Louisville mother pregnant with conjoined twins: ‘I know they’re fighters’ – WLKY Louisville

TRIMESTER PREGNANT WITH TWINS THAT MOST DOCRSTO HAVE SAID WONT SURVIVE CHARLA COOK DOES WHAT EVERY MOM WOULDHE S CLINGS TO HOPE? I HONESTLY PRAY FOR GOD JUSTOT PERFORM SOME SORT OF MIRACLES THE PROBABILITY HER DAUGHTERS WOULD SURVIVE WAS SO LOW. ESHAS W GIVEN THE CHANCE TO END HER PREGNANCY, BUT REFUSED ALREADY A MOM TO THREE COOKING HER HUSBAND HAD WANTED PLANNED AND PRAYED FOR ANOTHER PREGNANCY. WE WERE VERY EXCITED TO WELCOME OUR FOURTH AND FINAL BABY, BUT THEN TO HEAR THIS NEWS IT WAS DEVASTATING BUT IT WASNT EVEN UNTIL HALFWAY THROUGH THE PREGNANCY THAT THE COOK FAMILY REALIZED. THEY WERE EXPECTING TWINS AT A ROUTINE DOCTORS APPOINTMENT AT 21 WEEKS. CHARLA WAS THE ONE TO NOTICE WHAT APPEARED TO BE TWO HEADS ON THE ULTRASOUND THE TECH CONFIRMED IT AND THEN LEFT TO GE AT DOCTOR. ESH CAME BACK IN AND CONTINUED TO SCAN A LITTLE BIT. AND TNHE SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE THINKS THAT THEY WERE CONNECTED THE TWINS AS IT TURNED OUT SHARE ALL AND SEVERAL ORGANS MAKING IT NEAYRL IMPOSSIBLE TO SEPARATE THEM. MOST DOCTORS SAID IT COULDNT BE DONEUT B ONE TEAM IN FLORIDA IS WILLING TO TRY THATS THE ONLY HOLLING TO TRY THATS THE ONLY SPITAL THAT HAS TOLD US THAT SO AFTER WE THAT NEWSE W HAD HOPE FOR SOMETHING AFTER HEARING SO MANY NEGATIVE THINGS FROM SO MANY PLACES AND PROFESSIONALS AND TTHA HOPE THE WHISPER OF A YES AFTER WEEKS OF NOSE. STJU ITS JUST BEEN OVERWHELMING IS ALL A MOT

Louisville mother pregnant with conjoined twins: 'I know they're fighters'

Charla Cook and her husband are holding out hope their twin daughters survive birth and will be strong enough to have a surgery to separate them.

Updated: 4:42 PM EDT Aug 25, 2021

In her third trimester, pregnant with twins that most doctors have said won't survive, Charla Cook does what every mother would: She clings to hope."I honestly pray for God just to perform some type of miracle," Cook told WLKY.The probability her daughters would survive was so low, she was given the chance to end her pregnancy, but refused. Already a mom to three, Cook said she and hre husband had wanted, planned and prayed for another pregnancy."We were very excited to welcome our fourth and final baby. But then to hear this news, it was devastating," Cook admitted.But it wasn't until halfway through the pregnancy that she and her husband realized they were expecting twins. At a routine doctors appointment at 21 weeks along, Cook noticed what appeared to be two heads on the ultrasound. The tech confirmed it and then left the room, returning with a doctor. "She came back in and she continued to scan a little bit and then she told me she thought they were connected," she remembered.The twins, as it turned out, share a heart wall, but each have their own hearts. However, there are several shared organs including a liver, which makes it nearly impossible to separate them. Most doctors said it could not be done, but one team in Florida is willing to try."That's the only hospital that has told us that. So after we heard that news, we had hope for something after hearing so many negative things from so many places and professionals," Cook said.The journey so far, she said, has been overwhelming, but she remains hopeful for a miracle."The girls have survived so far, so I know they're fighters," Cook said.A fundraising page has been set up to help the family with travel and medical expenses.

In her third trimester, pregnant with twins that most doctors have said won't survive, Charla Cook does what every mother would: She clings to hope.

"I honestly pray for God just to perform some type of miracle," Cook told WLKY.

The probability her daughters would survive was so low, she was given the chance to end her pregnancy, but refused. Already a mom to three, Cook said she and hre husband had wanted, planned and prayed for another pregnancy.

"We were very excited to welcome our fourth and final baby. But then to hear this news, it was devastating," Cook admitted.

But it wasn't until halfway through the pregnancy that she and her husband realized they were expecting twins. At a routine doctors appointment at 21 weeks along, Cook noticed what appeared to be two heads on the ultrasound. The tech confirmed it and then left the room, returning with a doctor.

"She came back in and she continued to scan a little bit and then she told me she thought they were connected," she remembered.

The twins, as it turned out, share a heart wall, but each have their own hearts. However, there are several shared organs including a liver, which makes it nearly impossible to separate them. Most doctors said it could not be done, but one team in Florida is willing to try.

"That's the only hospital that has told us that. So after we heard that news, we had hope for something after hearing so many negative things from so many places and professionals," Cook said.

The journey so far, she said, has been overwhelming, but she remains hopeful for a miracle.

"The girls have survived so far, so I know they're fighters," Cook said.

A fundraising page has been set up to help the family with travel and medical expenses.

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