Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Mia's current condition

Mia has had a couple of surgeries to help her while she waits for a heart. She has been so strong and was doing so well that she was released from the hospital and was able to go home to wait for a heart but unfortunately it was only for 5 short days. This is what happened:
"Mia has decided that she prefers Helicopters to Ambulances. Yes that is right, we had to Life Flight Mia on Sunday night. Her heart just isn't strong enough to sustain her body all by itself. She is now stable back in the CICU at Children's Hospital. We did have a wonderful week previous to this though.
Mia went into heart failure. She had a line placed in her chest that will be there until she receives the transplant. They intubated her to lighten the load of the heart by taking the work of the lungs. They are also medicating her to loosen certain parts of the heart and tightening others so that it will flex with less effort, and also the blood can exit the heart with less resistance. Our hope is that she will become stable enough to be able to remove the Breathing tube so she can be fully conscious while waiting for a heart. Our hearts are broken once again by this new chapter in Mia's journey, but we are eternally grateful for the time we got to have at home all together when she is so small and life is so new."

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