Despite the tragic news that one of their twins would most likely not survive birth, a couple has found comfort knowing that their babies are there for each other, even while in utero.
An incredible sonogram image shows the two fraternal twins holding hands. As if to let her twin brother know she’s there for him, we see her clutching his hand is they rest peacefully in their mother’s womb.
Due to a hold in his heart and an abnormal brain, chances for survival are slim. But Ian and Brittani McIntire of Hutchinson, Kansas take comfort in knowing that the twins will be there for one another.
If, by some miracle, he does make it through this ordeal, doctors plan to perform a Cesarean section.
They’ve named the twins Madilyn and Mason.
“His only chance of survival would be heart surgery but they wouldn’t do heart surgery on him because of his brain,” Brittani told CBS news.
The McIntire’s also have two daughters
“We know we have a piece of them together that will last forever and it’s special to have,” added Brittani. “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.”
See the heartwarming news report here.
LOOK: Unborn baby sends a message to his parents while in utero
If you have any insights, questions or comments regarding the topic, please share them in our Comment box below. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Google+ to stay up-to-date on the latest from theAsianparent.com Philippines!