Anna was a full term baby that suffered a TBI at birth due to viral infection that affected her central nervous system.
I have to admit this was definitely the scariest thing I have ever gone through; it is every mother’s nightmare. Since this experience I have learned the lesson of taking life day by day
Before Matthew, I was living my life in a bubble, nothing bad had ever really happened to me. Then worst thing that could happen in a delivery room did ... our son Matthew was born with major problems.
February 14, 2011, Valentine’s Day, we had our first ultra sound and learned we were having TWINS! We were educated about Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) and since we were carrying identical twins, this was something that we needed to be monitored...
We first noticed that something wasn't quite right when Taylor was about 4-6 months old and wasn't hitting her developmental milestones. Looking back, there were many red flags, like feeding issues, but as first time parents, we didn't think anything of it. Her neurologist told us at the beginning that there was a less than 1% chance we'd ever have a clear, precise diagnosis.
Joey's older brother Anthony was 11 years old at the time and disabled when I got pregnant. At 24 weeks during an ultra sound the doctors found that the ventricles in Joey's head were enlarged.