Sunday, January 25, 2009

Update

We had the laser surgery Thursday and the doctor was able to sever the blood connections between the boys. When I woke up, both boys were still alive inside me. But when the doctor did the ultrasound Friday morning, we were told that Jameson (the donor twin) had passed away.

Friday afternoon we saw a pediatric cardiologist who evaluated Jackson's heart, and although he had had a lot of stress on his heart, the cardiologist says it is structurally and functionally sound and we shouldn't have any problems with his heart.

We're very sad about Jameson but trying to focus on what we can do for Jackson - stay positive, I'm on strict bedrest, trying to eat a lot of protein to help him grow. He will most likely be a preemie and have some time in the NICU.

I have some pictures of both of them that were taken in the womb during surgery. I will post those eventually, once I am allowed to walk down the hall.

3 comments:

julie said...

So sorry to hear the news...but keep taking care of yourself! Prayers are with you!

Lauren and Matt said...

Oh my goodness... I'm just catching up. I'm so sorry about your loss.

Jessica said...

Just found your blog and wanted to say hi. Jackson looks great, congrats!!:). I had a triplet pregnancy, lost my identicals at 21weeks to TTTS and then delivered my triplet at 27 weeks when my water broke (identicals). He is now five and doing great. I have and still grieve over the loss of my boys so just wanted to connect with you if you ever want to talk about it. My e mail is jsbressington@hotmail.com.