Quick update since we don’t know much more since last night.
This morning we were scanned again. BOTH babies are STILL ALIVE and look good considering the circumstances. Baby B (who was our donor twin) now has a visible bladder, but also developed slight heart trouble. Baby A (our recipient and the one who’s water broke) is still doing well and her heart has improved.
Our doctor confirmed that the surgery looks like it was completely successful and TTTS has been stopped. Our twins had 4 serious connections that they fixed. Then they finished the procedure by doing a technique that covers the entire placenta and they found one more connection! PRAISE GOD that it was found!!
Right now we have slim chances of having two live babies. We do have the chance of seeing a live baby B, but she would probably come extremely early (24 weeks) and have severe problems and time in the NICU.
Our doctor has offered, and we have accepted, an experimental procedure. This has only been preformed on a handful of TTTS patients (like a few dozen) who had my same complications (1.7% of the women who have the laser ablation surgery). This procedure offers a 63% success rate. Should it be successful, our babies would BOTH have a very good chance to live. We said yes to this experiment because it is very low risk for very high benefits (should it work).
It will take about one week to know if they surgery was a success.
- That they found the last tiny, hidden blood vessel connection in the corner of my placenta.
- That there IS an experimental treatment that they can try.
- That I wouldn’t go into labor tonight and lose both.
- That our procedure (9:00 A.M. 01.11.18) would be completely successful and God would guide the surgeons hands.
- That twin A’s sac heals completely.
- That God gives grace and strength to Nate, myself, and the family/friends around us.
- That God preforms a miracle.