In Septemeber 2008, I traveled 6000 miles to Haiti's Kenscoff mountains. My mission: to care for some of the orphaned and abandoned, the sick, malnourished and premature infants of this beautiful but beleagured Caribbean nation.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

A Setback For Bianca

Baby Bianca,our severely malnourished 2 month old girl, who, was admitted last week in a critical condition, has experienced a setback in her recovery.

She went into heart failure today. This was not entirely unexpected, since Bianca is in a very fragile state. She was given an extra feed last night, and that was all it took to overwhelm her body.

Bianca has been given a dose of medication to help her get rid of some of the extra fluid that is building-up in her circulation. This has taken the pressure of her heart and it has made her breathing less laboured.

We are going to have to limit the amount of fluid Bianca takes in, to prevent her heart failure from worsening.

Please, continue to pray for this angel.


Marie said...

:( Continuing to pray!

Whitney Salis, RN said...

Thank you Susan for the update- still praying! I will be saying an extra prayer every time I give my patients here in the states a dose of Lasix... Jesus touch this sweet child. Amen.