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Sonogram shows dying twin holding his unborn sister's hand

Ian and Brittani McIntire’s unborn baby son has a hole in his heart and problems with the development of his brain.

hand Source: Youtube

AN AMERICAN COUPLE has been shocked to discover their unborn baby son holding his twin sister’s hand in the womb.

Baby Mason McIntire has a hole in his heart and an “abnormal brain” according to his parents Ian and Brittani, KWCH Kansas reports.

His chances of survival are slim. At present little Mason weighs just nine ounces, compared to his twin sister Madilyn who weighs over two pounds.

This week, at a follow-up appointment, something quite special was revealed to the Hutchinson, Kansas, couple in a sonogram of Brittani’s womb.

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hand with red Mason's hand wrapped around the finger of his little sister Source: Youtube

“We didn’t really see much, she said there’s his hand and there’s her hand and it looks like they’re holding hands,” Brittani said.

The blurry photograph shows Mason clearly wrapping his hand around the little finger of his twin sister.

Doctors assured Brittani and Ian that this was no common occurrence.

brittani Brittani McIntire Source: Youtube

“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,” Brittani says.

Although baby Mason may never know his family – Brittani explains that his only chance involves heart surgery, something surgeons are reluctant to do because of the problems with his brain – his father says the amazing image is something he and his wife can take solace from.

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

Should Mason survive the pregnancy both babies will be delivered by caesarean section, allowing his family to spend the most amount of time possible with him .

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