Brittani and Ian McIntire were stunned to learn that they were expecting twins, Mason and Madilyn. After several doctor’s appointments, the couple learned that one baby wasn’t developing as well as the other.
Mason, who currently weighs in at 9 ounces, has a hole in his heart and an abnormal brain. Madilyn is just over 2 pounds. Mason’s best chance at survival would be to operate on his heart, but doctors don’t want to take that risk because of his brain, Fox 8 reported.
During a recent ultrasound, however, the doctors captured tiny unborn baby Mason’s hand gripping his sister’s much larger hand.
His mom says she is of course holding both these babies, but in a more concrete way, that if Mason passes away, at least he won’t be alone. Life is hard and beautiful, all in one.by