Update #2 – 12/27/2006

Hannah has pretty much recovered from this morning’s heart cath.  They put a wrap around her legs to keep them straight for 6 hours after the heart cath.  It was so funny — she looked like a little mermaid with her little feet sticking out of the bottom!

She was a little restless tonight, and seemed to be uncomfortable.  They gave her some pain medicine and have resumed the anti-clotting medication.  They also started her on a new medicine to increase her red blood cell count.  This is preferred instead of a blood transfusion, in the event that a transplant is needed (they don’t want to introduce any more antibodies into her bloodstream).  Her heart rate has been a little higher than normal today, but has now come back down into the 150-170 range.  They haven’t resumed feeding her through the tube, as they are waiting for all the anesthetic effects to completely wear off.

The biopsy results aren’t in yet, but we’re hoping to hear something tomorrow.  Hopefully they will have a better idea of what caused this and how to treat it.  Please continue to pray that God will touch her heart and allow it to heal on its own.

During the heart cath this morning, we found a really cool verse:

“From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from His dwelling place He watches all who live on earth — He who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do…We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.  In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name.  May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in You.”  Psalm 33:13-15, 20-22


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