A Persevering Duo Of Identical Twin Girls Make Record As They Become The Youngest Premature Babies In An Iowa Hospital
February 18, 2019 12:55 By Fabiosa
Babies that are born prematurely face different challenges according to the week they were born in.
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For example, babies born earlier than the 28th week are usually less than 2lb 3oz, and need mechanical support to breathe. Such babies have it worse than others.
They are very tiny, which makes them extremely delicate, and have shriveled skin.
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Their temporary complexion is reddish-purple, and they are so fragile that you can see their veins.
Survival is a miracle for them. For some, the impairments remain for the long haul, while others premies mysteriously survive with no side effects.
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For Keeley James and Kambry Lee Ewoldt, it was a miracle!
Premature identical twins survive
Jade Ewoldt gave birth to her daughters, identical twins Keeley James and Kambry Lee Ewoldt, at just 22 weeks and one-day of gestation, on November 4. The due date was reportedly March 29.
Jade also had to undergo surgery four weeks before the unexpected labor, which occurred in their family home.
According to Water-Loo Cedarfalls Courier, the purpose of the operation was for twin transfusion syndrome, a rare condition in which identical twins share a placenta.
The brave little ones had been spared danger with the surgery, and now they are responding to treatment after being prematurely born.
The twins are getting better. Keeley is now just more than four pounds and Kambry weighs about four pounds.
They are currently the youngest surviving premature babies born at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Dr. Jonathan Klein, a neonatologist and medical director of the NICU at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, said:
“For 22-week babies to survive, it’s incredibly rare. So much goes into making sure these two little girls stay alive.”
The brave little girls survived all the hurdles life threw at them. However, the hospital and their parents remain careful, as they are still fragile.
Congratulations to the family!
In the comments section of the news post on Twitter, users have rejoiced with the family while some showed empathy.
WoW! Bring Back Memories! My Daughter,♥Beyonce,Was Born At 6mnths! I Was Shocked,But GOD Created Her&Delivered Her,She Is 12yrs Now!— Jo'lie Papillon (@Ayrton_Lavezzi) February 11, 2019
22 weeks and fighting to live! Precious babies. This is an awesome story. awww— Seaweedie (@Ami_Bade) February 11, 2019
science is amazing. kinda like magic at times.— Berle D Pasture (@kdf_333) February 11, 2019
Witnessing this miracle is heartwarming. This shows that there are better chances for premature babies than some people may believe.
We wish the twins the best as they grow healthy and happy!