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Prayers for my nephew's unborn twin babies **Sad Update**


 
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EAS1971
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PostPosted: January 23 2010, 5:09 PM    Post subject:
Prayers for my nephew's unborn twin babies **Sad Update**
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My oldest nephew John and his wife Katie are 12-weeks pregnant with their first babies. They just found out they're expecting twins, but there are complications. The identical twins are monoamniotic twins, meaning they share one sac.

I'm not sure how much you know about monoamniotic twins, but they are very very high risk! Since they share one sac but have two umbilical cords, they are at a great risk of their cords becoming entangled or compressed and they're at risk for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, meaning that one of the babies takes all the nutrients. The risk is very great and very real to both babies.

The best case scenario is that they make it to 34 weeks, they induce Katie and the babies are born alive and healthy and spend several weeks in the NICU. The worst case scenario is that one or both babies die. The mortality rate is 50%.

John and Katie are 29 years old and are very good people who have been through FAR more than their fair share in their lives. John lost his mom (my sister) to uterine cancer when he had just turned 18. Oddly and coincidentally, Katie's mom is currently fighting uterine cancer. They've been through so much in their short lives and they're thrilled yet terrified right now. Please pray for these babies! Thank you!

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PostPosted: January 23 2010, 10:56 PM    Post subject:
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{{{HUGS}}}} and Prayers for the whole family.

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PostPosted: January 23 2010, 11:54 PM    Post subject:
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Praying that all goes well--

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PostPosted: January 24 2010, 8:46 PM    Post subject:
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We'll be praying for those little babies! How exciting and scary at the same time...

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PostPosted: January 27 2010, 1:49 PM    Post subject:
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Will pray for the babies!

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PostPosted: January 27 2010, 2:19 PM    Post subject:
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Prays and hugs to your family!

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PostPosted: January 27 2010, 10:35 PM    Post subject:
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Many prayers for the babies and family. Keep us updated.

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Praying for them.

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Praying hard for them!

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Praying here too for all of them...

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PostPosted: March 16 2010, 4:29 PM    Post subject:
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They found out today (Katie's 30th birthday) that they lost both twins.

I am so sad for them. Sad

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I'm so sorry. Sad

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Thanks. She was 20 weeks along. She has to give birth to them on Friday. Sad Sad

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So sorry to hear this. They will continue to be in my prayers.

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PostPosted: March 16 2010, 9:27 PM    Post subject:
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I'm so sorry. Sad How heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

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PostPosted: March 16 2010, 10:22 PM    Post subject:
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So sorry to hear this...Praying for everyone

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PostPosted: March 17 2010, 6:27 AM    Post subject:
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So sorry to hear of their loss. Many thoughts and prayers are with them.

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PostPosted: March 17 2010, 7:35 AM    Post subject:
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Oh Beth, I am so, so sorry.... I will keep all of them in my prayers over the coming weeks and months....

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PostPosted: March 17 2010, 11:55 AM    Post subject:
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How heartbreaking......I will pray for them.

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PostPosted: March 19 2010, 11:35 AM    Post subject:
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How incredibly sad.. They will be in my thoughts and prayers today Sad

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im so sorry hugs & kisses to all of you

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PostPosted: March 21 2010, 11:22 AM    Post subject:
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That is so sad. We'll be praying for them.

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I'm so sorry. I am praying.

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PostPosted: March 22 2010, 8:16 PM    Post subject:
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Thanks, guys.

They're having a tough time. They found out the twins were girls.

Katie had to spend an extra couple of days in the hospital because she started running a fever and needed a few rounds of IV antibiotics.

She's home now and they're just lying low.

Thanks so much for all the thoughts and prayers! We really appreciate it!

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I am so sorry. Praying for them. Sad

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PostPosted: March 23 2010, 1:08 PM    Post subject:
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Oh Beth....

I'm so sorry!! How very tragic!! I promise to hold them and you close to my heart in prayer.


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