2001 Visitor Stories

Preemie Twins Stories Submitted by Visitors – 2001

India Suttles   28/Dec/2001:20:56:20
Tomorrow my boys will be 2 weeks old. They were born 15 weeks early at
Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. It’s a trip because I thought I was
doing everything right.Never would I have imagined that I would deliver
my babies at 25 weeks.I thank the LORD that my boys are fighting as
hard as they can right now.I feel so empty not having my babies here
with me, but I trust they are getting the best care available.Your web
site makes me hopeful. I never knew there were so many people in this
situation.Thank you and everyone brave enough to share their story. You
are definitely an inspiration to me.
 
Karyn Drummond Finn and Breana’s Home page. 26/Nov/2001:18:45:23
I love your site, what a wonderful job you have done and so
imformative!!
My b/g twins were born at 32 weeks on the 9th of Dec 2000.

They are now almost a year old. (10 months corrected)

This year has been full on!!! Too much to mention here but please visit
their home page and read about it ALL.

Even after our UNBELIEVABLE year, My husband and I think (KNOW!!) that
having multiples is just THE BEST!!!!!!!!

Love Karyn

mum to Finn and Breana 12/9/00.

 
LORI ROBERTS   20/Nov/2001:17:18:24
I am the Grandmother of twins that were born 26 weeks gestation. Our
twins had Twin to Twin Transfusion. One too little, one too big.
God must have had a greater plan for our little Cameron. Born at 14 oz.
he just wasn’t strong enough to make it. He survived 15 minutes and
then passed in his Daddy’s arms.
Jaylin, the larger twin was born at 1lb. 12 oz. I call him our miracle
baby. He’s fought the whole way. Like the other parents have said it’s
been a roller coaster.
Jaylin’s now a month old and almost ready to come off his ventalator
and nurse on his own.
God Bless to all.
 
Kambi Smith   19/Nov/2001:14:12:46
My husband and I have 4 1/2 month old identical twin boys who came 7
weeks early. I am a respiratory therapist and was terrified that they
would have several complications but they surprised everyone. They
were only in oxygen for about 12 hours after they were born, few tube
feedings and some apneic episodes(which were pretty unsettling). they
came home 2 weeks later. That was quite a day. They weigh 15 lbs.
each now and seem to be right on schedule with everything. We are so
proud and Thank God everyday for our precious angels. They are truly
God’s great handy work and the loves of our life! They bring a smile
to our faces all the time. We can appreciate your story and all the
tough times you went thru for your babies. We had a tough time also
but not like that. Anyway, congratulations and thank you for your
inspiring story. The girls are gorgeous!!
Denny, Kam
 
Kambi Smith   19/Nov/2001:13:57:29
 
Calle Freeman   14/Nov/2001:21:29:10
I gave birth to 8wk. premature identical twin girls on Feb. 23,2001.
They came into the world early because one of my twins, Daielle, had
developed bi-lateral pleural effusions in utero. I was given injections
of betamethasone for two days before the drs. had me come in to see if
they could perform a thoracentesis(drain fluid from chest cavity) which
ultimately was not completely successful. Danielle was put on a
ventilator because her lungs were unable to fully expand and develop
because of the fluid. She stayed on a vent. for 3wks., was in NICU for
2 months and came home on their due date. Emily was perfectly fine but
had to be delivered because she was there for the ride. She was not put
on a ventilator and only stayed in NICU for 1 month. This was a scary,
emotional and hard to describe time for me. They are growing well and
eat like two little piggies! They are needing physical therapy for a
possible genetic and unrelated problem. Danielle is getting RSV
injections, Emily is n
 
Diana Chacon   13/Nov/2001:18:12:09
I am the mother of preemie twins. They were born on July 22, 2001 and
I had aboy and a girl. The girl is the big sister, both are 14 minutes
apart from eachother. It was very hard having my babies so eaarly and
seeing how small they were and connected to all of those machines in
the NICU.
Now they are both home and are doing fine but my son was send home on
an apnea monitor and on oxygen. We were told to not have our babies
around large crowds and they did encourage us to take our babies out
every one in awahile to get them used to being exposed to the outside
air.

My husband is alittle more hesitant about taking the babies out. How
long did you guys last before you actually took your babies out?

Diana Chacon
Mother Of Twins:)

 
Dawn -&- Matt   03/Nov/2001:14:12:48
We had boy-girl twins on July 21st of 2001. They were 6 weeks early
and are now 3 months old. They weighed 4lb.6oz. and 4lb.8 oz. They
had a few problems at birth but only spent 10 days in the hospital. It
was really rough. We have been blessed. The twwins are growing, the
little boy faster than our little girl.
 
Dawn-&-Matt   03/Nov/2001:14:08:07
 
Sandy T Peyton -&- Paige: Our Miracles 11/Oct/2001:11:59:36
Hi, my beatiful girls were born at 28 weeks on February 25, 2000 after
8 weeks of bedrest. They each had their struggles to get well and gain
weight. Paige, the littler one, had to be trasferred to another
hospital because we were told she had a defect in her esophogus. She
did have a tear in her esophogus, so she was fed through a tube in her
belly until the esphogus could heal. Peyton had trouble with apnea, so
she came home with medication. Both girls were on apnea monitors until
they were 6 months old. Today, they are 19 months old and weigh over
19 pounds each. They are beautiful and busy toddlers. Paige has
asthma like symptoms with a cold and they both get sick easily. Other
than that, we have no problems from prematurity.
 
martha mendoza   06/Oct/2001:17:11:18
 
Gina Gracey   20/Sep/2001:18:00:52
My bestfriend had her twins yesterday morning at 29 weeks. Garrett
weighs 3lbs 5 ozs and is 16 inches long and Trevor is 3lbs 6 1/2 ozs and
is 17 inches long. She went to bed like any normal night and woke up an
hour later and discovered that her water had broken. Her husband
rushed her to the hospital and she was all ready dialted to 5cm. She
gave birth 4 1/2 hours later and the babies were born naturally and were
only 5 minutes apart. They were rushed to the NICU immediately and they
are both doing OK. I went to see them tonight and they are so tiny.
They are both on oxygen and are not yet able to eat but hopefully will
be able to be fed in the next few days. The doctor says 6 week minimum
stay so hopefully by Halloween the boys will join their 2 1/2 year old
sister at home who is anxiously awaiting to hold them along with myself.
 
 
carrie lynn peebles   28/Aug/2001:20:41:46
hello,i have 4 month old twin boys born at 33 weeks. their names are
kevin murray-&- bradin riley clark.kevin weighed 4.3 -&- braden weighed
3.13.i just think this is cool to see how other babies born early are
doing!
 
Diane Leger   11/Aug/2001:05:51:43
 
Carisa   26/Jul/2001:23:26:05
Hi I have been looking at different preemie pages since my little boy
Jaden was born at 33.5 weeks. I didn’t know I was in labor. I noticed
that I was bleeding so I called the on-call doc. He said it was up to
me if I went to the hosp. I chose to go to ease my worries. When I
arrived, I was dialated to a 4 and my bag of water was bulging. With
the help of mag sulfate I held off for 30 hrs. I had no pain until the
last 2 or 3 hrs. Easy stuff for me. Jaden was born weighing 5lbs 2oz.
He was enormous compared to what we were told to expect. He had an iv
and nasogastric tube. He had jaundice for a week but other than that,
he did great. The doc and nurses called him miracle baby. He only
stayed in the nicu for 10 days and we were able to take him home. He is
now 14mos and weighs around 23lbs. He hasn’t stopped eating since he
figured out how. I know how lucky we are to have had such a healthy
baby. I really wish the rest of you luck with your growing kids. My
biggest
 
Carisa   26/Jul/2001:23:02:40
Hi I have been looking at different preemie pages since my little boy
Jaden was born at 33.5 weeks. I didn’t know I was in labor. I noticed
that I was bleeding so I called the on-call doc. He said it was up to
me if I went to the hosp. I chose to go to ease my worries. When I
arrived, I was dialated to a 4 and my bag of water was bulging. With
the help of mag sulfate I held off for 30 hrs. I had no pain until the
last 2 or 3 hrs. Easy stuff for me. Jaden was born weighing 5lbs 2oz.
He was enormous compared to what we were told to expect. He had an iv
and nasogastric tube. He had jaundice for a week but other than that,
he did great. The doc and nurses called him miracle baby. He only
stayed in the nicu for 10 days and we were able to take him home. He is
now 14mos and weighs around 23lbs. He hasn’t stopped eating since he
figured out how. I know how lucky we are to have had such a healthy
baby. I really wish the rest of you luck with your growing kids. My
biggest
 
Tena Britts   21/Jun/2001:12:40:43
My preemie twins Cody and Kate Lynn are four weeks and one day old
today. They are truly a gift from God.
Kate Lynn is doing wonderful. She is already on rm air w/1/2ltr flow.
Her Oxygen levels have really been her only setback. She has reached
three pounds as has her brother. She’s on her way to getting home.
Cody is a fighter. He has yet another type of sepsis but it has been
caught early and he’s being treated. His biggest fight is against a
GRIII bleed. This is a wait and learn condition for me. (And it
worries and scares me)
I am so looking forward to getting them home. Time. This takes time.
And support, which I have none.
So, please mail me!
 
anthea martens   02/Jun/2001:15:49:25
this is a very good sight!me and my husband frank have bean looking for
other parents with priemee qintuplets.from the five of them i have had
two boys and three girls.i also have a set of twins kendra and ginger.
the qintuplets are brennan,derek,kayla,caitlynne and hannah.
 
Collette Petty   02/Mar/2001:13:12:48

Kim Rowley is the mother of preemie twin daughters, Macy and Mallory, born January 27th, 1994 over 13 weeks early weighing 2 pounds each. She calls them her "million dollar miracle babies." Follow Kim on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.