Today my Coworker Joanne and I picked up Rifan at Erez Crossing point and brought them to Sheba Medical Center. She had an Echo and an ECG today. For now she is doing pretty okay and has to come for an echo in three months. Rifan is a very cute little Girl and I really enjoyed the time with her today. Please pray for blessing and protection for this little girl.
After the appointment we brought them back to Gaza. We will see her in three months again for Rifan’s next check up. Please pray for Rifan and her family and that the fluid and the infection will be cleared up the next time we see her.
During my visit, a nurse came into the room and told me that Rifan is doing really well overall and that her amount of medicine is getting decreased a bit. Praise the Lord. This is really good news. They also wanted to try to give her milk today via mouth rather than nasal tube, at least to begin this transition.
Rifan’s mother was smiling a lot today. It is always really interesting to see how much the happiness of the parent is dependent on the health circumstance of their child. For example, when I asked Rifan’s mother how she was doing, she said better because her beloved daughter Rifan is doing better, and that if Rifan is not doing well, then she, Rifan’s mother, is also not doing well.
Please pray for ongoing healing for baby Rifan and for peace for Rifan’s mother in every situation.
Rifan is still receiving oxygen support however, it is hoped that she will recover even more in the next days, and extubation can be attempted again.
Rifan’s mom was really sweet and also joined us later outside in the waiting area with other mothers.
Please pray for further improvement.
Rifan was placed back on mechanical ventilation over the weekend, and her doctors saw that one side of Rifan’s diaphragm was paralyzed; today they took her into a short procedure to correct that. She will be recovering for sometime before they try extubation again. Thank you for your continued prayers for her life.
We ask for your prayers for tomorrow. That Gods healing hand is on this child.
I got to know the mother a little today, she is very kind. We bless this mother in this difficult time.
Appreciating Sheba and thanking God.