Sweet Dleza was discharged because her cath was postponed until next Tuesday. As soon as we turned the corner into the 5th floor ICU we ran into her and brother, who told us the news. They were both very positive and didn’t mind returning home at all, and it was nice because they got to be here for Darbaz’s going away party.
Because of the high volume of children in the ICU plus the urgent cases that crop up, the cath lab has been very busy lately. One of the doctors asked me today, “Are you guys bringing more kids than you used to?!” It’s easy to get overwhelmed at the sheer magnitude of need, but then you think about the individual, like when I saw Dleza today and we hadn’t seen each other in a few days, we collided into a hug. You remember each child has hopes, fears, likes, dislikes, a past and a future, and all of this is known by God. If He even takes care of the sparrows we have nothing to fear, for we are worth more than many sparrows to Him. And that’s when I think what a privilege this is: to know Dleza, and to become as close as family. Please pray for Dleza and her brother to be open to Jesus our redeemer, and that He would guide the doctors in her cath on Tuesday.