Twins, who were born 28 weeks premature and weighed 1 kg and 1.25 kg respectively at the time of birth, have managed to fight all odds and survived. A month of special care, and now they are ready to go home. Doctors of Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital, Udaipur where the babies were born had claimed they had a tough time ensuring the best possible survival for them.
Apeksha Narendra Rajput, 35 years and a resident of Alwar was suffering from infertility issues of small uterus and hormonal problems including excessive hair growth around lips, chin and chest. She had conceived after more than 9 years of marriage having repeated abortions through IVF procedure from a nearby hospital. She was warned and forced to abort the babies as they may not survive. Visit to every other hospital and similar advice had let her expectations down. They visited Geetanjali Hospital as their last source of hope. Dr. Arun Gupta, Head of Department, Obstetrics & Gynecology GMCH, assured safe delivery.
Timely intervention and delivery of the babies were important as the mother had a high risk pregnancy. While she was put on strong antibiotics and nutritional supplements for a couple of months at GMCH before her condition finally stabilized. Fortunately she delivered by Lower Segment Caesarean Section (LSCS) procedure, in her 28th week of pregnancy of labor pains. Due to low weight and weakness, the babies were in unstable conditions. The babies were placed under the care of the expert Neonatologist, Dr. Mahendra Jain, in the state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The care of pre-term babies was critical, especially as young as 28 weeks and weighing only 1 kg and 1.25 kgs. The babies suffered from feed intolerance, lung (PDA), NEC and a host of other infections.
The 1 kg neonat suffered from breathing problems and was put on C-Pap machine with mother feed by spoon. The latter had an infection in intestines thereby leading to a disease called Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). These occurred as of premature delivery, which in turn resulted in poor development of organs and lesser growth. The babies were then put on a course of antibiotics. Inspite all troubles and hardships the babies survived due to compassionate care. Also, the availability of all the services under one roof which include Gynecologist, Neonatologist, Ophthalmologist, NICU, Radiology Services, Echo-Cardiography, dedicated staff etc. The babies have shown a remarkable recovery with increase in their weights and showing signs of normal growth and development of their body parts. The parents are really grateful and have appreciated the treatment and care offered to them for the saving the lives of their little ones.