Baby Emma’s Story

April 17th, 2012 by Chelsea

Hi my name is Chelsea I had preemie twins at 28 weeks pregnant august 22 2011 at OU childrens hospital Emma 2 pounds 15 ounces and Addyson 2 pounds 11 ounces they were both doing really well in the nicu both breast feed but September 12 I got a phone call I’d never forget Emma was really sick and I needed to get to the hospital right away I got there around 930 am they stop her feedings her tummy was bloated so they did xray around eleven her intestines had ruptured and she needed surgery so after surgery I spoke with the Dr she didn’t take it well her kidneys were failing and she was very sick that night they put her on life-support nothing was working she was getting weaker her lungs started to fail and she was so swollen and purple from her kidneys not functioning this was on monday. Tuesd ay morning a preacher spoke to me about getting her Baptised so we did late Tuesday night Drs told me they were trying as hard as they could but there was nothing that could be done early Wednesday morning September 14 Emma lee mason took her last breathe as mommy and daddy said goodbye but we still have her twin sister Addyson we are grateful that she didn’t get it!

5 responses to “Baby Emma’s Story”

  1. charlotte says:

    Hi there my name is charlotte im so sorry to hear about your baby. I also lost one of my twins Leo when he was 12days old because of NEC this January. iv still got Jake that im so grateful for more then anything & I’m so lucky to have him & see Leo in him every day but sometimes it makes it harder because its a constant reminder that I was meant to have 2 babies & when people coo over my gorgeous Jake I want to shout at them he had a twin too who was just as gorgeous. From 1 twin mummy to another do you feel like that at all? X x

  2. Marina Hanekom says:

    Hi Chelsea – I’m so sorry for your loss of your precious Emma. I also lost one of my twin girls, Chloe, to NEC in March 2011. They were born perfectly healthy, at 37 weeks, and six days later Chloe died in our arms. I believe it was her feeds that were increased too quickly, coupled with the fact that I did not breastfeed. I know your pain and I know how shattered your heart is. NEC robbed me of my beautiful daughter and robbed her of life! It is one year later for me and I still walk around with the constant debilitating pain of grief. Every minute of every day, and especially when I look at her identical twin, Sofia, I grieve for her. It has been the most devastating thing to happen to my family. I’ve been reading so many updates on this site and NEC seems so common in twins – could there be a reason for this? What are your thoughts? I wish you strength and light. Regards Marina

  3. heather says:

    The same thing happened to me. Londyn snd Bryn were born 10/1/11. Londyn was 2 11 and Byn was 2 7. I had two beautiful healthy little girls born at 33 weeks. 7 days later after an amazing night with my babies little Bryn contracted NEC. We found out at 5 AM she died at 4:00 the next day> She didnt make it to the hospital transfer. Both babies were breastfed.
    This past saturday we participated in the march of dimes march for babies walk. We raised over $3000 in memory of bryn and in honor of Londyn. I feel doing the march every year is a great way to tell Londyn about her twin.
    There is not a day that goes by that I do not cry about Bryn. Looking at my other precious little girl helps me pull through.
    Question did anyone of you undergoe IVF. I am trying to see if there is a correlation between NEC and IVF.

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