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Cangialosi Quints Doing Well

October 17, 1987

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) _ Quintuplets born here two days ago aren’t just getting older, they’re getting better, their doctors say.

″We believe things will continue to improve for all the children,″ said Rosalie Kershaw, spokeswoman for Long Island Jewish Hospital. ″Although it is early, we do expect all to pull through.″

The three girls and two boys were born early Thursday to Angelo Cangialosi, 26, and his 28-year-old wife Alice, who had taken a fertility drug.

The children were born after only 29 weeks of pregnancy, and none weighed more than three pounds.

Nicholas, Allison and Jennifer were all in stable condition late Friday; Angelo and Ellen remained on ventilators to help them breathe and were listed in guarded condition, said hospital administrator Laura Sicular.

″They all have an excellent chance of survival,″ said Dr. Phillip Lipsitz, chief of neonatal and perinatal medicine at the medical center’s Schneider Children’s Hospital.

Doctors said Mrs. Cangialosi was in good condition and would stay in the hospital for about a week. The babies are expected to stay for 11 or 12 weeks, Lipsitz said.

″It was not long ago when a baby under four pounds would not survive,″ Ms. Kershaw noted.

The parents, who have been married six years, have been living in a one- bedroom apartment.

″We are getting calls from variety of people offering baby clothes, toys, cribs and money,″ Ms. Kershaw said. ″But the real need is for a place big enough for the babies and cribs.″

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