It had been one week since we had received the news about our baby boys and we were anxious to discover the results of this ultrasound. This day we had GOOD NEWS! The Acardiac twin had not grown. This is excellent news! The doc we saw today has seen a number of these pregnancies and feels confident that we have a good chance of carrying this baby to full term. This is WONDERFUL news considering that last week the prognosis we received was that we could expect to deliver baby by 36-37 weeks! Here are some of the other things we learned this week:
1) The Acardiac twin is about 36% of the weight of the healthy baby.
2) Most healthy babies become in danger of heart failure if the Acardiac twin reaches 70% of healthy babies weight.
3)The healthy baby will not experience long lasting heart damage.
This appointment has brought much peace! Praise God for his hand in this pregnancy.