in the New Year, with the largest of the triplets making it home for Christmas.

This homecoming is a day their parents, mother Rosa Payes-Cameros and father Melvin Ortiz, have long awaited and prayed for.

For staff at the Mother Baby Unit, the triplets’ departure is bittersweet. “You grow attached to these babies,” said Dr. Margaret Fernandes, Chief of Neonatology at Lourdes. “After months of caring for them day in and day out, it’s easy to create a connection. But, as sad as we are to see them leave, we are also very grateful that they will soon be home to celebrate their first Christmas and New Year’s with their family.”

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