Identical twin boys, Yadier and Yasiel, are thriving after they were delivered last month at the new Dell Children’s Specialized Delivery Unit. In December they had undergone complex laser surgery while in the womb – a first of its kind at Dell Children’s.
The twins were diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, a rare disorder that occurs when there’s an unequal sharing of blood between the babies. The twin’s mom, Jeanette, was referred to the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center at Dell Children’s in early December, after it was learned one of her twins wasn’t getting enough blood. If left untreated, there is a significant risk of both babies dying.
The new Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, led by Dr. Michael Bebbington and Dr. Kenneth Moise Jr., opened last May to be able to treat patients like Jeanette who are carrying medically complex babies in Austin rather than having to send them to Houston or Dallas for care.
The surgical team, led by Dr. Bebbington, completed the historic surgery on December 9th, and the twins were delivered successfully a few months later on March 12th. Yadier was 5 pounds and Yasiel was 2½ pounds. They are both growing stronger every day.
The Austin American-Statesman published an in-depth article about the family and the center, you can read here.
The family was also featured on KXAN News here.
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