Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hannah’s Open Heart Surgery Update

On December 22nd my eight year old daughter Hannah (Sweet Pea) had a very successful open heart surgery, and she was released from the hospital on Christmas day. The surgery took about three and a half hours and Hannah was on a heart-lung bypass machine for twenty seven minutes. Her sternum was wired and she received three layers of stitches to close the incision. She had a chest tube (to drain the blood around her heart) and three IVs.
    I would like to thank everyone who prayed for Hannah, because God guided the surgeon’s hands and blessed Hannah with a proficient procedure. Her pain was well managed and she is recovering very well. I have nothing but good things to say about the hospital, the surgeon and the nursing staff at Riley Hospital for children (Indianapolis). I was truly impressed with the medical professionalism and the compassionate care that they provided. Hannah and I are now on a mission to write a book about her open heart surgery experience. I would also like to thank everyone who cared enough to help us with their financial gifts. Because of your generosity I have been about to get a handle on my bills and was able to provide Hannah with some Christmas gifts.
    Now my biggest priority is to get a car (or any automobile) so that I am not forced to get Hannah out in the winter weather. Because we do not have a car we have to walk everywhere that we need to go (the grocery store, doctor’s appointments, etc.). Plus, Hannah has asthma so walking with her in the cold winter conditions is not very safe or healthy. The transmission wen out of my car well over a year ago and we have been walking ever since, so we are desperately trying to raise enough money to buy an automobile.

    Please help us by sharing our Go-Fund-Me link: https://www.gofundme.com/Hannahspain

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