Mum bids to help others after twin baby tragedy

A MUM who lost one of her twin babies is holding a charity night in a bid to raise awareness of the disease which killed her son.

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Louise Chisholm, with Jack, wants to raise awareness of disease
Louise Chisholm, with Jack, wants to raise awareness of disease

Louise Chisholm, 29, told the Evening Times about her nightmare ordeal after finding out her sons had twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).

This is a disease of the placenta which meant she could lose them unless she had an emergency procedure.

Louise, from Cathkin, was sent to a hospital in Birmingham for the intrauterine laser surgery on the placenta ­because the operation isn't available in Scotland.

But a day after returning from England, she was taken to Glasgow's Princess Royal Hospital where she was told little Samuel had passed away, but she still had to carry him in her womb until Jack was born.

Convincing herself that doctors were wrong and that she still had two healthy babies was the only way she could cope with her horrific ordeal.

She carried her twins for ­another eight weeks until she went into labour on September 19, last year, but only Jack survived.

Now Louise hopes to raise awareness of the condition and also to help pay travel costs for parents who have to make the journey down south.

She said: "I just want to help the neo-natal unit at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow raise awareness, pay for equipment and training and help mothers pay for the trip to Birmingham for the surgery."

Her ladies only charity night will be held at Harleys Sky Bar in Rutherglen Main Street at 7.30pm on September 5.

Entertainment will include a buff butler, karaoke, food and free drink.

Louise is also involved in the fight for the truth behind the baby ashes scandal after her son's remains were thrown away by Daldowie Crematorium staff.


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