Mar 18,2009 00:00
LA HABRA, Calif. -- Two of the Nadya Suleman's octuplets arrived at their La Habra, Calif., home after being discharged from the hospital, where six babies remain.
Noah Angel and Isaiah Angel arrived at their home Tuesday night, driven in a sport utility vehicle that moved slowly through a crowd of onlookers before it reached the house, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.
The two were released from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower after hospital officials said they determined Suleman could provide safe housing, adequate child care and the necessary supplies and equipment to care for the babies.
"This is a happy moment for everyone," said Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente. "It is always rewarding whenever a premature infant goes home as a healthy baby."
Both infants are able to bottle feed, gaining weight and can maintain their body temperature, the hospital said in a news release. Noah Angel weighs 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and Isaiah Angel weighs 5 pounds.
The six babies still hospitalized continue to progress well, are gaining weight and remaining on either formula or donated pasteurized breast milk, the hospital said.
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