After bringing her newborn twins home from hospital, Casey Hurst laid them down to sleep. When she heard a disturbing noise emanating from their room, though, Casey investigated and found that her babies’ breathing had become labored. And after she subsequently took them to the doctors, it was revealed that her boys were not as healthy as medical staff had previously believed.
Bryce and Baen Hurst had arrived into the world via cesarean section on March 3, 2011. Mom Casey knew to expect twins when the sonographer detected two separate heartbeats at the nine-week scan; after that measure, though, she would have no rigorous fetal testing.
“I didn’t want to know if there were problems before they came out,” Casey told The Chronicle in December 2011. “There were no problems [with the pregnancy] and all signs pointed to healthy babies.” In fact, the twins didn’t even spend time in the neonatal ICU at the EMH Medical Center in Elyria, Ohio.