A Happy Surprise

Today Yousef, Mary, and I drove to Hadassah hospital to see sweet Mohammed. We went to the room he had been in since his admission, only to find it was empty. A nurse saw our confusion and Yousef asked her where he was, to which she replied that because he is doing so well, he was moved to the fourth floor, which is a pediatric ward. “It is a happy surprise to all of us,” she said the joy.

When we came to his new room on floor four, him and his mother were asleep. They woke up in time for the lunch the hospital provides, and it was so nice to see Mohammed and his beautiful mother again. She immediately seemed more relaxed than when we first met, which is probably due to the surgery being over, and Mohammed recovering so well!  Overall, she was shining and joyful, and Mohammed even gave us an elusive smile of which I tried to snap a picture.

While we were with them today, Mohammed had an echo which showed the results of his surgery were very good, but his lung pressure was still high, so they will put him on medicine for that. Please be praying for this treatment to work, high lung pressure is something we’ve all become familiar with because of how often it effects our kids with heart defects. But praise God this didn’t hinder his surgery, and far from it; to everyone’s surprise, this sweet, boy is thriving.

Before we left, Mohammed’s mum showed a video of a new toy car that his dad got him to ride around the house on. His mum was beaming as the video played.  I can’t imagine her relief, her joy, of thinking of the prospect of going home with her sweet boy, who had made it safely through surgery. These two are such a gift, and it was a privilege to spend time with them today.