June 15-the doc tells us, "Yep, there's two babies in there...and double trouble, two boys."
July 13 -doc says there is a possibility the twins have twin transfusion and sends me to a specialist, Dr. Mirabile.
July 20-meet with Dr. Mirabile, who confirms that the boys do have what is actually called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
July 21-receive call from the doctors at Texas Children's Hospital about laser surgery
July 25-fly to Houston, my parents pick me up (Kevin is in SC for WLC with Reserves)
July 26-pre-operational appointment with 2 1/2 hour ultrasound at Baylor College of Medicine and conference with Dr. Moise; Kevin arrives in Houston
July 27-Laser surgery done by the staff of Texas Children's at 6am
July 29-Kevin and I drive home from Houston, TX
Aug 4-One-week post-op appointment with Dr. Mirabile, significant signs of recovery
Aug 11-Two-week post op appointment, Eli's fluid volume is up to 5cm!
Aug 19-Three-week post-op appointment, no signs of reversal in Evan's (recipient) blood flow!
Aug 26-Made the 28 day post-op milestone with healthy boys and a healthy mom
Both the boys still have some recovery and healing to do in their hearts, but overall, they look great and both of them are growing (last week Evan was about 2 1/2 lbs. and Eli was right at 2 lbs.).