What patient doesn’t want the peace of mind in knowing that their doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are all working in unison to provide the best quality care?
Well, in Greenville, Texas, this is exactly what’s happening.
A local family is especially thankful for the hard work and dedication of the neonatal intensive care unit at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
Recently, a couple expecting twins were told that their babies not only shared the same blood, but also the same amniotic sac and placenta. This rare syndrome affects anywhere between 1 in 35,000 to 1 in 60,000 twin pregnancies and is known as Monamniotic-Monochorionic, or “MoMo” twins.
Parents, Melea and Marty Luke, were informed by Dr. Malissia Zapata about their twins’ condition which could cause birthing complications, including a high risk of cord entanglement, cord compression, or even twin transfusion syndrome. While they were initially hopeful because of a 90 percent chance that their twins would have a separating membrane, there was a cause of concern when the couple visited a specialist and were told otherwise.
Despite the concerns, the specialist explained to the family that the mother’s amniotic fluid looked good, and was in fact surprised that the twins had carried on as long as they had.
With the pregnancy coming along, Dr. Zapata suggested that the mother limit her physical activities. The less stress she placed on herself would ultimately mean less stress on the twins.
The Luke babies would be the first twin delivery for Dr. Zapata.
With delivery quickly approaching, the Luke family began to rely heavily on the work of the local medical professionals. Especially when Dr. Zapata asked Melea to stay in the hospital for up to six weeks before the delivery date. Mama Luke and her twins were to be monitored so as to help prevent any health complications that could arise.
Both Marty and Melea Luke were astounded at the level of care that was given to them by the medical professionals in Greenville. Dr. Zapata visited the mother as often as possible and helped her to track the days until the babies were to be born. Marty stated, “The Greenville NICU was just fabulous. I mean, I couldn’t have been more pleased with the guys up there, they did an amazing job.”
A few weeks into the stay, twin girls Aliyah and Kynley Luke were born via cesarean section, and remained in the hospital for a little over a month so that they could be monitored for proper growth.
While there were a few initial complications, such as on of the daughters being born with blood in her brain and the other being affected by a slight heart murmur, the children are now healthy and strong.
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While it had originally been discussed that the mother would have to deliver in Dallas, the father of the children was ecstatic that they were able to receive the outstanding health care services they did in Greenville.
Undoubtedly, the Greenville community is fortunate to hold such dedicated and passionate individuals working in local clinics and hospitals, while surely the health care professionals serving the community are grateful to be in such an environment that wholeheartedly welcomes them.
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