Today they finally did the bronchoscopy, where they take a small camera, go down her breathing tube and take a look at what’s going on. They saw that her left bronchi is completely compressed high up, which basically means they weren’t able to get very far into her lung to see what is going on further down the lung. They tried proning Hana, putting her on her stomach, to see if the weight of her heart off her lungs made a difference to that airway. It didn’t. They did see that the bronchi is pulsing which means that her heart or a pulmonary artery is pressing on it. They are going to take a CT scan to see what else is going on.
The big difference between this bronchoscopy and the previous one is that before, they were still able to get down her bronchi to see more of her lung. So, something has changed – one thought is that her heart has gotten larger, but we won’t know until they do the CT scan.
Hana needs your thoughts and prayers.
Here is a loving kindness meditation my aunt sent:
May Hana be safe and protected.
May Hana feel blanketed in love and kindness.
May Hana breathe with ease and comfort.
May Hana’s loving heart be strong and healed.
May Hana be free from suffering.
May Hana’s joyous laughter flow into the world.
May Kathleen and Paul be surrounded by love, hope, and strength.
May Kathleen and Paul find courage and clarity.
May Kathleen and Paul be free from suffering.
May Kathleen, Paul, and Hana grow in joy and peace as a family.
Babies come into this world more or less powerless. It is up to us to help them discover their own power and to experience their free will. Perhaps we can all visualize Hana experiencing her power and free will, even as she lay sedated and on a ventilator.
People have asked if they can send cards. Please send them addressed to Hana Yago,
725 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304