Ian and Brittani McIntire of Kansas are expectant parents of twins; however, they recently learned the heartbreaking news that one of their babies has a hole in his heart and an abnormal brain.
“He’s only weighing nine ounces and his sister is over two pounds, so big size difference. His only chance of survival would be heart surgery but they wouldn’t do heart surgery on him because of his brain,” Brittani reportedly told KWCH.
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The male twin isn’t expected to survive through birth but based on a recent sonogram it appears his female counterpart is trying to comfort her suffering brother in utero, according to the Epoch Times.
While the McIntires are devastated that they most likely will not welcome both of their new babies home, they were given a touching moment between the twins to cherish for a lifetime. The sonogram image appears to capture the babies holding hands.
“Most twins, when she’s [the doctor] trying to take pictures and stuff, they’re kicking each other and hitting each other and she said with our twins it seems like she was very protective over him,” Brittani said.
“I know I’m holding him, I’m carrying him but I just want to be there for him. And she’s the only one who can actually be there and holding onto him through it, so it’s comforting to know that if he does pass he won’t be alone.”
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Twins are known to share a bond that no one else can understand, but it's amazing to see the power of love being displayed between these two siblings before they have even exited the womb.
Dying Twin Holding Sibling's Hand In Utero
Hutchinson, Kansas: Sonogram Shows Dying Twin Holding Sibling's Hand In Utero, Family SaysIan and Brittani McIntire said doctors told them one of twins Brittani is carrying has a hole in his heart and an abnormal brain. During a checkup, a sonogram appeared to show the twins holding hands.Source & Credits: Inside Edition @ http://ietv.co/219WdP7Posted by ResultCare on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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