Waiting on Aurfa to awaken

Today was my first day at Sheba hospital. It was a special experience.

Co-worker Tabea and I visited little Aurfa in the pediatric ICU. Aurfa’s mother welcomed us with a smile, but I could see in her eyes that she was worried. Aurfa’s situatuon is stable for now, but it can change very easily.

Because we speak very little Kurdish, our communication with Aurfa’s mom was only nonverbal. But even without verbal communication, it was a nice visit. While we were visiting, an attending nurse told us that first Aurfa needed to wake up so the doctors can assess what’s next for her treatment. But Aurfa didn’t want to wake up, so the doctors are waiting a bit longer.

When the nurse left, Tabea and I prayed for Aurfa’s mother and for Aurfa, and then it was time to go. It was a special experience to pray to God. It gives so much rest that we can lay our doubts and fears in His hands, knowing that He will take care of us.