Today Deborah and I walked into the pediatric cardiac ICU to find nurses in both rooms of the two new children from Gaza. Thankfully, one of the cardiologists was there also, and could explain what was going on. The prognosis for little Hussein is not positive, he has Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR), and is due to have surgery tomorrow morning. Hussein’s condition is dire, as he got here “one month too late.” They do not know if he will survive the surgery tomorrow morning.
His sweet grandma had a meeting with a doctor and social worker to explain the situation, and she was very calm. The doctor drew a diagram as the social worker translated everything.
I don’t know if she accepted this, but she didn’t seem phased by the news. The last words of the meeting was that he’s in God’s hands. That’s where he has always been, and always will be. The doctor who met with us, said that although they are not sure of the outcome, they’re still going to do everything they can. They will still try their hardest to save his life. It was a moment where I was taken aback to see the resolve in this doctor’s eyes, to do everything he can to save the life of this little baby, and then add that this family is from Gaza and the staff of the hospital are Israelis. They are united in the cause of Hussein’s life.
Please, friends, let us not become weary of petitioning our Father for righteous causes, for the lives of these children’s. Please pray that Hussein would come out of the operating room, and everyone involved will see the glory of the lord. In closing, we declare these lyrics from a song called I Will Trust My Saviour Jesus, by CityAlight:
“I will trust my saviour Jesus
When my darkest doubts befall
Trust Him when to simply trust Him
Seems the hardest thing of all
Jesus, only Jesus
Help me trust You more and more
Jesus, only Jesus
May my heart be ever Yours.”
May Hussein’s heart be ever yours, and may we trust our Saviour Jesus when darkest doubts befall.