June update for our gorgeous little china doll Hannah
Name: Hannah Gender: F
Birthday: January, 2010
Special Need: Heart Defect, Pierre Robin Syndrome, Malnutrition
Admission Date: 5/14/2010
Admission Weight: 4.3 kg Current Weight: 5.4 kg
Report: At her mid-month visit in June, Heartbridge Manager Cindy found that
Hannah had gained weight since her last visit. “I can see her cheeks are more filled up
now.” I am really anxious to get our month-end update from Mona so I can see just how
much weight Hannah has gained…I am amazed by how much better she looks!
(At the end of the month I found out that she had gained a pound and three-quarters!)
After a bath and some formula, Hannah could barely stay awake to finish her bottle.
Cindy says that Hannah has to suck so hard, her lower lip almost completely disappears
when she takes a bottle.
Backing up just a tiny bit, there is a small “bonus” to our June updates:
Executive Director Amy Eldridge, Director of Operations Paige Mills-Haag, and
Administration Director Sheri Russon all visited Heartbridge on June 8th. Amy noted that
Hannah is “SOOOOO tiny” and also how her eyes followed them all around the room. It
was wonderful to hear once again how well all the children are doing!
At the end of the month, nurse Mona reported that Hannah had a great month. She gets
an adequate amount of sleep, and everyone was happy to see she gained nearly a full
kilo. It is quite a job, but Hannah’s nanny manages to get it about 200 ml (or 6-3/4
ounces) of formula at each feeding. Mona also tells us that Hannah had her Hepatitis B
vaccination this month.
From Mona: “At five months, Hannah smiles, grabs objects and plays with her hands. She
can roll over and creep but cannot return to the supine position. She doesn’t like to lie on
the mat, but she does enjoy lying on the rocker as shown on the photo. She rocks herself by raising her right leg up and down. Hannah is lovely and she’s very easy to care for.”
We would still like to see Hannah become a little stronger before having her heart
surgery, but she has truly made amazing progress since her arrival on May 14th. It
shouldn’t be too much longer, and then after she has healed from surgery, we can
have her lip repaired as well.
Thank you so much to everyone that donated, for giving Hannah this chance for health and happiness. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this precious little girl!
I hope it is not too long into the future that we get an update that says Hannah has found a loving home!