Mum’s ᴀɢᴏɴɪsɪɴɢ Wait For Tiny Twins Born At Just 26 Weeks To ᴜɴᴅᴇʀɢᴏ sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ, The Miracle Twins 

Mum’s ᴀɢᴏɴɪsɪɴɢ Wait For Tiny Twins Born At Just 26 Weeks To ᴜɴᴅᴇʀɢᴏ sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ, The Miracle Twins 

Mum Linzie Mathieson, from Scotland, has opened up about nursing her twin boys to health after they were born weighing just 810g and 780g, she was Fᴇᴀʀᴇᴅ would ʟᴏsᴇ her twin boys

Linzie Mathieson, from Kingswells in Aberdeen, was rushed to hospital when her waters ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ at 20 weeks and she was put on ᴀɴᴛɪʙɪᴏᴛɪᴄs ᴛᴏ ᴘʀᴇᴠᴇɴᴛ ɪɴFᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ before being sent home to rest.  When she went into labour in August this year she was warned her sons Alfie and Harry were unlikely to sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ after they were delivered by ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ.  She said the boys were delivered and whisked away to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where they were worked on for a few hours to sᴛᴀʙɪʟɪsᴇ them.

Both were placed on ventilators and Harry was given Nitric. At this point, Linzie was told that the next 24 hours would be critical. Poor Harry’s lungs were underdeveloped and he needed a lot of help in the first few weeks of his life.Alfie came off the ventilator before his brother but had to be put back on a week later as the pair Fᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ʜᴀʀᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇᴅ every hurdle in their way. The boys have since spent eight weeks in intensive care and four weeks in high dependency after their birth. They are now receiving ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ on a sᴘᴇᴄɪᴀʟɪsᴛ ᴄᴀʀᴇ ward but due to improvements Linzie hopes to welcome them home soon.

She said: “They are both still on ᴏxʏɢᴇɴ ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴏᴛʜ ʜᴀᴠᴇ sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ this coming week. They have both done so well and have piled on weight and are taking bottle feeds. The word ‘home’ has been mentioned this last week so we are hoping to be home in the next few weeks if all goes well. It’s very hard to describe our time in the unit – the first week was ᴀ ʙʟᴜʀ – ɪᴛ’s ʟɪᴋᴇ ɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴡᴇ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴇɴᴄᴇᴅ. The intensive care unit is very intense but the staff really go above and beyond. They have made our experience and journey so much more ʙᴇᴀʀᴀʙʟᴇ.”

She said: “They are both still on ᴏxʏɢᴇɴ ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴏᴛʜ ʜᴀᴠᴇ sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ this coming week. They have both done so well and have piled on weight and are taking bottle feeds. The word ‘home’ has been mentioned this last week so we are hoping to be home in the next few weeks if all goes well. It’s very hard to describe our time in the unit – the first week was ᴀ ʙʟᴜʀ – ɪᴛ’s ʟɪᴋᴇ ɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴡᴇ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴇɴᴄᴇᴅ. The intensive care unit is very intense but the staff really go above and beyond. They have made our experience and journey so much more ʙᴇᴀʀᴀʙʟᴇ.”

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