Micro preemie's family needs your help! January 15, 2009 3:04 PM
My husband and I had a set of twins in May of 2007. They were born at 23 weeks gestation...that's 17 weeks early. The doctors told me that if they came just a day prior, they would not be able to try to resuscitate them...but to Gods grace, they both made it into this world...for two days I was the proud mommy of twin boys...both weighing just 1 lb. 7 oz....2 days later, our world came crashing down all around us. My husband and I watch as the doctors tried to work a miracle and keep my precious son, Nick from dying...he went home to be with the Lord on May 4, 2007. We will always have a hole in our hearts and feel an emptiness that no parent should ever feel. Our surviving twin, Kenny is doing as well as he can. He is our little miracle! He has very bad lung disease which require oxygen and meds, so every time he gets sick, he usually ends up in the hospital. He also has developmental delays, feeding issues and bilateral hearing loss.
On top of juggling all his doctor appts., PT/OT and his daily life routine of meds, we don't really get to do much as a family because Kenny cant be around too many people because of RSV season. So that is why most of the time, I am stuck in the house with the little ones, while Tony takes the kids to things. It is a life that I never dreamed of having...nor wish upon anyone.
Tony is such a great guy, he has taken time to do things with the kids, go shopping, stay at the hospital when Kenny needs to be hospitalized, etc...on top of trying to make his sign business succeed. The economy is kicking our butts though...so we need some prayers about that issue.
..now you kinda know background...here is what I am asking from you all...
My family is trying to get us on the show Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Our house is a little 1100 sq. ft. 3 bdrm home that is in need of repairs and more space. It's just not very healthy for Kenny who needs space and special needs...not to mention how crammed we all are. The house is old and drafty, the walls are not insulated, the kids share bedrooms...2 bunk bed in one room a bed and a playpen in another and a crib and kid in our room/bed. So as we are on top of each other, we continually pass colds back and forth. I want the best for my kids, I really do..Some people are questioning why we had so many children...most of them were not planned, but very welcomed.
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Please read our family's blog, the whole twin story is on there, and please sign the petition... If you have any other ideas on how to get on EMHE...like if any of you could make a small video clip to add to the video that we are going to be sending with the application, or anything...We would be very grateful to you all. Please pass this on to others so we get even more help. Thank you very much for your help!
Our blog is: http://mtomecko.blogspot.com/
And if you signed the petition, thank you so very much...from all of us!