Loai’s grandmoither greeted us warmly. We spent some time seeking to encourage her. She had been sick this past week but was feeling better today.
This grandmother has a very good sense of humor. The big joke of the day was how different food in the hospital is to food from Gaza. She showed us some paperwork which had to do with a proposed operation for Loai, in nine days on Tuesday, to attach a food tube to his stomach to increase his consumption of food and increase his weight, as the nurse at the front desk said that Loai is increasing his weight very slowly.
During our visit we were also able also to chat with Loai’s father via cell phone.