Getting to Know Arkan

Today I had the pleasure of bringing Arkan for his CT angiography. We left at 7 in the morning, and just as I was walking out of the door to see if him and dad were ready, we bumped into one another in the hallway! I’d been looking forward to get to know Arkan more; him and his dad are so kind and humble. During the wait Arkan and I played several rounds of tic tac toe (he won three times and I won once). This special because I was praying for insight for how best to help him feel relaxed during this time leading up to the CT, and he seemed to genuinely enjoy playing this game. We waited for two hours, and as he had been fasting since last night, it would have been understandable if he was frustrated or upset, but he was so calm and quiet all the way through. Around 10 he had the CT done and it took less than ten minutes! He drank several cups of water after as we waited for another 15 minutes per orders of the nurses to make sure he was okay after the scan.

Now we wait for the cardiologists to interpret the CT scan and decide what to do next! Please pray that soon Arkan will be able to have surgery, and please continue to pray for building relationships with the sweet boy!