The 1-Pound Fighter: Baby Defying Odds, Clinging to Hope with Twin’s Tender Touch

Couple Kelly Graves, 32, and husband Billy, 35, from Benfleet, Essex, say they have no doubt that Chester’s struggle for sex is due to the bond he shares with his twin brother. Twins that are identical to one another are inseparable. Chester Graves, one of twins, and his brother Otis corroborated that. Our 1-kg son is being born and developing healthily thanks to our brother’s hugs.

I have no doubt that holding her twin helped her battle on, according to mother Kelly. It was very emotional when the twins finally got to meet each other for the first time since their September 22 birth.

Even though Otis was sleeping, Chester was still fixated on him and couldn’t keep his eyes off his brother. It was everything I had been waiting for.

Chester will probably spend another two months in the neonatal section at the south hospital, where the tender images show them standing side by side during family visits.

When Kelly was 16 weeks old and she learned that babies differed in size by 25%, which was a cause for concern, Chester’s health issues first became apparent. Due to a disease known as selective restriction in utero, which prevents Chester from receiving critical nutrients from the placenta and stunts his growth, the two boys are significantly different in stature. She acknowledged visiting the university hospital in London for the actual laser procedure at 19 weeks.

After the surgery, Kelly and Billy were told that Chester was still growing only about 25ɢ a week, while Otis was growing about 100ɢ a week. Kelly added: “I’m always told people he might not survive it’s heart breaking. I have traveled far and am eating about 200g of protein a day to help him grow and drinking about 5 liters of water to try to increase Chester’s water intake as they are also low. This has proven to be helpful in any way, but I’ve tried everything to replenish his level and keep him fighting.” Chester’s condition was stable but at 28 weeks Kelly’s Waters had ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ, and she had to go to Addenbrooke Hospital in Cambridge.

On July 15, Chester Graves, who was 28 weeks pregnant and weighed one pound, one ounce, gave birth to a sibling, Otis, who was larger at three pounds, seven ounces. “Otis came out first and was hooked in the incubator,” Kelly added. When Chester emerged, they discovered a knot in his string that also halted his growth, and the consultant made an effort to hasten his incubation.

After six weeks in the hospital, Otis ᴡᴀsᴅɪsᴄʜᴀʀɢᴇᴅ and now weighs 6 pounds 3 ounces, but little Chester has been trying since birth and weighs only 3 pounds 6 ounces. Despite everything he’s been through, he’s still fighting to get back home and be with his parents, Otis, and the rest of his family. Kelly said: ‘It’s bittersweet because now we have Otis at home and people say how great it must be, but it’s also sad because we feel complete until we both have kids. back together.

But we are very happy for what the children have done, always try. To be healthy and to be with us, we love you so much.

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