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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Surgery Update

Just to update you all, Megan got out of surgery a few hours ago. The surgery went well; the surgeon called it a "95%" because of some very minor bleeding that obscured the view. But it sounds like he got most, if not all, of the transfusion vessels. In addition, they removed about 1 liter of fluid from Emmaline's sac (the recipient twin). Megan is in good spirits. She should even get to eat food soon, which is a nice alternative to ice chips. We should have a follow-up ultrasound tonight and tomorrow, which will help us know where we're at. One of the radiologists performing the ultrasound during the surgery observed that near the end of the surgery the donor twin (Elliana) already seemed to be more active, which is a very good sign. We still have a long road ahead; Megan has been having some contractions, and we don't know what sort of follow-up treatment might be necessary. We're feeling optimistic, though.

We are extremely grateful for all the prayers and kind emails and phone calls we've received.

7 comments:

Carrot Jello said...

I even prayed for her while I was at work.

Kamie said...

I am glad that surgery went well. We will continue to pray for your special family! Lots of loves and hugs!

Jackie said...

Megan and Marc,
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you are going through this trial. I pray that Heavenly Father will bless you that all will continue to go well. You have shown such tremendous faith through the trials you have had and I feel blessed that I was able to get to know Megan at BYU. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
Love,
Jackie

Jamie said...

Love love love reading this good news! And I just HATE ice chips! Do the nurses and doctors really think depriving a pregnant woman of food is a good idea? :) Enjoy some real food today, Megan!

Amy said...

Well phew for now! I hope there's nothing but good news from this point forward!!!!
Keep us posted!

Mama said...

I've been praying....

Any more updates?

Allred Mom said...

Megan and Marc...
We hope that all is going well today with the after surgery tests and monitoring. We are keeping you in our prayers!