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Woman's sonogram shows dying twin embracing sister in womb

Twins are known to have a special bond, but this one tops them all.

A Kansas couple’s unborn child, with a hole in his heart and an abnormal brain, can be seen embracing his sister in the womb in a breathtaking sonogram taken on Tuesday.

“Most twins, when she’s trying to take pictures and stuff, they’re kicking each other and hitting each other and she said with our twins it seems like she was very protective over him,” mom Brittani McIntire told KWCH.

“We know we have a piece of them together that will last forever and it’s special to have,” father Ian told the station.

A Kansas woman's sonogram shows twins embracing each other. One of the twins is not expected to survive long after birth.KWCH

A Kansas woman’s sonogram shows twins embracing each other. One of the twins is not expected to survive long after birth.

The McIntires, already with two children, were thrilled when they found out Brittani was pregnant again. However, the news was tempered when the Hutchinson, Kan., couple found out one of the twins would likely not survive birth.

“He’s only weighing nine ounces and his sister is over two pounds, so big size difference,” Brittani told the station. “His only chance of survival would be heart surgery but they wouldn’t do heart surgery on him because of his brain.”

The recent doctor’s appointments have brought grim news, but Brittani and Ian were moved by unborn Mason and Madilyn’s affection for each other in the latest sonogram.

The McIntires have two children already.KWCH

The McIntires have two children already.

“I know I’m holding him, I’m carrying him but I just want to be there for him,” Brittani told KWCH. “And she’s the only one who can actually be there and holding onto him through it, so it’s comforting to know that if he does pass he won’t be alone.”

“We know we have a piece of them together that will last forever and it’s special to have,” Ian said.

Despite the long odds, the couple is still hoping for the best for both of their unborn children.

“We’re still going to trust in God that no matter what, he’s been a blessing and if he makes it then it’s a huge testimony to what God can do,” mom told the station. “And if he doesn’t then we have a special angel watching over us.”

dboroff@nydailynews.com

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