Lindsey Nicholson & T.J. Nicholson, mother and father of these two adorable twins named Jackson & Paisley Nicholson have been fighting a long hard battle of medical issues. Lindsey was first dilated at 5cm at just 26 weeks and fought to keep those babies healthy and safe until it was a safe time to be born. The challenge was a hard one but by putting their trust in all their prayers she made it to 29 weeks and 4 days, when these two cuties were born. Jackson- 3lbs 5oz & Paisley 2lbs 15oz. On November 4th Lindsey got a call to come to the NICU as Paisley had Staph infection. They had to do spinal block to see if it moved into her spine and caused meningitis. She also needed a blood transfusion at the time. The results came back and Paisley did have staphylococcal bacterial meningitis. They were giving her the strongest antibiotics possible and doing a head ultrasound. Paisley's blood cultures were continuing to stay positive and the antibiotics were not working. Thankfully the meningitis didn't go to her brain or heart. Jackson on the other hand was then diagnosed with E. Coli & Staph infection that has turned into meningitis as well. They did a head and heart ultra sound on him to see if its gone to either places as well, thankfully it did not. On November 8 they finally received their first bit of good news about the twins. Jackson had received his first negative blood culture. Meaning, antibiotics were working and finally started killing the infections. Jackson continued to have negative blood cultures but unfortunately Paisley continued to have positive blood cultures. Only 1% of all patients who gets bacterial meningitis continues to have positive blood cultures after day 6 well Paisley was on day 9 which was so rare the hospital the babies are at are writing a story on her to warn other doctors around the world. Finally on November 15th Paisley got her negative blood culture!! They ended up having to use an antibiotic thats most likely never been used on a baby before to kill the staph infection. Doctors also decided to run a CT scan, X-ray, & multiple ultra sounds because they were concerned about her liver function as blood work showed some worrisome numbers. They found a blood clot in her main portal which is why they think her infection lingered for so long. On November 16th poor Paisley stopped breathing twice. On November 19th Jackson moved to room air! Both seemed to start progress better and better each day. On their 1 month Jackson now weighed 4.10lbs and Paisley 4lbs. On November 29th Jackson FINALLY got to move to a bassinet and get out of the incubator! The last thing Jackson needs to do in order to go home is taking his full feeds from breast/bottle without using his feeding tube. As of now he's only taking about 35% of feeds without his feeding tube. On December 1st Paisley FINALLY got to move to a bassinet and out of her incubator. However, they got Paisley's liver biopsy and Doppler results back and the findings were not very good. All Paisleys care providers are meeting to go over everything together and to figure out her treatment plan! Today, December 4th, Lindsey got to hold her twins together for the first time! This was the babies first interaction they had with eachother since they were in the womb. Lindsey was told Paisley may have a congenital fitula in her liver and possibly biliary atresia. They will know soon if she does for sure. If so Paisley will be transported to Houston. Everyone is praying Jackson was able to give his sister some strength and love that only your twin can give you. Lindsey and T.J. have an older daughter named Aniyah. Although it seems Lindsey and T.J. have been so strong through all of this they both just want their babies to come home and be with the family.
The Nicholson’s medical bills will be outrageous. Each day it costs $5400 for the twins to be in the Nicu. That’s not including any treatment they need either. The time Lindsey is having to take off from work. Any little bit will help relieve some stress. Please help however you can and share this with your friends and family. T.J., Lindsey, Aniyah, Jackson & Paisley are so grateful for all the love, support, and prayers. #PrayForNicholsonTwins