Our Journey with Conjoined Twins
Abby & Erin
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
This post is more of a prayer request than an update. But is also partially an update.
I have been talking with my doctor over the past week and he has put me in contact with CHOP, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. As of right now we are working on getting some insurance hopefully worked out (please please please pray that the insurance works out, otherwise this could end up being way more costly than it needs to be). But I am hopefully (if insurance works out and I get accepted to be a patient) will be heading there in a few very short weeks (dates are tentative due to insurance, I will post them for people to pray when we have a definite answer) to have an MRI and more ultrasounds done. I am so nervous. There is just so much that I have no clue about. This is a completely new territory for me.
That being said we are still not fully set on using CHOP as the team that will separate Abby and Erin. They apparently have one of the best pediatric radiology teams in the nation so for an MRI and extensive ultrasounds they are a great place to be. We are going to try an consult with at least one other Doctor. I am just having some trouble getting ahold of him, and getting information. But I am trying to find the best person to give Abby and Erin their best chance.
Now that you know my update please pray for Riley and myself. This is not the easiest process, and making these huge decisions that will very much impact our children is a huge burden. One wrong choice could result in devastation. I am terrified of making the wrong one. I have never had to research doctors, or hospitals, or procedures, or anything like this before, and neither has anyone in my family. This is all completely new to me. I am trying so hard to keep my stress levels down because I know that isn't good for the girls, but that thought almost makes me more stressed. So please please pray for us. This is so important and we just want to make the right choice in where to get the best care for our girls.
We really appreciate each and every one of you who have invested time, prayers, support, and encouragement in our lives. Having so much support and so many prayers have made such a difference in how we have gotten through thus far. We still have a far way to go, but I know that with God all things are possible, and that where His will is, He will make a way.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
My name is Heather Delaney. I married the love of my life Riley on 10/02/15 and we now have two beautiful girls Abby & Erin, who are conjoined twins, that were born 07/24/16. We are trusting that God is going to work all this out for his good!