First quintuplets born at UF&Shands go home
The first quintuplets born at Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida went home this week after spending two months in the neonatal intensive care unit. The babies, four girls and a boy, were born on Nov. 15, 2012, to Bradford County residents Stacy and Kelley Dyal.
“It’s been great,” said Stacy. “We couldn’t ask for better. I mean, from day one finding out that we were going to have five babies and we knew we were going to be at Shands, we knew we were going to be in good hands.”
Stacy arrived at the hospital six weeks prior to delivery and received care from a large multidisciplinary team throughout her stay.
Members of this team gathered on Tuesday to see off the Dyal’s quintuplets — Kaleb, Kyndall, Kayleigh, Kyleigh and Kamryn.
“We have an incredible nursing staff on labor and delivery who looked after Mrs. Dyal and Kelley throughout the whole pregnancy,” said Anthony Gregg, M.D., director of maternal-fetal medicine. “The house staff and the residents saw to it that everybody was as comfortable as possible throughout the hospitalization.”
United Way of North Central Florida has set up a fund to help the Dyal family purchase items such as diapers and formula for their quintuplets. To make a monetary gift, call 352-331-2800 or visit www.unitedwayncfl.org. Please include a note that the gift is for the Dyal Family Fund.