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Premature Quadruplets Released From Hospital

Karen Klinka Published: February 1, 1996


After waiting more than a month, Ginny and Michael Dobrinski on Wednesday were able to take their four new babies home to Okeene.

The Dobrinski quadruplets, born 2 1/2 months premature on Dec. 18, had grown enough to be discharged from Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, hospital spokesman Randy Sachs said Wednesday.

When the three boys and one girl were delivered by Caesarean section, their birth weights had ranged from 3 pounds, 4 ounces, down to 2 pounds, 5 ounces.

Since then, the quads have bulked up considerably.

Their discharge weights were: Paul Michael, 4 pounds, 6 ounces; James Carter, 5 pounds, 4 ounces; Scott Ryan, 6 pounds, 4 ounces; and Shelby Nicole, 4 pounds, 8 ounces.

"I timed them. It took the Dobrinskis nearly 17 minutes to strap all the babies into their respective car safety seats," Sachs said. "And they needed two cars to carry home all the stuff - it was almost a caravan."

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