Today has been a very long day. We were up at 3:15 am and got home about 5:15 pm. The news is better than I expected. Thank you all so much for your prayers they definitely made today much better than I expected.
The ultrasound showed that both boys are healthy. They show no abnormalities, and both have good umbilical cords. The only problems right now is the amniotic fluid level with Fric, and the fact that Fric's bladder isn't distended as it should be. Our boy isn't getting enough in him to pee like he should (it will be the only time this will ever happen to him).
For those of you who have researched TTTS, we are in between stages 1 & 2, but the fluid levels are actually a little better than expected. The twin with too much, is considered too much at 9. But Frac is only at 7.3. The twin with should be at 2, but Fric is at 2.5. The doctor at UW was consulting with the doctor at Eastside Maternal Fetal Medicine in Kirkland, WA. The center is 1 of 6 in the nation that perform the laser technique on twins with TTTS. We will be seeing them at 7:30 am tomorrow.
We will likely need to have surgery for the boys, but they may choose to monitor them for another week or so. It has happened that the problem stops on it's own, and no surgery is needed. Feel free to pray for that. The doctor at UW, wants the other doctor to make the call on when surgery is needed, as they are the professionals. This surgery is improving every year. Most recent data shows that after surgery, 70% of the time both twins survive. 90% of the time 1 twin survives. I like 70%, and I know our boys can do this.
I also refuse to even consider them being delivered at 24 weeks. No, our boys will stay inside until at least week 30. That's only 11 weeks, and they can do it! I have faith they can stay in even longer.
Continue to pray for us! We are taking overnight bags in case they want to do surgery right away. Our boys are healthy now, and I pray God will keep them that way. I will update again as soon as possible!
A big thank you to my parents, they drove us there and mom stayed with me in ultrasound while my dad took Dana to his eye appointment. And Dana's eyes are healing nicely!
Another big thank you to Dana's parents for watching the kids, and making sure Kaia got to and from her last day of school. We couldn't do this without family!