As she neared the date on which she would ultimately deliver — by emergency C-section — twins John David and Lucy Elizabeth, 2-weeks, Nancy Grace says she was unaware that her own life was in such mortal danger from pulmonary edema. An anchor at CNN, Nancy says she had to take a wheelchair back and forth to the studio, adding,
My legs were horribly swollen. I could not breathe. I didn’t realize my body was filling up with fluid and I was developing blood clots to the lungs.
The persistent condition lingered after the twins Nov. 4 birth, even resulting in Nancy’s re-hospitalization, and will leave the 48-year-old on anti-coagulant medication for some time. Still, the new first-time mom says she doesn’t mind.
I want to be here to raise John David and Lucy Elizabeth.
The twins — who are co-sleeping in the same bassinet — both have "golden blond hair and greenish blue eyes," Nancy says. John David will likely be released from the hospital before Lucy Elizabeth, although the possibility is good that both babies will remain in the NICU "for several weeks." It is a prospect that Nancy, who has been spending "pretty much all" her time at the hospital, says has left her feeling "totally torn up."
It’s just killing me leaving them there.
The babies are the first for Nancy and her husband, David Linch.