Monday, May 13, 2013
1 month ago premature twins were born, weighing 3 and 4 pounds respectively. The smaller one was the second twin which is normally the case. Big brother also took most of the blood from the placenta as Twin B was noticeably paler. Both babies did well for a few days then they both developed fevers. The nurses felt it was just the incubators overheating but I placed both babies on antibiotics. The next morning we surprised to find that the larger baby had died during the night. Little Twin B was slow to gain weight but has continued to look good. He just finished a second 10 day course of antibiotics after developing fever again last week. This morning he topped the scales at 3 and 3/4 pounds. His mother mourns for the loss of his brother but is overjoyed with his steady growth. We are cautiously optimistic that he will continue to do well.