Update on Me
So today I am 19 wk 4 days, on Monday it's 20 wks!
The last 2 weeks have been a roller coaster to say the least but we are currently on our way back up again
2 weeks ago my peri suspected TTTS between my identicals and referred me to the only doctor here in Singapore with specialized experience in that diagnosis. Before the new doc even scanned me he gave DH and I the reduction speech... I went bananas. Don't mess with my babies- I was like a lion protecting her cubs. I want to know how to save them. Period.
After the initial scans on a Saturday and then on a Wednesday, there was no diagnosis of TTTS but baby C (b and c share a placenta) was almost half the size of her sisters with less fluid. In the meantime, I had been consulting over the phone and via email with an amazing TTTS doctor in the states for a second opinion. He told me immediately to get on horizontal bedrest and start nutritional therapy which is supplementing a natural high protein diet with 3 ensure or boost drinks per day.
I began the bedrest and ensure 2 weeks ago and at Wedbesday's appt, my baby C had grown more in weight than both of her sisters! She is still smaller than them but her measurements and dopplers are all normal range. So it seems the bedrest and ensure are helping.
It was a huge relief and I'm motivated to continue my slug-like ways, even though I feel good enough to swim or walk and I'm drinking my drinks all day. My consulting doctor in the states was thrilled with the results too. My cervix is great- holding steady at 3.8cm and tight as my leggings right now
I will continue to be seen every week and my next appt is next Friday for a full screening of the babies in addition to all of the other stuff they've been monitoring. 3 more months of bedrest def seems daunting but I know I can do it. DH has been an incredible support and source of strength.
At my 19wk4day scans babies weighed: A- 325g/11.4oz B-307g/10.8oz, C-220g/7.75oz. That's nearly 2 pounds of baby! Now we just have to keep up the good work.