A future and a hope

When we entered the 4th floor this morning Lawi was standing outside his room in the hall as if he would have waited for us. It took a few seconds until I noticed him and shouted “Oh, good morning Lawi!” I was so happy to see him. He smiled at us with his cute and shy smile.
One of the nurses told me that Lawi’s catheterization will definitely be today, they just don’t know the exact time yet. I realized that the nine year old was a little bored and so I was more than glad to find these two puzzles that were just perfect for his age.

Spending time with Lawi really is a blessing as he is such a lovely, gentle and calm boy. He has just a very sweet and humble spirit.

Finally at 10:20 they took him into the cath. His dad remained completely calm. And as we were also waiting with Samir’s mum for Samir’s surgery to end we were a lovely little group of waiting people.

The cath didn’t take too long. When I came into Lawi’s room afterwards he was already half awake again. He was stable and seemed to be fine. But after we had given him a tiny bit of water he had to throw up. Nevertheless he remained calm. Everything about him is just so lovely. The way he pulls a face, the way he talks with his sweet little voice, the way he nods to say he is alright, the way he loves his dad…

The result of his cath is quite challenging: the function of the ventricles of his heart is very bad and the treatment options are limited. The doctor said they’ll have a conference to discuss what’s best for Lawi. Please pray for wisdom and that God’s will will be done in Lawi’s life!

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11