We took Donya in for an echocardiogram today to see how her heart is healing. Before the checkup Donya was very happy and playful, but then she cried during the entire check up. Even afterward she seemed to recoil at anyone touching her. The news was good though. She is healing well, had her stitches removed today, and if everything is good on her echo in one week, she will be cleared to go home to Iraq.
After the echo the families at the hospital and I enjoyed a picnic lunch on the lawn. On the way back from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem we stopped for ice cream. After Donya's mother fed her a few fingers' worth, Donya perked up to her normal happy self again.
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