So, we were kind of hoping that the CT scan would show something wrong with Hana’s coronary arteries because that is easy to fix (relative to a heart transplant). We knew the likelihood of all this being a coronary problem was very slim. As it turns out her coronary arteries are just fine, that is no longer a hope.
With all the unknowns, my dad keeps asking, “What should I be rooting for?” There’s a very slim, outlying chance that, given enough rest, her heart could recover. Or it could recover enough where she wouldn’t need a transplant for years. The mortality rate for transplant patients increases the older they get, so delaying it seems best. But, because she is so young, if she got the transplant now they believe that there is less chance of her body rejecting the heart, therefore making now more ideal. They don’t have enough data on transplants in infants to be able to say with certainty if now is for sure the best situation. So, it’s hard to know what to root for.
Here is Hana about three weeks ago: