On January 29th, 2016, Casi and Joey Rott welcomed three new lives into their family when Casi gave birth to three beautiful babies. The couple’s two daughters, Chloe, age 6, and Tenley, age 2, were absolutely ecstatic to be big sisters to a baby sister and two baby brothers.
At that moment in the Rott household, it was pure bliss. Casi had recovered quickly from the delivery of the triplets and life as parents of no longer two but now five children had begun.
10 days later, tragedy struck. Casi and Joey were sleeping peacefully when Casi awoke in bed at 4 a.m. complaining of sharp chest pains and palpitations. Her husband immediately rushed her to the emergency room where a CT scan brought their worst nightmare to life. Casi had a blood clot in her lungs.
However, after a few days on some strong medication, Casi was released from the hospital and finally returned home, without the triplets. She was allowed to hold her three little ones, Asher, Levi and Piper before heading home, thankfully.
Her symptoms vanished; she was a healthy mother again. The young couple was more than ready to put an end to the terrifying experience.
A return to the hospital was the very last thing they expected. Unfortunately, the hospital is where they returned just days later. Joey and Casi didn’t know this would be the trip Casi didn’t return home from.
Once home, Casi began doing laundry while waiting for her daughters, Chloe and Tenley to arrive home from school at 4 pm. A mere five minutes later, Casi experienced extreme chest pain again. Her husband rushed her to the nearest hospital, but it was too late. Casi became unconscious in the passenger seat and never woke up.
It was the most unexpected tragedy Joey has ever experienced. There were no words to describe the amount of grief that had overcome his world. His wife’s death shook Joey to his core. He went on to say the hours spent with the couple’s daughters were the happiest he had ever seen his beautiful wife.
In the weeks since her tragic passing, Joey has wanted to give up more times than he can count. Yet, he continues to press on and move forward for the sake of he and his wife’s beautiful children; Chloe, Tenley, Asher, Levi and Piper.
“You gotta be there for the kids,” he said. “You can’t just call it quits, because you have five people who depend on you.”
Although the void Casi left when she passed is not filled, Joey remains hopeful and positive about the future.
“Now the blessing and responsibility of pouring into these precious little lives begins, the sweet and loving memory of their mother Casi.”