Better Today

Hana’s fever is down to normal range. They still have her on the cooling blanket. She is still getting two broad spectrum antibiotics, although they switched out the zosyn for something easier on the kidneys. The attending doctors don’t feel like the fever was caused by infection. Attending doctors seem so much more calm about these things than fellows, or at least the newer fellows.

Hana’s CVP is down to about 10, which is where they want it. She is starting to have good urine output. They are still pacing her heart. Her blood pressure has been good. They took out her femoral line and the Foley catheter. Her sedation seems to be in a good place. They started her on Prilosec since she is not getting anything in her stomach.

They will do another echocardiogram today. Her X-ray this morning looked good – a lot less fluid. It’s actually amazing to see her X-ray now, her new heart is so much smaller and doesn’t take up almost the entire left side!

They will most likely not extubate today. Unless they can wean the vent more and if her echocardiogram looks amazing, than maybe. But it’s a holiday and Hana’s had three failed extubations so maybe it’s better to wait until tomorrow when all the normal staff is back and close by.

Overall, they think she is doing really well!

193 days in the hospital, 1 full day with her new heart!

13 thoughts on “Better Today

  1. Thank you for the update!! Looking forward to her daily progress! Remember that some moments it seems like life takes two steps forward and then one step back but don’t forget to keep focusing on the path.

    Hana may have her very own new heart but part of her is in the hearts of many!! Happy healing sweet angel.


  2. Been so worried I thank you so much for sharing♥️♥️♥️♥️✨prayers always 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻I am so happy for all of you for you sweet Hana


  3. Thanks for all the updates and allowing us to journey with you. Still praying for sweet Hana for a fast and complete recovery.


  4. Go Hana! Happy to see she is better today! This is just another step in her journey! I hope you and Paul have been able to rest as well! What a whirlwind these last few days have been! Continued healing thoughts and prayers for your family!


  5. Father, we humbly ask through intersession of The Sacred Heart of Jesus and The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary to send Healing Grace upon Hana. Amen


  6. This sweet quote from Winnie the Pooh made me think of Hanah’s amazing new heart:


    (We don’t know each other but I am friends of Carrie and Andi and have followed your story, and have been sending positive thoughts. I am in awe of your family’s spirit and strength, and of Hanah of course. Warmest wishes, and go Hanah!)


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