Hedda's heart deteriorated to a life threatening condition back in September 25, 2018. On November 16, 2018 she was admitted to the hospital and given the $10,000 fundraising goal before she could be listed for a ♥️. This money will be set aside and it’s a guarantee of being able to afford anti-rejection meds for a couple years. As you know we exceeded our goal. On December 3, 2018 Hedda had open heart surgery and was implanted with the LVAD (left ventricular assist device). This will help had us part palm while she waits for a gifted heart. The increased funding goal will help Hedda medically thru post LVAD implantation and the pre-and post heart transplant. Even with Medicare, there are many out-of-pocket costs. We, Hedda's Care Team - Alexander, Sarah,and Darcy, are asking for anything you may be able to afford. We need to keep Hedda on the heart transplant list. The current out of pocket costs are hundreds of $$ while awaiting her gift of a new heart. Please help if you can. Your donation is a life-saving donation.
Hedda was discharged home on December 18, however she has had to return several times to the Emergency Department for re-admission and observation due to VAD low-flow alarms. Much of which are due to finding the right LVAD adjustments and proper hydration.
Hedda attendance cardio rehab classes twice a week to strengthen her muscles and increase stamina. The stronger it had a will be going into heart transplant surgery, the quicker she will recover.
When a ♥️ becomes available, Hedda will be ready and will persist.
Love to you all.
Please keep in touch.
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