Parents for the first time Amy and Mike Howard have a shock in their lives when they find out they have three twins.
This couple naturally imagines a twin, without IVF, which is extremely rare.
But when their sons Hunter, Jackson and Kayden finally arrived, it became clear that they were a very rare group of siblings.
In fact, they make 1 out of 500 trillion!
All three were born with rare birth defects.
Doctors say that Hunter and Jackson, similar, had more prominent skulls than the back of their heads. Their brother Kayden had a pointed front, making a triangular head.
This condition is called Craniosynostosis. This is a very rare condition that causes a skull to be joined early. Craniocentrosis occurs in 1 out of 2,500 births, so the fact that these three twins have very rare conditions.
"We've determined the probability of one out of every 500 trillion to see a group of three twins that look like these three," says neurologist Dr. David Chester to Inside Edition.
Dr. Chester explained that this condition can have serious consequences if left untreated.
"Your skull is made up of plates. It's not bone. If the stitches are too early, the brain can become tense," he said.
He added: "This is not life threatening, but it can have real consequences on the road."
Therefore, when the new twin was 11 weeks old, they underwent corrective surgery.
Mike and Amy waited anxiously for two days, as every newborn was undergoing surgery.
"I was very panicked," said Mike. "Whenever I have to have a child's surgery, the insanity is little."
During three separate surgeries, the surgeon cuts a piece of bone to remove the smooth contact in each child's skull.
Again, the siblings made history, as this was the first time that the surgery had been performed in triplets.
Fortunately, the triplets survived and returned home just two days after surgery!
Triplets are equipped with custom straightening helmets to help shape their skulls into a more specialized shape.
"It took some time to adjust, but they didn't bother me with any trouble removing it or putting it out," Amy explains.
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