Nurse Saves Dying Baby By Placing Her Next To Twin Sister.
It All Began In 1995
We’ve all heard about miracles happening, but this story is definitely one for the books. It's known that twins seem to share a unique connection to each other. This story is evidence proving that that connection is very real. This set of newborn premature twins experienced something so incredible, you’ll have a hard time believing it.
It's quite apparent how different of a time the 1990s was compared to now. Regardless, premature babies being born has always been a thing. Kyrie and Brielle Jackson were twins that were born 12 weeks early in Worcestor, Massachusetts. Since they were born so early, the girls were very tiny and required some extra attention. No one that was in the twin’s lives could have ever imagined what they would go through in the early weeks of their lives on Earth.
One Of The Twin Babies Had Been Doing Well, The Other Was Wasn't
Akron Children's Hospital
Kyrie appeared to be doing well. Even though she only weighed a little over two pounds, she was eating quite a bit and gaining weight like she was supposed to. Unfortunately, Brielle seemed to be having a harder time than her sister. She was having a difficult time breathing and wasn’t gaining any weight. Even though sometimes she was doing “okay," her parents and her doctors were hoping she would make a turn for the better. Soon enough, they had to face reality.
Like Many Premature Babies, They Were In Incubators
Like most babies that are born early or underweight, the newborns were put into incubators. The twin girls were put into two separate incubators, and spent most of their time away from each other. Even when they are older, most twins don’t like being away from their sibling. As hard as it was to remain positive, the Jacksons knew that they had to, even if the unthinkable were to happen. And the unthinkable did happen, but not in the way you’d expect.
Their Father Was Trying To Remain Optimistic
The twins made it to three weeks old and everything seemed to be going okay. As each day passed, Paul Jackson, and his wife, thought they were closer to bringing their girls home. "The nurses in the NICU were very honest. And they told me up front that 'things look pretty good now, but, to be honest with you, over the next 48 to 72 hours, things could turn very quickly,'" said Brielle and Kyrie's dad, Paul Jackson. What happened next was the scariest moment of their lives.
Everything Changed In A Matter of Seconds
Everything happened so quickly. Brielle’s breathing became labored, and within seconds, her heart rate increased. Her heart was beating entirely way too fast for an infant. Her oxygen level dropped too quickly, and her parents began to fear the worst. In moments like these, people tend to hope and pray for a miracle to occur. Having one of their children in distress, made the Jacksons feel completely helpless. Unfortunately, things continued to get worse.
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