Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Update on the Twins!

I just got off of the phone with the specialist. Unfortunately he was called to an emergency while we were having the ultrasound, so we were unable to meet with him in person. However, he said right now that it is a mild form of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. He is going to monitor me closely to see if it progresses, stays the same or corrects itself. If it progresses to severe and I am less than 24 weeks along he said I am an excellent candidate for the laser surgery which helps seal off certain shared blood vessels so each baby has their own blood supply. I would have to go to Milwaukee, but it would be with the doctor who actually pioneered the surgery in 1988. If I make it past 24 weeks, they could do amnio reduction to drain the excess fluid off of the big baby in an effort to correct the condition until the babies are deliverable.

So it is going to be touch and go from here on out. I am now on modified bed rest and most likely will be put on complete bed rest in the coming weeks. We appreciate your prayers so much and we are continuing to pray and hope for a positive outcome for our little girls!

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