In the hands of God

Despite the medical report stating Salwa is stable since the procedure yesterday, her mother was fairly worried and upset today.

Salwa has some oxygen support from nasal cannula, and she doesn’t yet feed at all orally. We are all hoping she remains in a stable condition so that she does not need another intervention for her lung, potentially even a small surgery.

Co-worker Alena and I invited Salwa’s mother to come outside with us and she jumped at the chance. We sat together in the shade of a tree outside the hospital, where Salwa’s mother could finally relax and breathe a little.

She asked if there was any danger, as she and her family have seen on Facebook that there is rocket fire coming over from Gaza at the moment. We tried to reassure her that we hoped it would be safe. She sent some photos of the beautiful clear blue sky to her family, and smiled and laughed on video call to them. It’s good to get a change of scenery.
When we can’t be sure of what the future holds, it is good to know that we are in the hands of God.