Better enough to return to Jaffa
Lia was discharged today back to our shared home in Jaffa. It’s good to see her happy and feeling well again, and also to see her mother calm and no longer worried about Lia’s health.
The pair seem to have made an impression in the hospital, as when we departed. many people waved goodbye and wished them well. From what I have seen already, Lia’s mother is generous with her friendship, and keen to test out her English and Arabic skills, so I’m not surprised that she has connected with so many people in her short stay at Sheba.
Lia will return to hospital again later in the week, as she is scheduled for a diagnostic catheterisation on Thursday, which thankfully she now seems to be well enough to undergo.
Cath postponed due to cough
Two year old Lia came to the hospital today. She was scheduled for a cath tomorrow, so this day was to be her admission. After completing all of the pre-procedure tests, the doctor checked her and saw that she had a cough which puts her at risk in the cath, so it will now be at a later date. Her mum was so understanding and good natured about it.
First day at the hospital
Lia and her mum have a lovely relationship, and it was clear that her mum is both worried about Lia’s condition, and an expert in keeping her baby happy.
Lia’s echo was fairly long, but she coped very well, with her mother’s help. She met a few other Kurdish families during the waiting period.
The doctor said that Lia first needs to have a catheterisation to check the pulmonary pressure before a decision can be made about her suitability for surgery, so we will wait for this to be scheduled.