Born as triplets at only 25 weeks, Adam, Will and Lindy S. weighed a mere 1 pound and a few ounces each. Their parents knew their children faced a difficult road ahead of them.
Sadly, Adam died after only 12 hours. Will and Lindy, who were known as micro premies, spent the first few months of life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Brenner before going home for the first time. Will was cared for at Brenner for 100 days and Lindy for 143.
“They call the NICU journey a roller-coaster ride, and it truly was,” says Jamie Southern, their mother. “You’re high and you think you’re going home, and then something happens. Even so, the nurses were there to pick you up, to hold your hand.”
Both Will and Lindy have been through several surgeries since birth and are still seen by familiar faces at Brenner. “These doctors have known my babies since they were 1-pound babies,” says Jamie, a Winston-Salem resident. “It was meant to be that we were near this amazing hospital with all of the doctors that we needed.”
At age 3½, Will and Lindy are doing very well considering their rocky start to life. As Jamie says, “They’re my miracle children.”