Update – 2/11/2007

“The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving towards all He has made.”  Psalm 146:13

This past Friday we took Hannah to her cardiologist for another check-up. Her heart rate was 140 (completely normal) and her breathing rate was 39 (also completely normal). He is going to try to get her completely off two of her medications, Propranolol (beta-blocker) and Lasix (diuretic), so we have started weaning those. That will leave us with only 3 heart meds and aspirin!! AND…we don’t go back to her cardiologist for 6 whole weeks! Hallelujah! We are praying, praying, praying that her next ultrasound on March 22nd will show much improvement.

Here’s more good news…

A couple days ago we got a notice in the mail that said we had a certified letter from Ochsner to pick up at the post office. I waited until yesterday to go pick it up. I figured it was just another statement or something from our doctor’s visit there a week ago. As I was waiting for the postal worker to retreive the letter, I saw her devotional calendar on her desk. For yesterday’s date, February 10th, the verse was Ezekial 36:26 which says,

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you.”

I thought, “Wow. God put that there just for me to read!” The verse alone renewed my sense of faith in Him, that He is healing Hannah. Then the postal worker handed me the letter. It was from the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplantation Center at Oschner. I tore it open it before I even got to the car. Here’s an excerpt of what it said:

“We are writing to inform you that during Hannah’s recent hospitalization her name was placed on the United Network for Organ Sharing database waiting list. She was listed as a status 1A for heart transplantation on December 29, 2006. During this same hospitilization, her medical condition improved and on January 8, 2007, her listing status was changed to a Status 7. After being seen in the clinic on February 1, 2007, by Dr. Thomas Young, her medical condition was deemed stable and she was removed from the list.”

Hannah is no longer on the heart transplant list!!! PRAISE GOD!!! Those few sentences are evidence of God’s faithfulness in healing her heart. We prayed from the very beginning that she would not need a transplant, even when all the doctors said she needed a new heart. We believed this was not God’s will for her. As Jesus healed the sick in the Bible, He always said that their faith made them well. We believe this is the key to Hannah’s miracle, and we continue to pray in faith for her complete healing.

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