‘OutDaughtered’: Danielle Busby Explains She Was In Extreme Pain for Years After Having the Quints
We’ve been keeping up with Adam and Danielle Busby for years, and it’s hard to believe how grown-up their kids look on TLC’s OutDaughtered. The couple’s famous for having the only set of all-female quintuplets in the U.S. And since they also have their older daughter, Blayke, that means they have six little girls in their household.
We’ve watched all of the Busby kids grow from toddlers to kids with their own personalities — and we’ve also seen how Adam and Danielle have parented over the years, too. While Danielle is used to running around for her daughters from day to night, she’s had to take a step back due to extreme pain. Here’s what’s going on and why she went in for surgery.
Danielle Busby gave birth to the quintuplets at 28 weeks
Adam and Danielle never expected to have quintuplets, especially since they had such a difficult time getting pregnant with both the quints and with Blayke. The couple has also spoken about how doctors didn’t want them to have all five babies, either, since it was a high-risk pregnancy. “At first they didn’t want us to have all five. They wanted us to reduce. And our hearts just couldn’t do that,” Danielle told Houston’s ABC13.
Since Danielle and Adam chose not to reduce and instead go forth with having all five children, Danielle was only pregnant for 28 weeks. From there, she had a C-section and received excellent care from multiple board-certified neonatologists and many nurses at The Women’s Hospital of Texas.
When each quint was born, they were just 2 pounds and around 14-inches long. And after their long stint in the NICU, Adam and Danielle were able to take each newborn home.
She’s been experiencing extreme pain for years
The birth of the quints went as smoothly as it could have gone, but Danielle recently revealed in a video on the It’s a Buzz World YouTube channel that she’s had extreme pain for years since the birth.
“The past three years have been really, really, filled with a lot of physical pain,” Danielle explained from the hospital bed. She then went on to say that she has polycystic ovarian syndrome, which causes cysts to form and rupture on her ovaries, and she has polyps forming and growing insider uterus. And while the pain’s been going on for years, Danielle mentioned that this past year has proven to be the worst it’s ever been.
“I have cysts and I have polyps and I have extreme pain 24/7 with my back and my stomach,” Danielle said. “So today, we’ve been working over the last year to trial and error different things, and getting on birth control, and, you know, doesn’t work, doesn’t help, and medication this … just, we’ve gotten to the end of the pain and I’m just to the tipping point of we’re here, we need to take care of it. I’m ready to get this over with.”
Danielle went into surgery for a hysterectomy
Danielle decided that a hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus, would be her best option to permanently deal with the pain. She mentioned in the video that she’s not nervous, she’s just ready to get rid of the issue and get back on her feet. “Having a hysterectomy should be the fix of all my pain,” she said in the video.
Adam also talked to the camera after Danielle was wheeled back for surgery. He mentioned that it’s not something he or Danielle has talked about with their fans too much in the past. “It’s just been one of those things that’s gotten steadily worse over the last, probably, year and a half,” he said.
After the surgery, Adam mentioned the doctors found a few “spots of endometriosis,” but it was all taken care of. The couple then thanked their viewers for the prayers, as everything went “better than expected.”
We’re hoping Danielle has a speedy recovery and can get back up on her feet soon!
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