Update – 12/18/2006

Hannah is listed in critical but stable condition. She is heavily sedated and is on a breathing machine to give her heart a chance to rest. She received a blood transfusion Sunday night, which helped increase her hemoglobin levels and increase oxygen to the rest of her body. They did an IVIG treatment Sunday night, which added antibodies to her blood to help her fight the virus (if it was a virus that caused this in the first place).

This condition was more than likely caused by either a viral infection or a genetic anomaly. We are praying that it was just a virus, and after it passes ventricular function will improve. If it was genetic, then the cardiologists say that she will probably need a heart transplant. Please pray that God would heal her heart and she will not need a transplant!

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