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Help baby Alanna

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Raised by 497 people in 9 months
Created April 13, 2018
My name is Alanna and I have a broken heart. 

I was rushed to hospital three weeks ago, and what was first thought to be Pneumonia ended up being much worse. They found multiple viruses, and one of them had been attacking my heart. Some machines helped me rest, but I got worse, not better. My organs stopped working, and no matter how hard the doctors tried, my little heart couldn’t take the pressure. 

The doctors in Dublin decided that I needed to be moved to Newcastle, because their doctors knew the most about baby hearts. I arrived in Newcastle yesterday. The doctors in Newcastle think I need a new heart.

Little hearts are precious, so I might be waiting for a while. It’s been tough for my mummy and my brothers, who have had to stay strong for me. This has been a very scary and upsetting time; my Daddy passed away unexpectedly a year and a half ago while I was still in my Mummy’s belly. It’s been hard without him, and my family really need me to get better. My mum and brothers have moved to Newcastle to wait with me. 

Any donation you are in a position to give will go to keeping my family close to me while we go through the unimaginable. I am so very sick, but my twin, Cameron and older brother, Charlie need their mum too. We all need to be in Newcastle. My family would appreciate donations and also prayers.
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Update 6
Posted by Sam IAm
8 months ago
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Alanna had the VAD removed yesterday in surgery. She was in theatre for almost 6 hrs. She’s had a rocky night and has sepsis. Please keep praying for her x
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Update 5
Posted by Sam IAm
8 months ago
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Alanna had a tracheostomy 5 weeks ago in a hope that the respiratory support might help rest her heart but unfortunately it wasn’t enough and so she had open heart surgery 1 week later to implant a ventricular assist device in to her heart which is a device that helps support the heart function by pumping the blood in & out of the body and taking the pressure of the heart. Tomorrow she will be stress tested as her heart has made some improvement. They will stop the flow from n the VAD at regular intervals and see how her heart copes. We are now 10.5 weeks in hospital and hope that we can get some good news tomorrow. It has been absolute torture for Alanna and her family. Thank you all so much for your prayers, donations and support. She has a long road of recovery ahead of her and we truly hope she won’t need to go the transplant route.
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Update 4
Posted by Sam IAm
8 months ago
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Update.
I’m going over to England on Sunday to see our little Alanna. I will keep you all updated about Lesley and Alanna. Thank you everyone. People have been so generous. We will let you know where the money goes toward as soon as Les knows what she has to deal with. Due to little Alanna awaiting her bubba heart she has a LVAD to help her which is amazing and worth a google.
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Update 3
Posted by Sam IAm
8 months ago
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Thank you all so much for your prayers, well wishes and donations. Our little girl is making some progress. She’s more awake and alert. She’s sitting up and being interactive. She’s eating and drinking again. She has a long road ahead of her and each day We hope and pray fir her heart to recover but only time will tell. She’s a fighter and I hope her little heart can keep fighting too. Please keep up the prayers.
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