Monday, May 13, 2013

Twin B

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.

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