Wednesday, November 28, 2007

One Doctor, 24 Hours, Four Sets of Twins

In 19 years of practice, Wisconsin obstetrician Dr. Ken Merkitch had never experienced anything like it. He wasn’t just seeing double, he was seeing octuple.

In one 24-hour period beginning last Friday and ending early Saturday, he delivered four sets of twins and nine babies overall at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.
“It started out very quiet,” Merkitch told TODAY co-host Matt Lauer on Wednesday.

For more of the story and to watch the video of their apperance on TODAY, click here.


beth ewing said...

wow he was busy! it sounds like 3 of them delivered naturally since the babies were so far apart. i love to hear that about twins.

Bridget said...

That was an exciting day!