I wanted to share a quick update for those of you who have asked about the outcome of the 1-week post-surgery appointment yesterday.
In the very early morning hours yesterday, we had a major scare - and I am not saying that lightly. More on that when I get caught up to that part in the story; I am still about a week behind in recounting the exact events. You can imagine my anticipation of the appointment yesterday afternoon!
The appointment actually went very well, and allayed all my fears. As far as the babies are doing, the little donor baby has grown some, and has built up more fluid, to where his fluid level is now almost in the very bottom of the normal range, while the recipient baby's fluid has also come down into the normal range (1.8 and 5.some cm, normal range is 2 - 8 cm). We saw lots of good movement on Baby A (donor), and whereas he had been wedged into my lower left side, he was now in a much better position, head down along my left side. Both babies had good heart beats, and the brain issue they were concerned about a week ago has completely normalized, and the measurements are now virtually identical on both babies. We really could not have hoped for a better outcome just one week after procedure.
I am hoping to continue recounting the whole story later today or tomorrow.
Many, many thanks for your continued prayers. This has been a roller coaster ride unlike anything I ever expected.