Kansas mom dies days after giving birth to triplets
A Kansas mom of five who had just given birth to triplets died minutes after she arrived home from the hospital.
Casi Rott, 36, was briefly reunited with her two older daughters at the family’s rural farm — which she hadn’t seen in months because she stayed with family closer to the hospital toward the end of her high-risk pregnancy — on Feb. 8.
“That day was the happiest I’d ever seen her,” her husband, Joey, told the Kansas City Star of the reunion.
But just after she walked through the door, she started having severe chest pains, brought on by a blood clot. She died as her husband frantically drove her back to the hospital.
Family, friends, neighbors and perfect strangers have rallied around Joey Rott and his five kids, 7-year-old Chloe, 2-year-old Tenley and newborn triplets Levi, Asher and Piper. An online fundraiser for the Rott family quickly surpassed its $10,000 goal, clocking in at nearly $85,000 Tuesday morning.