Lindsey Nicholson has another update for us!
Even though the Teen Mom fanbase tends to mostly follow the nine girls who were selected to be part of the official casts, they all have the same origin: MTV’s 16 and Pregnant. Of course, all of the dozens of girls on the original show couldn’t make it to the spinoffs, but that doesn’t mean their lives stopped. Many of them have gone on to have just as much drama in their lives as the Teen Mom cast members, camera free!
One star in particular has been the attention of the fanbase recently for some heartbreaking reasons. This former 16 and Pregnant star recently became pregnant with twins! Although this was exciting news, her pregnancy soon became very difficult.
After multiple hospitalizations, Lindsey has given us an update about her twins.
Lindsey Harrison’s first pregnancy was documented on 16 and Pregnant, but a lot has changed since then. Lindsey Harrison became Lindsey Nicholson when she married her boyfriend TJ, who later adopted her daughter Aniyah. Then, Lindsey brought some exciting news to her fans! “When the ultrasound tech said she would be right back, mine and TJ’s hearts dropped. I told him ‘something’s wrong.’ She came back in and said, ‘Y’all are having twins!’” the former TV star said on Instagram.
Pregnancy can be an extremely exciting time in anyone’s life, but they can also be very risky. Pregnancies with twins are somewhat riskier, and Lindsey unfortunately experienced that firsthand. Only 26 weeks into her pregnancy, Lindsey updated her Instagram again — this time, from a hospital bed!
Turn for the Worse
Lindsey shared this snap of her arm with an IV inserted into it. She wrote, “ As of this morning I’m now 4cm dilated & 95% effaced with Jackson’s water bag hanging out of my cervix. Ive been admitted into the hospital for the remainder of my pregnancy. Praying this constant bedrest will help keep these two twinnies in for a few more weeks.”
Despite the risk for mother and children, Lindsey announced that she gave birth to her twins on Oct. 25, and named them Jackson and Paisley. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that all of the health struggles were behind her.
Soon, Lindsey updated that Paisley had contracted a staph infection and would be tested for meningitis. “She’s also getting a blood transfusion. Please, please, please say a prayer for her,” Lindsey wrote.
Poor Lindsey had more difficulty ahead of her. She soon updated that Paisley’s blood cultures tested positive for three days in a row, meaning that her staph infection was persisting. “They are giving her stronger doses [of antibiotics] and different kinds in hopes they can kill the infection within the next day or two,” Lindsey wrote.
“Can’t wait to have them home!”
After multiple positive tests for infection, Lindsey also revealed that the doctor had to put Paisley on antibiotics that hadn’t been used for an infant before.
Luckily, all of Lindsey’s hard work and dedication to her twins paid off: Paisley got her first negative blood culture on Nov. 15! Lindsey seems optimistic, but there are still some difficulties ahead.
“They also found possible signs of pneumonia in her lungs. They will be keeping a very close eye on it. Needless to say… Little Paisley is one hell of a fighter. She definitely made her statement in the medical world,” she wrote.
It seems that Lindsey is remaining optimistic despite these hardships. “[Paisley is] feeling much better and smiling a lot now. As for Jackson, he’s doing awesome & was able to get the antibiotics today! … Can’t wait to have them home.”
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