This is one of those tales that will make you feel good inside and remind you that there are folks like Linda Trepanier, 58, who are angels in human form. When it came to caring for two of her patients, the twin infants born with the extremely uncommon genetic disorder known as Pfeiffer syndrome, this Minnesota nurse went above and beyond.
This strong woman is truly one-of-a-kind; in addition to having three biological children and three grandchildren on her own, she has fostered 16 other children throughout the years and adopted three children. She was confident that, given her expertise raising numerous children, she was the best person to assist the kind twins.
“A hereditary condition called Pfeiffer syndrome is characterised by the early fusing of several skull bones, which prevents the skull from developing correctly and alters the appearance of the head and face”.
This condition was identified as soon as babies Marshal and Matthew were born. Their breathing was also impacted by the disease.
The neonates were placed in Trepanier’s care after Child Protective Services determined that their parents were unfit to care for them. Trepanier was aware of the newborns’ need for constant supervision.
This fairy grandmother talks about the criticism she receives for her decision to foster Marshal and Matthew, including suggestions that she should give up caring for special needs children and retire to enjoy her life. In response to these comments, Trepanier states that she adores the boys so much that she would never even consider leaving them.
The boys were officially adopted by Trepanier when they were three and are now her kids. She describes how she was initially given the option of adopting one of them, but the mere thought of putting them apart killed her.
Every few hours, Trepanier takes the boys’ temperatures and keeps an eye on their breathing tubes. This may seem like a lot of work, and it is, but the woman claims that when she sees her boys smile, she forgets about all the difficulties. She also hopes that as time goes on, their health will become better and they will be able to live normal, independent lives.
Since the boys are susceptible to infections, everybody who comes into contact with the twins should make sure they are in excellent health.
They’ve had three head operations thus far.
Marshal and Matthew are cheerful children who spend their days laughing and enjoying a lot of fun, despite their health issues.