Hannah’s Story

Site created on July 11, 2019

Welcome to our CaringBridge website for Hannah. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We greatly appreciate everyone's support, words of hope and encouragement, and most of all prayers for complete healing. Thank you for visiting our page.

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Journal entry by Mindy Poland

 Many of you may already know from Facebook updates, but Hannah went to the emergency room last Sunday because she was running a fever of 101 degrees and had developed a slight cough and was feeling under the weather.  They drew blood and did x-rays and determined she had a slight case of pneumonia in the bottom lobe of her right lung.  She was admitted into the ICU first until a bed freed up on the 3rd floor.  They did a bronch on her last Monday and took a sample to see if bacteria would cultivate.  The good news is they caught it early and put her on 4 IV antibiotics.  They also did a CT scan and said that she had no new clots and the old blood clots were starting to break up.  In addition, they drew more blood to test for the antibody level again and we should hear those results by the beginning of next week.  I visited Hannah and Holly on Wednesday morning after seeing the Nationals baseball game Tuesday night.  She was discharged Wednesday afternoon to go back to the Ronald McDonald House on 1 IV antibiotic that Holly administers and 1 oral antibiotic.  She had a dermatologist appointment later in the week and received a chemical peel on her face to help clear up her complexion from the reaction she had to the Bactrim antibiotic.  She has also resumed her PT, OT and pulmonary rehab which is outpatient at the hospital throughout the week.  Unfortunately, being sick has caused her to lose her appetite again and she hasn't been eating much so Holly has had to increase her feeding tube feedings.  They have been watching a lot of movies and Hannah remains hopeful that she may be home by Halloween.  Thanks for continuing to pray for her healing during this minor setback.  It was a little scary at first to hear she had pneumonia, since the flu and pneumonia started this whole crazy medical journey back in early July.  It was reassuring to hear from Jackie that after her double lung transplant she was diagnosed with pneumonia 3 times during the first year post transplant and now she is doing fantastic!  We continue to thank God for this miracle and praise Him each day as she continues to improve!  Lastly, a shout out to Suffolk's NRHS boy's soccer team who wore special pink jerseys this week to support Hannah, CF and organ donation!  We continue to be humbled by all the love, support and prayers for Hannah! Also if you haven’t seen it yet check out Hannah’s interview with Channel 13 news: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4o6ZlsqsWH4

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. ~ 1 Peter 5: 6-7

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