It’s been a rough month for former 16 and Pregnant star Lindsey Nicholson, who gave birth to premature twins in late October. Since the birth of her daughter Paisley and son Jackson, Lindsey and her husband T.J. have watched their babies, who were born at 29 weeks, struggle with serious health issues in the NICU.
Earlier this week, Lindsey gave fans an update on her twins, revealing that her daughter Paisley has some sort of liver disease (although they don’t know which one yet). She has been transferred to a hospital in Houston, meaning the twins are currently at different medical facilities.
On Instagram, Lindsey posted a photo of the plane that transported Paisley to Houston. In the photo’s caption, she described the pain she is in having to leave her son and older daughter, Aniyah, to be with Paislee.
“It was so hard saying goodbye to Jackson this morning,” she wrote. “Our hearts are aching. Trying to be in 3 places at once. At home with Aniyah, hospital in Lubbock with Jackson, & the hospital in Houston with Paisley. Is extremely overwhelming, but knowing that there is a cure for what she has and the thought of it could always be worse is what’s keeping us positive and going.”
A friend of Lindsey’s has started a GoFundMe page to help her family financially during this difficult time.
“The Nicholson’s medical bills will be outrageous,” the fundraising page reads. “Each day it costs $5,400 for the twins to be in the Nicu. That’s not including any treatment they need either. The time Lindsey is having to take off from work. Any little bit will help relieve some stress.”
To date, the page has raised $555 of its $15,000 goal.
In another post, Lindsey wrote about how hard it’s been to have two babies in the NICU.
“This isn’t how any of this is supposed to go. I just want my babies home together,” she wrote. “I shouldn’t have to chose which baby to be with in the NICU & or have to leave either in another city. Love them so much hurts.”
If you’d like to donate to the GoFundMe page set up for Lindsey’s family, click here!
Ugh. Man… my heart really goes out to her, such a tough thing to go thru and I couldn’t imagine doing it with twins ? prayers & hugs
My thoughts are with Lindsay and her family. She’s an amazing momma, and there is nothing harder than seeing your child in the NICU. A good friend of mines daughter was born a bit earlier than Lindsays twins, and she was in the NICU for a little over a month total, and still needed certain treatment when she came home. She’s a perfectly happy and healthy eight month old now! Lindsay definitely has the strength to make it through the coming weeks until she can bring her babies home, she’s a fighter, remember!
I disagree. There’s nothing harder than having your baby die. I’d give anything to have had my baby at least make it to the Nicu.
I can agree. I had a miscarriage when I was twenty. I was awful. But I was just trying to stay positive in this situation.
That’s amazing to be born less than 29 weeks and only be in the Nicu for a month.. Usually that’s like at least a 2-3 month stay
I’m a mom of premature twins who are grown now, and just fine. There is so much they can do now to help premature babies. While every case is different, 29 weeks is not that bad. Being a “NICU Mom” changes you forever, though. You learn fast how fragile life can be. You learn how much you love your kids. Sending prayers and good thoughts to these babies and their family.
I hope both twins will be okay, I can’t imagine how hard it will be for her if she loses one of them. Thoughts and prayers to Lindsay and her family!
My thoughts and prayers go out to Lindsay and their family. I hope those little ones make it through alright.
Paislee is Adam’s daughter with Taylor. Paisley is Lindsey’s daughter.
I can’t begin to imagine the struggle they are going through with the twins. Morgan J. Freeman should donate some money to Lindsey and her family. I’m hoping both babies end up healthy soon. Thought are with them.
You are so right. Instead of MTV dishing out cash to silly moms doing stupid things, donate $ for a good cause. This mom is struggling just to keep her babies alive. I hope many Teen Mom viewers who claim to be disgusted by the behavior of many of Teen Mom cast will consider donating to Lindsey’s family Go Fund Me. I do not have much to donate but every little bit counts and it feels great to help. Hoping for a great outcome for those babies .