The birth of a child is something wonderful, full of joy and good wishes for the family, since there are hundreds of plans to fulfill for the baby in question. However, sometimes that happiness is overshadowed by an irreplaceable and incomprehensible ʟᴏss.
Hugo Alberto Vicente had to face paternity alone because after the birth of his expected triplets, bad news reached the family, since his wife ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ without being able to meet her babies or say goodbye to her husband.
Hugo and Erika are originally from El Salvador. They are the parents of a girl named Nayeli, who is just 5 years old. On May 1, 2020, the couple went to the Mayo Hospital to welcome the new members of the family, beautiful triplets that would fill their home with blessings and joy, but not everything went according to plan.
After the birth of the babies, whom they named Ana Zafiro, Andrea Nicolle, and Ariana Giselle, the doctors informed Hugo that Erika was sᴜꜰꜰᴇʀɪɴɢ from some ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs due to the C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ and therefore did not wake up from ᴀɴᴇsᴛʜᴇsɪᴀ. They never gave him any other explanation, and after ten days of being in the I.C.U, they gave him the sad news of the ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ of his young wife.
Vicente received his babies on May 13, three days after Erika’s ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ, so that he could take them home. Although he was happy to be with his four daughters, he had a great emptiness since his life partner was gone, not only leaving him but her beautiful girls as well.
“I have promised Erika that I have to get ahead with my daughters, because they are the fruit of her ᴡᴏᴍʙ; she gave her life for them and seeing them is like seeing her,” he said.
Five months after Erika’s ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ, Hugo has known how to adapt his schedules to continue working and taking care of his daughters at the same time. His family has helped him in every way possible. They take care of the girls in the mornings while he works and help him with diapers, clothes, or milk whenever they can.
Hugo knows that it has been difficult, but he is not going to give up because seeing his girls healthy and happy is a reflection of his wife, who accompanies them even though she is no longer physically with them.