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Friday, July 11, 2008

More good news...

Well, we wanted to share the latest news with you all... Megan was discharged from the hospital this afternoon. We knew it was a possibility, but it still came as quite a surprise. We had an ultrasound this morning, which confirmed that the babies were responding well to the surgery. Dr. Lee even changed his initial feeling of "95%" and said, after seeing the results from the ultrasound, he felt much better about the outcome. The fluid levels looked much better, both babies' bladders were visible, their heartbeats were strong and healthy, and they were both moving around quite a bit. Megan is doing well, too. She is still a little sore from the surgery, but after being hooked up to about 10 different machines and monitored for the last 24 hours, the doctors and nurses were really happy with how stable all her vitals were. 

While we are very grateful for this initial good news, we have been warned that there are still some hurdles to overcome and only time will tell how successful it really was. We will continue to come down to UCSF for follow-up appointments for a few weeks. Our hope is that at those visits the girls will continue to show signs of improvement and health, which will confirm these intial feelings of success. But, we definitely have reason to be happy and hopeful!

We can't thank you all enough for the warm thoughts and prayers that we've felt carrying us through this. We know all those prayers have been heard and answered, and we are more grateful than words can express.

All our love and gratitude,

Marc & Megan, and Elliana & Emmaline

11 comments:

brossettelewis said...

Yay for an 95% laser surgery. I'm very happy both are doing well so close after. 19Wks, right? Keep on cooking. :)

Nathan said...

Kerri and I are so happy to have read such hopeful news. We love you two so much. Drive home safely.

Familia Fowler said...

We love that you signed the girls names too! And we love, LOVE that you are going home healthy!

KieraAnne said...

That's awesome! I hope things continue to improve and you are all healthy and happy in the months to come. :)

Michelle said...

still praying

mindyluwho said...

Just caught up on what's going on with your little family. Glad everything went well. Thank goodness for technology!

Mama said...

Yaaaaaaaaaahoozers!!!!!

ckkg said...

wow, i just read all about everything and i am just sooo glad things went so well. what a scary situation, but you have two very special little girls who have waited a long time to come your family and they really are fighters! sending many prayers your way that everything continues to go well. such BEAUTIFUL names you've chosen as well!

The Wright Family said...

Great news. Great names. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Brenley and her boys! said...

I am so glad that things turned out so good so far! I am always praying for you and those sweet girls with the beautiful names. (Emmaline has always been on my list of girl names because the gggrandmother that I was named after was Martha Emmaline Brenley, so I will pretend that she is named after me, yay!).

Amy said...

Oh, Megan, I am so very happy for the good outcome. Just know that you and Marc (as you've been since I first wrote you!) are in my prayers.