Conjoined twins who were born just hours ago in Georgia are in critical condition following their birth.
Brittany Crafton (pictured below) is the proud mother of twin boys Chance and Chandler, but the conjoined twins are joined at the chest and share the same heart and liver. As a result, their lives are now hanging int he balance.
The babies are now in critical condition in an intensive care at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia while mom Brittany is reportedly in healthy condition.
As the August newspaper reports: “Conjoined twins Chandler Kaiden and Chance Aiden Crafton were born by cesarean section Monday at Georgia Regents Medical Center and are in critical condition in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, the health system reported. Their mother, Brittany, is recovering at the medical center and was in good condition.”
But doctors say a heart donor will need to be found if the babies are to be separated and survive. The boys also have a club foot and dislocated hips because of their condition. Dr Paul Browne, section chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at connected hospital Georgia Regents, says the fate of the infants depends on their heart.
Crafton says she is elated at the birth of her boys and vows to do everything possible to help them survive. She said she fell in love with them from the moment she saw the ultrasound (above) showing she had twins. She is trusting on God to provide.
“When I got to see it on the sonogram. I was like there’s two babies, it like they’re hugging. It was very surprising, shocking, nerve-wracking, all at once,” she said. “You know when you have a plan and the plan doesn’t go as you expect, but God has a plan for all of us and he has a plan for the boys so I just leave it in his hands.”
A GoFundMe Account has been launched with the hope of raising money to pay for the twins’ care. More than $4,000 had been raised by the time of their birth.
On the page, Brittany’s friends wrote: :We are praying for our “miracle babies” and their strong and beautiful mother. Brittany is the most caring and sweetest person that you will ever meet. She goes out of her way for others and is considered a true friend by all. She is always a blessing to others and we want to be a blessing to her.”