As parents, we would upend the entire Earth in order to save our children. Without question, there would be no obstacle we wouldn’t fight to ensure the safety, health and well-being of our little ones. But how far would you go?
Earlier this month, TIME released a story by Melissa Locker on one couple’s decision to protect their twin babies by keeping them quarantined at home for an entire year. Twin preemies Reed and Anna were born at only 26 weeks with an 85 percent chance of survival. After spending months in the neonatal ICU, their parents were encouraged to take them home. Parents Kyle and Laura did so, but with caution…extreme caution.
The couple rarely took their kids out of the house and only allowed very immediate family (and a photographer to document their experience) into their home. The family took only the occasional walk outside, and spent the remaining hours of the day indoors — all to make certain that their tiny twins’ immune system remained as pristine as possible.
We’re interested: would you have done the same? Were your twins preemies? And if so, what precautions were taken to make sure their immune systems were strong and lively?
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Category: TwinLife Parent