I can't remember what the surgery is called but the cut some of the vessels in the placenta so that one baby doesnt take so much from the other. If you go to fetalhope.org it tells a lot about the procedure to treat ttts. Seattle is the only place that does it here next closest is at least a 10hr drive.
i had that surgery done.. at 24 weeks.. its twin to twin transfusion the babies were sharing blood vessels on the placenta and one is stealing everything from the other.. i promise if you want i will fill ya in more tomorrow mine went really really well im at 32 weeks and they are both doing good and have evened out fluid wise and size wise... but its 12:30 am and i just got home from seeing the dr who did the surgery 2 hrs away and my brain isnt working 2 well... lol
glad that you have a good doc and resources to help understand everything. Hope all continues to go well with the babes! Kup!
Rachel, momma to 4
dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.
I am glad your appt went well. I hope things continue to go well for your babies.
Erin did just go through the same thing and she and her twins seem to be doing very well.
okay going to try to get this out here.. my son has been horrible today so havent had a free min.. at 23 weeks i went to dr for a twin ultrasound he noticed they were doing ttts he thought they were in 1 sac.. they sent me to magee which was 2 hrs away to have another ultrasound.. turned out they were in 2 sacs babys b's sac had no fluid and was like shirk wraped to her.. so i went and talked to another dr who wanted to do the surgery.. so i was checked in to the hosp that night prepped for the operation signing papers listening to hearts they gave me steroid shots talkin to nicu drs etc.. bc there was a risk i could go in to labor during or shortly after the surgery they once again explaned what they were going to do.. find out where the babys were.. then make a small hole in my stomach (looked like a bug bite when it was over) and they were going to stick a light and lazer in there.. and carterize the blood vessles.. they also drained fluid from baby a bc she had TONS and put in a cerclause bc my cervix was thin etc.. i signed papers saying if something went wrong to do a emergancy c-section etc.. so i go to the or.. they gave me mega epidural ( i was awake the whole time) and they did the procedure.. i didnt feel no pain nothing didnt hurt (the only thing that hurt was my arm.. and i think that was a me problem had nothing to do with what they were doing) i thought i had to puke a few times so they gave me shots for that and for the pain in my arm.. i started to have contractions so they also gave me a shot to stop them. they were able to cut all the blood vessles they shared except for one that was 2 big to cut surgery took like 5 hrs and it went well.. they take me to my room i was having contractions so i didnt get to eat for over 30 hrs!!! but i was on iv's etc.. and i got to go home the very next moring.. when i was discharged baby b was already making her own fluid and both girls were doing great i went back to that hosp every week for a ultrasound and to talk to the dr afterwards intill recently they made it every 2 weeks.. both girls are doing good they have evened out are close to the same size and are doing great... im so glad that i had the operation and would do it again in a heart beat its very scary to think of the what ifs etc.. not sure how much ur dr told you.. or what ya know.. but my dr was very blunt basically said one baby is killing the other and if we dont do something one maybe both would die.. i went from not knowing that my girls would live to having them in a couple weeks with them both at decent sizes.. if you have any questions please ask... and if this doesnt make sence.. bc im trying to fit it all in/rember/ and have stopped a few times to deal with my son im sorry.. lol but if you need a friend that understands.. u can pm me.. or i have facebook if you have facebook we could add eachother... i know ya probally have friends and the girls on the boards are great.. (especially this one bc they get the more then one baby factor lol) but if you have to have this done.. it would have been nice to have someone who has been there and understands what im going thru when i went thru it bc its scary and people dont understand and are like they are doing what? and ur going to have what done? but anyways im rambling now lol if you have any questions etc.. please ask.. and once again im sorry if this doesnt make sence.. lol