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Twin twice the size of brother at birth
news.com.au ^ | 05-02-2007 | Michelle Cazzulino

Posted on 05/02/2007 6:38:32 AM PDT by bedolido

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1 posted on 05/02/2007 6:38:38 AM PDT by bedolido
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2 posted on 05/02/2007 6:40:43 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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OM-Gosh... you’re right!!!


3 posted on 05/02/2007 6:42:06 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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Do you ever watch the Roloff’s on TLC? One twin is a normal boy, while the other is a dwarf.


4 posted on 05/02/2007 6:42:29 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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And together they will combine to form the mighty MEGAPERSON!!!


5 posted on 05/02/2007 6:44:15 AM PDT by CAPTAINSUPERMARVELMAN
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To: bedolido

When I was expecting my twins and was bedbound for 3 mos, I had to stop reading - this was one of the many problems that all the books talked about with multiple births - it made me feel like the odds were definitely very much against having two healthy babies. Thankfully, my little “chickens” did pretty well. Prayers for these little guys..


6 posted on 05/02/2007 6:46:53 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I practice Calorie Offset Trading. I eat a candy bar & pay my kid 10 bucks to run around the block)
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To: bedolido
What a greedy little placenta hog that Byron is.

Wait for your moment, Lincoln.

7 posted on 05/02/2007 6:58:00 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Incorrigible

Am I the only one here was reminded of the scene in the Venture Bros when Dr. Venture eats his brother’s fetus in the womb. I think that actually could have happened in this case. Maybe they were supposed to be triplets ....


8 posted on 05/02/2007 7:03:28 AM PDT by utherdoul
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To: CAPTAINSUPERMARVELMAN; wideawake; Incorrigible
During my wife’s pregnancy with our twin daughters there was concern due to one of the placenta’s overlapping the other. This could have led to a detached placenta, malnourishment for one of the girls, or perhaps even a complete miscarriage. The doctors told us we could have had a situation like this one where one of our children might thrive at the expense of the other. Those could be my children in that picture had our fortunes been different.

So excuse me, but there’s nothing funny here. My heart goes out to this family and these children. Until any of you smart-asses has walked a mile in the shoes of these parents or children, just keep your juvenile jokes to yourself.

9 posted on 05/02/2007 7:05:08 AM PDT by shadowman99
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See above. Applies to you too.


10 posted on 05/02/2007 7:05:58 AM PDT by shadowman99
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That is just plain sick.

God Bless these beautiful children.

11 posted on 05/02/2007 7:08:59 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The greatest danger to our troops is the Congress of the United States.)
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To: shadowman99
So excuse me, but there’s nothing funny here.

As a father of a child who survived a difficult pregnancy in which the new baby's health was very much touch and go, I can attest that a little humor takes the edge off the situation.

Little Lincoln is undernourished, but according to the article he is gaining weight and his prognosis is excellent - he's even going home from the hospital.

Lighten up, Francis.

12 posted on 05/02/2007 7:09:57 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: bedolido

Talking aboutr hogging the space!


13 posted on 05/02/2007 7:14:01 AM PDT by hgro (Jerry Riversd)
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To: Incorrigible

Great movie BTW.


14 posted on 05/02/2007 7:14:56 AM PDT by RockinRight (Proud FREDeralist.)
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To: wideawake

I’ll bet that by age 5 they’ll be similar in size. Although Lincoln will probably be somewhat smaller, the difference will be much smaller by age 5, and by adulthood.


15 posted on 05/02/2007 7:16:45 AM PDT by RockinRight (Proud FREDeralist.)
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There’s not much worse than worrying about your unborn children. Glad to hear it turned out alright.
16 posted on 05/02/2007 7:18:24 AM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: bedolido

Mini Me.


17 posted on 05/02/2007 7:38:24 AM PDT by manic4organic (Send a care package through USO today.)
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To: shadowman99

For the record I wouldn’t have made the joke if something had happened to either of those Children, I almost died during birth myself, and my family still makes jokes about the mess


18 posted on 05/02/2007 7:43:02 AM PDT by utherdoul
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To: bedolido

Oh my goodness, this is amazing.

And these were identical children, so they would have shared the same placenta wouldn’t they?

Guess we know who got all the snacks, don’t we?

Prayers for both children to continue to thrive.


19 posted on 05/02/2007 7:43:31 AM PDT by janereinheimer ((I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.))
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To: shadowman99

I agree with you. I am very familiar with this. It is called twin to twin transfusion. Here is a brief description -

“Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome occurs specifically in identical twins sharing the same placenta. It is estimated to occur in 5-10% of identical twin pregnancies. In twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, the twins share not only the same placenta but some of the same circulation. This allows the transfusion of blood from one twin (the donor) to the other (the recipient). The donor twin becomes small and anemic, and the recipient twin becomes large and overloaded with blood.”

My twin boys were born at 27 weeks because this was happening. We caught it too late. Mark, the larger twin (3 lbs) died after 5 days of life. The excess of blood severely damaged his brain. My other son, Ian (1 lb 11 oz.), is now almost 14 years old and played baseball last night.


20 posted on 05/02/2007 7:46:51 AM PDT by mund1011
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