FORT DRUM, N.Y. — A woman who delivered quintuplets at a Phoenix-area hospital over Christmas is back home in northern New York with the four surviving babies.
Local media outlets reported that Jessica Neri-Lucero and her infants — two boys
and two girls — arrived in Syracuse Wednesday aboard two private jets from
Arizona, where she gave birth to quintuplets Dec. 25-26 at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa. The hospital specializes in multiple births.
The first of the quintuplets, a
girl, died during birth.
The family was taken by ambulance to Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown,
near their home. The babies were reunited with their father and Neri-Lucero’s
husband, Army Sgt. Esdras Lucero, who had headed back to New York after the
The babies will be at the Watertown hospital for an undetermined time.