The Woolleys: Double Trouble


On July 11, mom Kahlyn went to the doctor for her 28-week growth scan of her twin boys. Logan had always measured smaller than Emmett. But at this particular appointment, Logan was nearly half his brother’s size. It was a dangerous situation for everyone.

“I was very, very scared,” remembered Kahlyn. “I kept asking myself, ‘Where do we go from here?’”

Her doctor sent her to a specialist at Northwest Medical Center, an hour and a half from home in Fort Huachuca. She underwent an emergency C-section later that day with her husband, Jeremy, at her side. The twins were swiftly rushed to the newborn intensive care unit where they were hooked up to more beeping machines than any parent would care to imagine.

“Thankfully our older kids, Asher and Ari, were visiting their grandparents in Kansas City at the time. That was a godsend, really.” Kahlyn and Jeremy spent the first few days at the hospital while Kahlyn recovered from the surgery. Then a social worker suggested they check in to the Ronald McDonald House.

The House had everything Kahlyn needed to care for her entire family. A place to do laundry, a place to gather together and a place for her kids to play when they returned from their grandparents. She even met a community of parents who understood what her family was going through – something that proved vital when her husband had to return to work on the base.

“You don’t feel alone because there’s always somebody to talk to,” said Kahlyn. “We met a family that has twins at TMC that were born at 27 weeks. It was really nice to sit down with them and have dinner with people who knew the boat that I was in.”

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