This story was kindly submitted by Sara, one of our readers.
I had twin preemies due to pPROM. My water broke with twin A (Kaleb) at 18w (4/18/10). I spent 86 days on bedrest until I had an emergency c-section due to placenta abruption.
Kaleb & Kameron Crane were born on 7/11/2010 at 29 weeks.
Kaleb was 2 lbs 15oz, 16.14″ long
Kameron was 3 lbs 1 oz, 16.25″ long
Kaleb survived NEC which required two surgeries. His appendix was removed, got a staph infection after 3 PICC lines, he has GERD, CLD and an umbilical hernia. He had a total of 4 blood transfusions and developed liver disease from being on TPN for too long. He was Jaundice and had splints on both feet and leg braces on both legs and has Spasmodic torticollis. He was released from the hospital on October 19th which was his 100th day in the NICU. He came home on oxygen, apnea monitor and pulse oximeter.
Kameron was jaundice and had GERD. He required a little oxygen support but was mainly in the NICU for growth and eating. He spent 52 days in the NICU and was discharged on September 1st. He was sent home on an apnea monitor.
The boys will be 8 months old this Friday and Kaleb weighs 17lbs and Kameron weighs 18lbs. They are off all the monitors and Kaleb has been off oxygen for 6 wks now. They are growing and doing very well.
Pictures: Kaleb & Kameron at birth, the first time I held them together, Together at 7 months old.