However, this latest pregnancy was to be much different to Casi’s first two. The next bedroom they filled would need to be a multiple occupancy. That was because Casi and Joey soon discovered that they had naturally conceived triplets. While having three babies on the way was a thrilling prospect, it also meant trepidation. Her doctors classed Casi’s pregnancy as high risk.
Consequently, the medical professionals looked to lessen the risk for the expectant mom. They offered to give Casi a fertility drug in order to induce labor early and reduce the chances of anything going awry. However, Casi was determined to try and carry her triplets for as long as she could. The average gestation for a triple pregnancy is 34 weeks, and this was Casi’s goal so she refused the drug treatment. However, she did feel the need for prudence with her multiple pregnancy.
So for her final trimester, Casi left her family in the remote Clay Center and traveled 117 miles to Wichita to be closer to her medical team. Luckily, Casi had relatives she could stay with in the city but her situation made her sad. She found the almost three-month separation from her young daughters increasingly hard to bear. And she made it clear to anyone who would listen just how much she missed them and her husband.