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Health & Fit 'Miracle' twins who were given 10 PERCENT chance of survival defy odds

05:50  08 october  2020
05:50  08 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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They were diagnosed with twin - twin transfusion syndrome, a condition in which twins share a single placenta and one baby receives more blood flow. After being given a 10 per cent chance of survival without intervention, Dana underwent surgery to treat the babies while they were in the womb.

Miracle twin girls defied five per cent survival odds when doctors performed life-saving surgery while they were in the womb. The babies were diagnosed with TTTS at a 16 week scan. Pictured, Mrs Harvey, who is formal dental practice manager, with scans from after the diagnosis.

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'Miracle' twins who were given just a 10 per cent chance of living are now four months old and thriving after being diagnosed with a rare condition in the womb.

Joe and Dana Salmonese from Huntington, New York, appeared on the Today show on Wednesday with their baby boys Vince and Paul, who were treated in-utero for twin-twin transfusion syndrome, a rare condition in which twins share a single placenta and one baby receives more blood flow than the other.

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Twins from Port Talbot, south Wales, were given a five percent survival rate. Chance fell in their favour after doctors carried out pioneering operation on their mother Rachel when she The teacher still doesn't know who is who .' The inseparable twins are a picture of health - and love nothing more

They were given just a one percent chance of survival after doctors detected they were suffering from twin -to- twin transfusion syndrome in the womb. The rare condition causes the uneven flow of blood between identical twins , who share a placenta, resulting in one baby receiving excess support

'Ten per cent chance to live and they did it. They fought through it,' Dana, 30, told hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.

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a group of people posing for the camera: Baby love: Joe and Dana Salmonese from Huntington, New York, appeared on the Today show on Wednesday with their four-month-old 'miracle' twins Vince and Paul © Provided by Daily Mail Baby love: Joe and Dana Salmonese from Huntington, New York, appeared on the Today show on Wednesday with their four-month-old 'miracle' twins Vince and Paul a person holding a baby: Dangerous: Twin-twin transfusion syndrome is a rare a condition in which twins share a single placenta and one baby receives more blood flow than other © Provided by Daily Mail Dangerous: Twin-twin transfusion syndrome is a rare a condition in which twins share a single placenta and one baby receives more blood flow than other

The mom was just 13 weeks into her pregnancy when doctors noticed an abnormality in her sonogram.

After being diagnosed twin-twin transfusion syndrome, she underwent a life-saving surgery at NYU Winthrop Hospital to treat the babies while they were in the womb.

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Identical twin boys were given a 10% chance of survival before undergoing surgery in the WOMB - and now they're thriving child models with 120K A mother who was told her identical twin sons only had a 10 per cent chance of survival reveals how she saved their lives by opting to undergo surgery

Miracle twins who were not expected to survive after being born at just 22 weeks returned back to At the time of their birth, doctors with the neonatal team said they had a 10 percent chance of The twin girls (together above) beat the odds when they were born 100 days early on February 24, 2001

The surgery took place in March, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. As a precaution, she was sent home and put on bed rest.

Dana recalled the terrifying moment her water broke at 20 weeks.

'I thought I was giving birth to two babies that were not going to be able to get help and would have to die in my arms,' she said. 'And I was scared. It was the scariest moment, I think, of my life.'

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Parents of miracle baby Chloe given 10 per cent chance of survival share their joy as she is Doctors gave Mrs Wilson steroids to try and help the twins ' lungs develop before rushing her to It’s Chloe who has been keeping everyone going. 'None of us have had time to grieve properly but Chloe

"It really is a story of hope and miracles ," said Mrs Powell. "They defied every set of odds that they were given ." Eight days after delivery, Ruben had a lifesaving operation when his intestines failed but Despite progress, the chances of survival are still low. Most babies born at 22 weeks will die.

However, it was deemed too risky for Dana to stay in the hospital because of the pandemic, and she was once again sent home to continue bed rest there.

To make things even more complicated, Joe, 30, works as a firefighter and came into contact with COVID-19 patients.

'I would come home. I would take everything off. I would shower,' he explained. 'At the firehouse, I would be doing these things, but as an extra precaution, I would do it at home anyway.

In addition to his job on the frontlines, he also had to watch that Dana didn't develop an infection and take care of their nearly two-year-old daughter, Gianna.

After two months on bed rest, Dana started having contractions at 28 weeks and returned to the hospital, where she stayed for nearly a month. She delivered the twins via C-section at 31 weeks on June 5.

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For this to happen is defying Mother Nature.' Identical twin horses are born as a result of a single egg division and hardly ever survive to full term. Right from the off, the odds were heavily stacked against them. Now these incredibly rare identical twin foals are being hailed as four-legged miracles .

'I kept saying, "It's mommy, it's mommy, I couldn't wait to meet you,"' she recalled.

The newborns were separated and rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and they didn't reunite outside of the womb until August 10.

Vince had been getting more nutrients from the placenta, and he was sent home first. Paul came home nearly a month later.

'They're the most amazing blessings from God,' Dana said.

And even though the boys spent their first weeks in the hospital apart, their parents said they already have a special twin bond.

'When we put them next to each other, they soothe each other,' Dana said. 'It's so cute. They definitely have a twin thing going on — and a little competition too.

'If someone is crying the other one starts crying for attention,' she explained. It's funny. They play off each other.'

Joe admitted Dana's rollercoaster pregnancy felt like a 'bad nightmare,' saying it's 'surreal' what they went through.

'We really didn't think they were going to make it. They really are miracles,' he said. It's amazing how far they came, and I can't thank Dr. [Martin] Chavez enough. He is my hero. What he did... he saved their lives.'

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