Pray for strength

Yesterday, co-worker Georgia received a call from Sheba hospital that Dina was very unwell, requiring resuscitation and emergency surgical intervention due to bleeding most likely caused by the infection in her heart that she has been battling.

Co-worker Sabrina and I traveled to the hospital in the evening to spend time with Dina’s mother. When we arrived to the hospital, we found her in the company of two other mothers from Kurdistan. We shared a lovely meal and lovely time together as we waited for the surgery to end.

It was so wonderful to see how the families care for each other in the hospital setting and also to see the medical staff diligently care for these children. The surgery was almost six hours in total and this extended from late Saturday night to early Sunday morning.

Dina’s mom was so strong, she kept on saying that the doctors here are wonderful and she is trusting that Dina is in the care of good doctors. This is Dina’s third surgery. The surgeons were able to stop the bleeding. They explained that she is still very weak. We pray that Dina will be able to recover with strength from the Lord.