“The fact that you went to Houston, had the laser surgery, had the anmiopatch, and are sitting here with a viable pregnancy is a miracle.”
Those words from our specialist today were the best we’ve heard this whole pregnancy. I’m home on my couch now writing this post, and for the first time ever I’m struggling for the words. My emotions have been so strained for so long. I think I also thought we would get more definitive answers today than we walked away with.
When the tech first began the ultrasound, Nate and I were both nervous that she wouldn’t find two heart beats, but she did. Then we were nervous that she wouldn’t find fluid, but she did. And then we were nervous that she wouldn’t see both bladders, but she did.
Our specialist then came in and let us know that the findings were really good. Then he ushered us to a private counseling room for further discussion. He asked us about our time in Houston and what we felt it was like. Then he confirmed that we had witnessed a true miracle and that he had not expected a good scan today. “The only thing we can do now is pray.” The medical work has been done. God used skilled men and women to preform surgery and other medical procedures. Now we wait and God does the rest.
He said what we had seen today was better than expected, but that we are far from out of the woods. He explained that even without all we’ve been through that this would be a very complicated pregnancy (being identical twins sharing a placenta). The term he repeated was, “cautiously optimistic.” We will take it week by week.
I’m still on modified bed rest which will continue to be a practical strain on our family and an emotional one on me. Thank God we have family and friends working hard to care for us. Until I reach 26 weeks, this will be our new normal. Once we reach viability we will be able to reevaluate and see what’s best for the next phase.
I will continue to regularly blog while on bed rest, but official TTTS updates should come about every two weeks or so. Feel free to subscribe if you’d like these emailed to you directly.
- That I did not get the flu this week! Not even one person around us did even though it’s flu season and Houston had a huge outbreak.
- That it appears that the amniopatch IS working!
- That we still have two live, healthy babies.
- That we are able to have family and friends to help during this time.
- That the TTTS surgery appears successful.
- Continued health for everyone, but especially the babies.
- That we would be able to work everything out to have family here to help for the full bed rest time.
- That I would have a content heart during this new season of waiting and bed rest.
Thank you to our friends and family for all of the prayers, love, and support. I hope this story builds hope and faith in the hearts of all who prayed for us. It truly is incredible to watch a miracle unfold before your very eyes. We still don’t know the end of this story, but we do know God has carried us through TTTS so far and will continue to do so.