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#1 of 4 Old 12-24-2006, 04:07 AM - Thread Starter
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Okay my twins are very "twin-y" (according to my best friend, who also has twins, hers are DZ, mine are MZ). They're very close, they always want to be together, they are always looking out for each other (and they are always willing to fight with each other too!) Anyway, one is having his tonsils/adenoids out in early January, and I'm more concerned about his brother. I've started explaining that mommy is going to take R to the doctor by himself that day, and he keeps insisting that he wants to go too, and have surgery too

Just wondering about others' experiences with one twin having a procedure or some medical issue and the other twin not having it...

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I don't have twins but I just wanted to give you a big I'm sure it's going to be difficult getting him to understand he can't have surgery too. Good luck.

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I am an identical twin, and I had my tonsils out when I was in fourth grade. I don't think my sis wanted to have the surgery, but I am pretty sure she was jealous about all the things I got afterward. I got ice cream, bedrest, presents from one of my mom's friends - one for each day of the week I recovered.

Is there a way you can give special attention to your twin not going in to surgery too? Also remind him that it's not all fun and games, his brother will be feeling under the weather. Maybe he says he wants surgery too because he's afraid of being separated?

Maybe my sister will hop in here because really she'd be the one better to know how it feels.

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I was wondering about this, but my twins are younger. One is needing surgery middle of next year. They are fairly close.....emotional little things. When one was hospitalized the other knew it.
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