My wife's pregnancy was going great. We had frequent checkups and the boys were doing great. On June 16, 2009, my wife's water broke. We thought no big deal. We will just spend several months bedrest at the hospital. We were told to expect this. We called 911 and had her transferred to the local hospital. We were labeled low priority and were planning for the long haul. During an ultrasound with doppler, we noticed the technicians face and 1/2 hour later several doctors came to our beside and told us our boys are very sick and they needed to come out now. Our boys were born at 24-25 weeks 1.2 lbs and 1.6 lbs. Our larger boy was flat-lined and not expected to make it. After 8 minutes, the doctors got his heart going. He has begun a slow recovery. We've been through the ups and downs. His latest challenge is to get his lungs off the respirator. At 27 weeks, he is getting a steroid (Decatron?) to develop the lungs faster. We know there are possible side effects, but we totally trust the doctors and RNs. Unfortunately, on June 20, 2009 (3 days) our smaller son failed to urinate enough resulting in level 4 brain bleeding. He passed in his mothers arms. I read a few of the post and know that we are not alone. We wish the best to all the NICU Mom's and Dad's out there are their little angles.