The Augusta conjoined twins receiving treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital of Georgia died Wednesday night due to multiple complex medical complications.
In a statement distributed by Georgia Regents University, the boys born to Brittany Crafton shared a heart and liver. They were delivered by C-section on Monday at the Georgia Regents Medical Center and remained in critical condition in the NICU for two days.
Doctors had voiced cautious optimism about the twins’s chances at survival. They had survival mostly depended on their heart, which they said had been functioning normally after delivery.
Dr. Paul Browne, section chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Georgia Regents, said previously that after deliver the twins’ heart had been functioning normally.
The 26-year-old Crafton set up a Gofundme, which had raised $5,490 as of this report.
“RIP sweet babies,” Della Fogg said with her donation shortly after the hospital’s announcement. “May God be with the family during this time! Prayers are being sent your way.”
Crafton’s were the first conjoined twins to be delivered at the Augusta medical center, according to the release.