Update – 12/27/2006

The heart cath went flawlessly!  Praise God — He is SO faithful!  They closed up the PDA, and also verified that the heart’s structure was ok (all the arteries and veins were where they need to be).  They saw that the left ventricle was dilated, which was no surprise.  They were able to take 4 samples of tissue from her heart to perform a biopsy.  Those results could possibly be back tonight, but it may be a few days before we know anything definitively.  The biopsy should show whether this was a viral infection (called myocarditis), and should be able to guide them in further treatment of the condition.  They verified that the pressure of her lungs is low enough that she will definitely be able to accept a heart transplant should we have to go that route.  We are still believing God that we will not have to go that route, but it is very reassuring to know that a transplant is still a viable option.  Hannah is now back in her room in recovery.

Please continue to pray that the doctors will be able to glean some useful information from the biopsy results and will better know how to treat her condition.  God is so faithful, and the power of prayer is incredible!  Thank God that He continues to have His healing hands on Hannah’s heart!  Thank you all so much for your faithfulness in praying for our baby girl!

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