I've tried to look through the message boards for some information, but can't seem to find quite what I want to know, so here goes:
We found out on Monday completely by surprise that one of our babies died. I was 18 weeks (now 19) and the doctor just wanted to check my cervical length. Baby B's measurements were just over 15 weeks and he had little/no fluid (it was such a shock I'm not sure which), but Baby A's heartrate was 138. We went to the perinatologist on Friday, and according to the ultrasound pictures, everything looks good and he's measuring right on schedule at 18/almost 19 weeks. The doctor wanted to wait and see about the excess fluid around Baby A, who we found out is a boy (yay!). He said the likelihood of our donor baby passing a blood clot was small and that the amniotic fluid level should correct itself, and scheduled me to come back in 2 weeks for an ultrasound.
So...since it all happened without having time to diagnose and receive treatment, what do I need to know to move forward? I know that's a pretty open ended question, so - what do I need to know in terms of nutrition? Is it usually the recipient that survives if TTTS happens before a diagnosis? The doctor said I didn't need to be on bedrest, but is that a possibility later on down the line? Is early delivery still likely? What are our survivor's chances of being healthy, and what are his chances of heart and brain damage? Are his chances better if it happened this early? What do I need to ask the doctor when we go back in 2 weeks? Lastly, is there anything I'm forgetting to include here?