Mizgeen was all smiles today for his very last echo at Sheba hospital.
As soon as we told him he could go home, Mizgeen started squealing and dancing, saying “My dad, my sisters!” over and over in Kurdish.
He told me he could feel his heart beating so fast because he was so excited. He’s especially looking forward to his farewell party, which he has been anticipating for some months now.
Mizgeen has become good friends with all of us here during his stay in Israel, and we’ll miss him very much. “I’m going to Kurdistan and you’re going to cry about it,” he reminded me with a mischievous grin today.
Mizgeen had an echo, ECG, and blood test today, the first after his discharge from Sheba hospital yesterday. Since he had such a big surgery, the doctors are being especially careful to monitor his progress. His echo today looked good and his cardiologist wants to see him again in a week.
As always, everyone enjoyed Mizgeen’s company in the waiting room. He passed the time playing superheroes with me, saying hello to all the hospital staff he has befriended over the last few weeks, and practicing his kung fu moves.
Mizgeen, as always, kept us laughing with his big personality and endless supply of energy.
Thank God for Mizgeen’s recovery, and we look forward to bringing him to our guesthouse in Jerusalem soon.
Mizgeen’s mom was a bit nervous for the surgery. Mizgeen, on the other hand, was exuberant about everything from the Spiderman cartoons he got to watch before going to the operating room, to the small wheelchair the nurse brought for him. “Wow, so cool,” he kept saying under his breath as the nurse wheeled him down the hall to the elevators.
The doctor did ask some questions which Mizgeen’s mother’s friends could translate via cellphone. Also the doctor did some tests and said everything is fine with Mizgeen. He did notice however, a tremor during some tests.
All in all, the assessment went very fast and successfully. Let’s thank God for it.
In the meantime, we’ll enjoy time with him and his mother in Jaffa.
The same infectious sweetness and joy was there in his smiling face as he sat up in his bed to greet me.
Today we waited with Mizgeen’s mother at Sheba hospital, while Mizgeen was having his diagnostic cath. Also another mom was waiting with us, who’s child was in surgery. Both mothers know each other very well, since they were together in quarantine and I think both enjoyed accompanying each other.
The cath went very well and the doctor told us Mizgeen was very stable and is ready for a surgery. Mizgeen’s mother was very worried and cried throughout the day from time to time, but after the good news she was relieved and happy.
Praise God for these results and please be praying for a good surgery; the date for this still to be determined.
During the last weeks that Mizgeen and his mother stayed at our community home, we all enjoyed it a lot to spend the time with both of them. His mother shared that Mizgeen has three older sisters at home and that he loves them a lot and is missing them very much. He is a very calm and smart boy and knows a lot of English words and even some sentences, which makes it easy and a lot of fun to be together with him and spend the time. He is coming over to our staff house many times and likes it to spend time with us, as we are like sisters to him.
Please be praying for him and his lovely mother to settle in well at the hospital and that the catheterization goes well tomorrow and can bring some more clarity of how they can treat him in the best way.