Twins Born at 22 Weeks Discharged from Hospital After Over 130 Days
Fraternal twins Avery and Emersyn Davis, who were born three days apart, got to go home this week after spending over four months in the NICU. Over four months after their ᴀʀʀɪᴠᴀʟ, twins Avery and Emersyn Davis are finally home!.
The fraternal twins, who were born three days apart at 22 weeks, were discharged from Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida on Monday after an over 130-day stay, the hospital announced .”They’re 4.5 months, but technically they’re newborns,” mom Taylor Davis told Good Morning America. “They were born at 22 weeks, so their due date was March 1. Shortly before welcoming her twins in October, doctors advised Davis to go on ʙᴇᴅ ʀᴇsᴛ at the hospital for the remainder of her pregnancy, according to GMA. They told her that as her ᴄᴇʀᴠɪx was shorter than normal, there was a higher risk that her babies would be born ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ.
Just two days later she was rushed to the hospital. “I was completely dilated, completely effaced, and my daughter Avery was in my birth canal,” she told the outlet. In order to give her daughters a better chance of survival, Davis told GMA she spent the next six days doing everything upside down. “Had I not sᴛᴀʏᴇᴅ ᴜᴘsɪᴅᴇ ᴅᴏᴡɴ for those six days, they wouldn’t have made it,” she said.Although doctors were unsure if Avery “would make it,” she arrived on Oct. 29 and was immediately taken to the NICU, according to the hospital.
Three days later, Davis — who told GMA she did everything possible to “keep Emersyn in” for as long as possible — welcomed her via ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ.
“Before I went in for a C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, I said goodbye to my three children because I was not sure if I would make it,” Taylor, now a mom of five, said
Fortunately, just like her twin, Emersyn sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇᴅ. Although the journey hasn’t been easy, Davis says that the experience has brought her and her girls closer.
“I get to look at my daughters every day, and we just have such a special bond,It’s different because we really Fᴏᴜɢʜᴛ together.”she said