A day of first assessments

Niyan was up bright and early this morning for her first appointment at Sheba hospital.

She had an ECG and two echoes, and the cardiologist carefully reviewed the report from her previous surgery in India. Niyan was extra patient all day, even though her echoes took over an hour.

During the waiting time, she enjoyed getting to know little Rifan from Gaza.

Because her heart is a little complicated, Niyan needs a CT scan and diagnostic cath before the doctors can make a decision about surgery.

At the end of the afternoon, her cardiologist gave her some chips and chocolate as a special gift for being so patient all day. Even after such a long day, Niyan was still all smiles and energy by dinnertime in Ashdod tonight. We’re looking forward to spending time with her in the coming days before her next appointments.