Update #2 – 12/31/2006

Hannah had another good day today!  They removed her arterial line, which they were using to take blood to run tests.  Those test results have been consistently good, so they don’t need to run them any more.  She is on a couple of beta blockers, which have succeeded in bringing her heart rate down into a reasonable range.  We actually saw her heart rate dip below 100 this evening when she was sleeping, and we were nervous that it was too low!  The nurses assured us this was normal for a child of her age when she is sleeping.  They have changed her feedings from 24cc’s per hour continuously to 72cc’s every 3 hours, which is more along the lines of how she would eat normally.  They also brought the feeding tube into her stomach (previously it bypassed her stomach and was going straight into her small intestines).  She is still a little dehydrated, so they are going to start giving her lacix every 12 hours instead of every 8 hours.  X-rays taken this morning showed much improvement regarding the fluid levels in her lungs!  Praise Jesus!  She is scheduled for another ultrasound of her heart on Tuesday, and the cardiologist will be able to tell how much her heart function has improved.  It has steadily been improving from ultrasound to ultrasound — please pray that this miraculous trend will continue!

As we head into 2007, we just want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for all your prayers and support.  We praise God every day for the miracle we can see unfolding before our very eyes!  He is such a big God — He is completely in control of this situation!  It’s by your prayers and His grace that we can make it through each day.  We are so blessed beyond measure.  We pray for countless blessings for all of you in 2007!

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