No News is Good News
It has been a few weeks since my last update, and that is for good reason. Two weeks ago we attended another appointment to monitor the abnormal DV reading. The doppler test and ultrasound revealed that things had remained consistent--meaning, the DV reading was no longer abnormal. However, the technician thought that she had discovered another abnormality. She therefore asked us if we were familiar with TTTS (it has been a different technician almost every visit) and said she needed to speak to the doctor. We sat in the room for about 15 minutes worrying "what is next?". As soon as something seems to resolve itself, another thing pops up. The doctor came into the room and had the technician redo the scan and everything looked normal. The first test was just providing a poor reading. This was a major relief, and we were told that we could go an entire week before our next visit rather than having to do twice-per-week.
The following Monday was the big 20-week ultrasound and doppler test where they also looked at anatomy. This test was much longer than normal, lasting a couple hours. However, everything looked good. This was the first doctor appointment so far where they didn't find something concerning to monitor, which was a relief. Especially given that this scan was an important one. We were therefore told that we could wait another week before our next appointment. That appointment was this morning (5/22/2023) and it was another successful scan. We had the regular ultrasounds and doppler followed by the counseling appointment that is scheduled every four weeks. The doctor said everything looked great and we can wait another week before our next appointment.
It's been an amazing relief these past three weeks as we have had nothing but good news. This is quite the change from weeks 12-19, when it was thing after another. Here's hoping that things remain consistent. Below is the 3D image from the anatomy scan a week ago for Baby A. Although we received ultrasound images the last three weeks, the images have been difficult to read so I'm only uploading this one where you can make out the facial features.
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