Born too soon: Can tiny fighters make it home?
DALLAS - Seventeen weeks premature, our twin sons were so small, so fragile. And already they'd been through so much.
Josh had had heart surgery, Jake a life-threatening bowel operation -- and that was just in their first week. They'd received blood transfusions, endured endless medical exams and procedures.
Both still had ventilation tubes down their throats, feeding tubes in their noses, IVs in their heads or arms and all sorts of monitors wired to their chests and feet.
Still, they'd cleared many hurdles since they were born -- weighing 1 pound, 2 ounces each -- the day before Mother's Day 2002. And now, five weeks and a day later, on Father's Day, we'd reached another milestone.