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故事分享- Our beautiful babies 我的美麗雙胞胎

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我通常不會這樣做,但是當我看到麥當勞叔叔之家接受捐贈的單位,我無法抗拒的開始分享我們的早產兒故事。
之前我的丈夫和我發現我們是懷了雙胞胎,這驚人的情感和情緒像是坐雲霄飛車。我們很早就被告知懷雙胞胎經常會出現併發症中之一就是早產。在第33週,我得了嚴重的子癇前期而住進醫院。兩天後,我們美麗的寶貝緊急剖腹出生,早了7個月。他們在新生兒重症加護病房住了15天,學著怎麼吃,好增加體重
如果不是新生兒加護病房超級護士的支持和關懷和麥當勞叔叔之家的工作人員,我不知道我的丈夫和我得夠做到什麼地步。
新生兒重症加護病房的護士支持我們做出的每一個選擇,並且不停的鼓勵我們,我每天只能見到和抱著我的兩個孩子幾個小時,我學會用吸乳器擠出母乳餵他們
麥當勞叔叔之家成了我們的家,在我們崩潰時給我們一頓熱飯和一個可以依靠的肩膀。
這15天是我曾經擁有過的最好的和最艱難的日子。離開你的小新生兒
讓別人照顧確實是一個震撼人心的經驗。但是,我們透過一些真正有愛心和同情心的人的幫助下做到了。
今天,你不會知道,我們的嬰兒出生時是這麼小,現在他們開始學走路,就像普通15個月孩子一樣,帶來歡樂和我們愛的生活。“ - 艾米L.



“I don’t normally do these sort of things, but when I saw that the Ronald McDonald house was to benefit from it, I couldn’t resist posting our preemie story. From the moment my husband and I found out that we were pregnant with twins, it was an amazing rollercoaster of feelings and emotions. We had been told very early on in the pregnancy that twins often come with complications, one being premature birth. At 33 weeks I was admitted to the hospital with severe preeclampsia. Two days later, our beautiful babies were born via emergency c-section, 7 weeks early. They were in the NICU for 15 days, learning to eat and gaining weight.

To say that we were overwhelmed was an understatement. Had it not been for the supportive and super caring NICU nurses and staff at the Ronald McDonald house, I’m not sure my husband and I would have been able to make it. We were an hour from home, in another state. The NICU nurses supported every choice we made and cheered me on as I learned to nurse and pump for two babies that I only saw and could hold for a few hours a day. The Ronald McDonald house became our home, were we’d crash and get a hot meal and a shoulder to lean on. Those 15 days were the some of the best and toughest days I’ve ever had. Leaving your small newborn children in the care of someone else is truly a humbling experience. However, we made it through with the help of some truly caring and compassionate people.

Today, you would not know that our babies were born so small, they are toddling around like any normal 15 month olds would, bringing joy and love to our lives.” – Amy L.