Odera was born on Dec. 20 along with six of her brothers and sisters. A girl born two weeks earlier on Dec. 7 makes the birth the first reported delivery of living octuplets in 50 years.
Gorom, the youngest of the octuplets, underwent abdominal surgery yesterday to repair a tear in her intestine. Ebuka, the firstborn, and Ikem, the firstborn boy, are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator. Chidi, Echerem, Chima and Jioke are breathing on their own.
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