Today, almost a week after the catheterization to treat her pulmonary stenosis, Salli was discharged from Sheba hospital. Coworker Julio and I drove her and her sweet grandmother back to Gaza to be reunited with her family.
During the cath, the doctors noticed an irregular heart rate and they corrected it with an electric shock, then everything was fine. Salli is in the ICU now. She will have some assessments like a blood test to see how her condition develops. She is still intubated for now. The doctor said it could be a long process for Salli.
Salli’s grandma was very calm during the cath but afterwards became stressed as she had a difficult time communicating due to language barriers. The doctor came by after a few minutes and explained everything in Arabic for her as well as for Salli’s mother on the phone.
Salli, dearly loved as the first daughter to her mother and father, was diagnosed with pulmonary stenosis. She will likely need an interventional catheterization to treat this defect, possibly this week.