The procedure this morning went well. As I mentioned before, we won't know if the amniopatch will hold or not for a week or two. I have been told to expect a lot of amniotic fluid leaking tonight and tomorrow, but have so far only leaked a little while still in the recovery room.
Speaking of recovery, I am absolutely wiped out. I was wheeled from the OR to recovery almost 8 hours ago, and still don't feel back to my old self. Two weeks ago, after the much more invasive fetoscopy, I was wide awake and chipper as soon as the surgery was over. Not sure if this is a result of anesthesia, exhaustion from the events of the last week(s), the IV antibiotics (before this month, I hadn't had antibiotics in probably 20 years), or a combination of all of these.
In addition, my headaches pre-surgery today were non-stop, and hardly bearable. I believe they are caused by tension in my neck, plus extremely low blood pressure (as low as 89/60), combined with low blood sugar from fasting since midnight, as well as being dehydrated from not being allowed to drink, either. In any case, when I was moved onto the operating table, the change in position made the headache excruciating. The anesthesiologist caught on to this, because shortly thereafter, I felt my mouth and head go somewhat numb. I could still feel the pressure, but the pain was gone. When I asked if they had put something in my IV for the pain, they told me yes. So part of my sluggish recovery may be due to the pain meds, which I am also not used to.
I have been in my hospital room since early this afternoon, mostly just dozing, reading a little bit, listening to my husband telling me stories, etc. He just ran to pick me up some dinner from a real, authentic Hungarian restaurant just down the street from here. Yum - I can't wait. I always get homesick when I am not feeling well.
Tomorrow, I will be seen at Dr. C's office in the morning. They are mostly just checking to make sure both babies are doing well. When I first found out that my midwife found two heartbeats, I started crying. Now, the words I wait for more than anything each time they turn on the ultrasound machine are "There are two heart beats!" Perspective changes everything.
Thank you all for your continued prayers. Please pray that the boys are well in the morning, and that the amniopatch will seal the leak.