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Old Aug 12th, 2013, 22:05 PM   2251
rosabelle
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Hi ladies, sorry its been a hectic few weeks..
We eneded up going to sydney not last monday but the one before, with the intentions of being monitored there (scan monday and thursday)
i flew up and was just going to stay with a friend and hubby would fly up if need be.
So on the monday the fluid levels had got worse and they also discovered the babies had TAPS which has to do with the concentration of blood, so one was anemic and the other was the opposite.
The dr said he would recommend the laser op, so called hubby (who was hesitant to go ahead with teh laser) and he came up on tuesday.. had a scan on tuesday and things werent great, so booked in for thursday to have the laser.
Had a scan on wed morning and over night we had gone from a stage 1 to a stage 3 TTTS and the larger twins heart was failing... little twin had 0.9cm of fluid (no bladder visible on scan) and larger one had 15cm of fluid..
The dr wasnt happy waiting over night to do the laser so got us in on wed afternoon.
I was so anxious about it all and how quickly it had progressed.
While in theatre they do a scan before starting the op and the dr said that the smaller baby was in front of the placenta and because of the lack of fluid she doesnt move like a normal baby so he said that if he couldnt get to the placenta that the only option was to terminate one to save the other!!
Here i am lying on the theatre table and u tell me now.. major freak out.. plus hubby wasnt with me so it was not something i would decide on my own.. so he said we would talk about itand come back if need be..
luckily he could get to my placenta, i was under a local and sedation (thankgod) cause i was literally shaking i was that scared.
So the surgery itself seemed to go well, took me back to maternity where i stayed over night (one very long sleepless night) and at 9 am they scanned me to determine whether both babies had made it thru the op.. which they had (thankgod again)
They even saw slight improvements in the fluid overnight can you believe..
and the heart of the big one had the "A" wave back on the doppler scan which it didnt they day before..

So we flew home and they were happy for us to be monitored at my local hospital which saves us so much time, money and stress..

I had a scan last tuesday and things have continued to improve..

The baby who had 0.9cm of fluid had 6 cm and the other who had 15 cm had 11cm... (between 3cm and 8cm is good)

The larger baby still had some fluid in her abdomen but the dr said it may take a few weeks to clear..

so we have been very blessed to make it this far... still a long road ahead as things can change at any time, and the risk of early labour is high.. but things are positive

if things stay fairly stable then i will have a csection at 34 weeks... if not they may be here at anytime really..

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers ladies, and for the bday wishes for little miss.. cant believe she is 1

hope you are all well..



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Old Aug 13th, 2013, 00:43 AM   2252
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So good to get an update, we were so worried. I'm so glad to hear that things are improving Rosa!!! I have everything crossed that things continue to improve and that both your beautiful babies are stable. Hopefully you make it to 34 weeks so they have the best shot but after having an op like that, you know that doctors can do amazing things if they are delivered early.

Keep us updated lovely x x



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2013, 05:30 AM   2253
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Thanks so much for the update rosa we have been thinking of u so much. So pleased the op went well i am so relieved for u. hope things continue to improve.
My lo is 1 today. Happy Birthday my little Georgia! X



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2013, 09:10 AM   2254
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Happy birthday to your daughter Rosa and so relieved you got over your latest hurdle.



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2013, 13:30 PM   2255
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Happy birthday Georgia!!!!!



 
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So glad to hear things are improving!!!!!



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2013, 17:28 PM   2257
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Happy birthday Georgia!!

Thanks ladies, its a huge relief.. we had another scan yesterday notlong after i posted here and things are even better... they both have about 8cm of fluid in their sacs, the fluid on the bigger bubs abdomen is almost gone and they were kicking up a storm..
pretty amazing considering its only been 2 weeks since the op!



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Old Aug 13th, 2013, 23:22 PM   2258
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Such fabulous news Rosa!!!



 
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Old Aug 18th, 2013, 05:20 AM   2259
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Amazing news rosa so glad the twins are doing well. And 25 weeks already wow things are progresing quickly for u.. So glad the docs were on the ball with it and got u seen to xx



 
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Old Aug 18th, 2013, 17:53 PM   2260
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Thankyou

Cant bare to think what would have happened if we had left it one more day..

So i think we have decided on names, well first names anyway! lol
We are thinking Layla and Zara, thoughts?



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