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Old 05-07-2007, 06:26 AM   #1
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May 7, 2007: Identical twins not identical



the Daily Mail has the full story of these guys, identical twins born at the same time. It turns out to be a case of twin to twin transfusion, where one twin sends blood to the other through a common placenta.

In this case the problem was detected at 15 weeks, so early that the second very-medical link doesn't even put it in the category of 'severe'. It's a complication that endangers both twins; the donor twin is usually anemic, and the recipient has excess red blood cells and jaundice. But the story says both have shown a will to live, even at their tiny age and size.
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:17 AM   #2
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The smaller one looks totally conscious and downright smart.

He's looking at the big guy and thinking...


...greedy bastard.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:05 AM   #3
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Guess which one is gonna grab the bigger tit.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:57 AM   #4
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My First Post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHAHAHHAAHHAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:58 PM   #5
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I can only hope the parents name them Julius & Vincent or (Arnold & Danny).
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:00 PM   #6
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Ok, ok, I read the article, the parents blew it. Shame!
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:02 PM   #7
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I read the first article -- did I miss something? What did they screw up?
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:07 PM   #8
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They named the kids Byron and Lincoln...they screwed up, IMHO
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:54 PM   #9
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The smaller one looks totally conscious and downright smart.
He's plotting revenge.

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Old 05-07-2007, 03:58 PM   #10
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They named the kids Byron and Lincoln...they screwed up, IMHO
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:49 PM   #11
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This is a toughie. Very few of the "donor twin" make it. They can diagnose this problem in utero and then the parents have the agonizing decision of which twin should be saved--many times if they try to save one, they both die. Is very sad. I hope that little guy makes it.


as an aside--i cannot imagine having to decide between two offspring OR endure that both may die. This is human sadness at it's apex.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:22 PM   #12
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as an aside--i cannot imagine having to decide between two offspring OR endure that both may die. This is human sadness at it's apex.
You won't want to rent this movie, then.
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:19 AM   #13
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Am I the only one that was saddened by this?
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:17 AM   #14
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Am I the only one that was saddened by this?
No It appears Brianna is sad too. Somebody slap my hand.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:55 PM   #15
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The smaller one looks totally conscious and downright smart.

He's looking at the big guy and thinking...


...greedy bastard.
Fantastic
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