Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Prayer Request - Updated Again

*Update 2: The boys are here and looking good! They were both bigger than the doctors anticipated and they are both breathing on their own! Not sure on exact stats or names yet. But from what I understand everyone seems to be doing well. Praise God!

*Update: Tiffany is scheduled for a c-section tomorrow morning at 9:30. They will stay at the hospital tonight so they can monitor the twins' heartrates. Tiffany and her husband are doing well and taking it one step at a time. 

This is my good friend Tiffany and her two little ones. She is pregnant with identical twin boys.
She is around 32 weeks pregnant and will be delivering the babies via c-section either this evening or tomorrow morning. The twins have something called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome where they share one placenta and one twin takes more of the nutrients than the other, causing one to be bigger than the other. She was scheduled for a c-section on April 30th because there comes a point when they have a better chance of survival outside the womb rather than inside when they have this TTT going on. However she went in to have the babies measured today and one of the twins has only grown 1 oz since the last time they measured. Because of this they are wanting to go ahead and get the babies out now. The latest update is that she will be having the c-section this evening or tomorrow morning. They expect the boys to need to be in the NICU for at least 4-6 weeks after they are born. Will you please pray for this family right now? I know they can use all the prayer they can get for peace of mind as they get ready to deliver the babies, and for the babies to be healthy and strong. I will update when I know anything new. Thank you!

3 comments:

Karen Moise said...

They will be in my thoughts and prayers, I am the Fetal Nurse with Texas Children's Hospital in Houston and TTTS is the condition I see the most. As a matter of fact we had TTTS angels born today :( Please feel frre to pass my info on moise@bcm.edu

Lacey said...

Logan and Lexie are getting so big. I haven't seen them in a long time. Tiff looks amazing as always. I've been praying for them and will say extra prayers now. Your blog post was the first i had heard about them taking them before the 30th. Lots more prayers coming. Keep us posted.

Tanni said...

My twins were born at 33 weeks and in the NICU for 3 weeks so if your friend wants to talk to anyone about the experience, please feel free to pass her my name.