Today Donya was transferred to the children's ward a happy and contented baby. Mum was bottle feeding her and all systems are working well. Donya's mum is a great support to the other mothers, especially Fanya's as she coached her through what to expect when Fanya came back from her surgery.
Please continue to pray for this little bundle of joy that she will soon be back with us in Jerusalem.
We praise the Lord for this little life which now has a new heart. May she come to know the new life that Messiah brings as she grows up. Thank you for praying for Donya and please continue to uphold her as she rapidly progresses back to life and vitality.
The doctors continue to say that they are very pleased with the results of Donya's operation and expect a speedy recovery. Pray for her tiny warrior's heart to beat strongly and faithfully for the Lord.
We were just heading out of Jerusalem to go to Tel Aviv this morning when we received word from the hospital that Donya was scheduled for surgery the following morning; meaning she had to be admitted today. We turned the car around, headed back to the house and picked up baby and mother. Donya's mother was all packed and ready to go when we arrived and excited that it was finally her little girl's turn for an operation. Once arriving at Wolfson, Donya was promptly admitted and settled happily into her baby crib. Please pray for her upcoming heart surgery tomorrow morning; she is an extremely small and fragile little girl.
We were off early this morning to Wolfson for pre-admission testing and a final echocardiogram for four of the new arrivals. The hospital staff was ready and waiting when we arrived and got down to business immediately.
Donya had the hardest time today as the nurses could not find a vein in her tiny arms from which to draw blood. She cried so hard that she had to be restrained by two adults while the nurses did their best to get a blood sample. Her mother was in tears and shaking and also needed to be calmed. After a break to eat lunch and get both mother and child calmed down, there was success for the nurses and relief for the mom.
When it came time for the echocardiogram, little Miss Donya was beaming and cooperated beautifully with smiles and coos. Her echocardiogram confirmed multiple heart defects which are all treatable. The team of doctors and surgeons will assess her case and make a decision later concerning her operation.