Thursday, June 11, 2009

Update on our boys

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!

15 comments:

Danielle said...

Thanks for the update. I was thinking about you throughout the day. Glad you aren't going to have them delivered at 24 weeks. Holland and Eden from the micro preemie twins board were born at 24 weeks, and it's way too soon. I think your boys are determined little spirits.

jnbjarrard said...

Tysa,
I def will be praying the issues with the twins correct themselves! God has such an important purpose for them since they have defied all odds! You and your boys are in my prayers!
brandy

jennifer said...

I am thrilled that the boys are healthy. Praise God! Continuing to pray for all of you. Rest well tonight - I know you have to be worn slap out.

Danielle said...

I really meant the micropreemie twins *blog* sorry.

Cy Alexander said...

Wow, what a journey. Admire your faith and your courage. God's kids...
Love!
Jenn Alexander

Julie said...

praying

Lady Farmer said...

I certainly will continue to pray for you and babies and all your dear family for the next 11 weeks!
Blessings as always!

Gardengirl1952 said...

Put you all on the prayer chain at our Church this morning after reading the blog from Wed. will call them with an update later this morning. Drive careful and if you need anything I can help with call me right away. Paul and I love you all very much so let us do what we can for you. 1:25 A.M. now so off to bed. Love, Aunt Linda OOO & XXX

Ronnica said...

Praying for you again. What a blessing to have family willing to help and close enough to do so!

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

You and the twins are in our prayers!

Kelli said...

Thank you for the update! I will continue to pray for your twins, your family and that the Lord would guide the doctors as they determine the best treatment!
(((hugs)))
~Kelli

LauraBeth said...

Thanks for the update, and I'll keep praying for you and the boys that the surgery will not be necessary, but if it is, that God will guide the hands of the surgeon. I am so impressed with your positive attitude and "gumption" - I bet your boys have it too! Blessings to all . . .

Susan said...

What a blessing your boys are already to you...it is such an amazing thing how God gives us great love for our little ones, even before they arrive in our arms. I came here by way of the comments you left on Meredith's blog. I will be praying for you, too, and that's the truth! I had a preemie with my last baby, and even though she was "only" six and a half weeks early, the experience changed me forever. I know what you are going through! You and your entire family are in my prayers, and your precious little boys,too.
Susan

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Thanks for the update. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Preppy 101 said...

Will definitely pray for you and your family. xoxo