Comparing & Contrasting Two Brothers

Comparing and Contrasting Two Brothers
Luke and Caleb are biological brothers born to Amber and Harold. The fact that they have the same parents, were both born by cesarean section, and that they were both born at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is about the only trait that they share.
Luke was born on June 23 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Caleb was born on May 24 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Luke was born nine weeks early and had several health issues. Caleb was born three weeks early and was relatively normal.
Luke weighed two pounds seven ounces and was 15 inches long. Caleb weighed five pounds five ounces and was 18 inches long. Luke had trouble gaining weight during the first few weeks of his life. Caleb almost doubled his weight before he was a month old.
Luke had trouble breathing on his own when he was born and required supplemental oxygen. Caleb, on the other hand, did not have trouble breathing. Luke constantly scared his parents and other family members because he would “forget” to breath and turn blue. Caleb had a very healthy set of lungs and used them frequently to announce his displeasure with his caretakers.
Luke had to remain at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the first six weeks of his life while being monitored and receiving treatments for his various medical conditions. Caleb was allowed to come home from Vanderbilt University Medical Center just three short days after
his birth.
Luke came home from the hospital on a restricted diet and hooked up to a breathing monitor with supplemental oxygen. Caleb was released from the hospital with no restrictions of any kind. Luke’s monitoring equipment made it hard to snuggle with him. Caleb was not content unless he was being held in someone’s arms.
Luke required many trips back and forth to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to see his numerous specialists. Caleb only required regular monthly checkups with...