The appointment went great today. It was mainly an appointment with the ultrasound technician with the doctor just dropping in for a few minutes to look over the results. The technician answered all of our questions and seemed very positive that we would not need the surgery today.
I immediately noticed a difference on the amount of fluid around the donor. It seemed better to me. Later when he looked for the maximum vertical pocket he showed us 7.38 cm!!!! It was 2.3 cm last week! The recipient is at 9.1 cm...she was at 9.6 cm last week.
We were ecstatic about those numbers but the technician warned us that although the numbers are great, that is only part of the equation. He is more concerned about the blood flow. He spent the majority of the time looking at the blood flow through the arteries in the heart and in the head. He said it will be the blood flow that will dictate whether surgery is required or not...and he and the doctor said it all looked good.
Bottom line, no surgery today and we'll look again next Tuesday. We were in tears we were so relieved but realize we have a long way to go. This was a big victory and hopefully a sign of things to come.
Keep the prayers coming. We know the real reason we've seen improvement. Thank you so much everyone. We love every one of you.