Bidney twins were born in It is July 31, 2008. 13 weeks earlier, Julia weighed 2 pounds, 1 ounce, and Thomas 1 pound, 8 ounces.
“I didn’t see Thomas (when he was born),” Laura said. “He needs a resurrection. His Apar score was zero – he could not breathe and could not do anything on his own.
Julia was a little better, but she also wanted her own team of doctors and nurses.
Although you may not be able to see them today, Jackson, Minnesota, and twins have struggled to survive.
There were complications at the beginning of Laura’s pregnancy. In the sixth week of her pregnancy, the couple went for an ultrasound.
“Immediately we knew there were two (babies),” Laura said. “We can also clearly tell them that Baby B’s (Thomas) amniotic sac was very small compared to Baby A. It was the first sign that problems could arise.
Laura’s health issues continue. She was very sick – like a morning sickness, but all day long – and lay in bed early in pregnancy. At 12 weeks, she began to bleed profusely due to subchorionic hemorrhage from her baby B. Despite the bleeding, the heart rate of both children remained strong.
Life quickly became a series of doctor appointments and follow-up for Laura. Then, at 25 weeks of gestation, her blood pressure rose. At 26 weeks her doctor decided that she should be in Sanford.
“A week later,’s ultrasound showed that there was not enough blood flow to the umbilical cord,” said Laura. “Then (the doctor) suggested they come – and come as a general agreement.”
Not only circulatory issues, but Laura had high blood pressure, which until she began to lose parts of her vision.
34 minutes after the decision was made, Laura gave birth to twins in an emergency room C. Julia arrives first.
Thomas and Julia Bidney at the BocaleHide NICU. Special for Globe
Critical care close to home
Julia and Thomas, once calmed down, are housed in giraffe omni beds, where doctors and nurses are able to provide essential care for babies without removing them from their beds. OmniBeds allows you to control the baby’s body temperature, control the basics, and allow parents to step in to touch their baby.
The ship in the heart of Thomas and Julia closes on its own when a baby is born. So, within 12 days, the twins underwent surgery on a giraffe OmniBed to close the vessel. Thomas was slow to recover from his surgery.
Julia, for her part, spent 12 weeks – 84 days – in the NICU, which has been positive for many days.
“It gave us two fears, but it worked out well,” Laura says. Finally, Julia was released, and she was allowed to go home under control.
A.D. In 2008, just five months after the twins were born, Bidnes decided not to give his children more oxygen.
“(Thomas) We need to be calm and let it be,” she said. “We know there are risk factors.”
A.D. In March 2009, Thomas G-Tub and Trachootomy were stable enough, he was implanted in seven and a half months, and was discharged from hospital in Bocaheid NICU on June 9, 313 days.
“When Thomas came home, we had 19 hours of home health care and up to 5 years of age,” said Laura. Fourteen months after Thomas returned home, the trash was removed and the trachea was completely repaired.
Bidnes Julia and Thomas have many fond memories of the care they received from their families while they were in the boulevard NICU.
“You understand how fortunate we are to have that kind of care – that level of care – so close to where we live,” Laura said.
Julia and Thomas Bidney Thomas released from hospital. Special for Globe
Sanford Health Fundraising for NICU
Sanford Health Foundation In 2020, a $ 2.2 million sweet dream fundraising campaign was launched to promote technology in the Bokheliheide infant care unit. Now, almost two years after the outbreak, the Foundation has resumed its campaign in hopes of reaching the Boekelheide NICU fundraiser by the end of this year.
An estimated 20% of all NICU patients in the Sanford Bockheroid department are from other state institutions – including infants born in southwestern Minnesota.
Erin Sanderson, executive director of the Sanford Health Foundation, said the Sweet Dreams Campaign had resumed in November to coincide with the pre-Massacre Awareness Month. More than $ 1.5 million was raised for the $ 2.2 million target, up from $ 700,000 a year earlier.
“The campaign will use 100% of our NICU life-saving equipment,” Sanderson said, noting that many of the equipment in the Bocaheid department is outdated. “We are trying to give our NICU a facelift and give the NICU the best results for local children.”
Sanford Health in Sioux Falls is the only Level 4 NICU in the region, which means it can carry very unborn babies – some weighing less than a pound at birth.
Sanderson said: “Our net is very wide. Outside of Siux Falls, we see many babies.
Visit https://bit.ly/3pm5xTp to contribute to the campaign.
Sanford Health ን Erin Sanderson was born at 23 weeks in 2019 and holds 11 ounces of Shelden, Iowa baby Braille Trace. Special for Globe