A Lot of Tests

Brave Musa had a long day, which he wasn’t looking forward to at all. He needed to be admitted today for a catheterisation tomorrow, but because his problem is complex, he also needed to be seen at the pulmonary clinic.

I waited with him and his father for a few hours today to carry out some lung functions tests and to be seen by the pulmonary doctor. I very much enjoy going to different departments with the families, and today was no different; it’s because I always feel so honoured to be able to explain to new people that these lovely families have come here from Kurdistan for their interventions, and then I feel so blessed that I have the privilege of knowing all these Kurdish families now. Musa and his father show so many of the beautiful characteristics of the Kurdish people which I have observed; Musa is brave in the face of what he fears. He is confident, fun and polite to meet all the hospital staff, and tests out bits of English. And his father is a calm and steady rock, and I can see how deeply committed he is to Musa’s well being.

So praise God for this family, made in His image and reflecting His glory!

So Musa is now in the hospital, waiting for a complex catheterisation tomorrow. The cause of his breathlessness, and cyanosis is due to there being a mass in one of his lungs. And in Israel, the medical team in the cath lab here will be able to fix this issue from inside the blood vessels tomorrow, God willing.. I was astounded to hear the doctor explain that this morning, the team had a meeting to review his CT scan from the previous day; they have measured each of his relevant blood vessels and are able to use a specifically sized coil to be able to block off the blood supply to this mass in the lung, which then should cause the blood flow to be functioning properly.

Praise God for the wisdom and skill of the doctors here in Israel! And praise Him for working in Musa’s life to bring him here. Praise Him for giving wisdom to the Kurdish doctors, who had the humility and hope of sending him here, instead of attempting a risky surgery in Kurdistan.

Please keep Musa in your prayers, he is a special young man, and God has been working to being him here and breathe his life into him.

“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:14‭-‬21