Amina had an echo at Sheba Hospital today and because she had an improvement, doctors decreased her medication.
Amina’s echo was a journey however. While we waited for the procedure’s completion, Amina had an electrocardiogram done, was measured and weighed and had her temp taken.
When the doctor came to talk about the echo results, Amina’s mother asked him if Amina was stable even though she was with fever a few days before. However, the doctor was happy with the echo results and decided to reduce one of Amina’s medications. He also scheduled a follow up appointment on Sunday for Amina.
But to be careful, and based on the report of fever, the doctor decided to order a blood test for Amina. The blood test results confirmed Amina’s health is good; she doesn’t have a virus or a bacteria. On Sunday, Amina will take only one medication, and will have to come back to the hospital for her follow up appointment.
Amina just arrived in Israel and is already admitted to Sheba Hospital. This little girl really needs surgery to get better, so it’s perfect that they just arrived in time in Israel.
Today, little Amina had a CT scan and the doctors scheduled her for surgery on Thursday.
Yesterday, Amina’s mother didn’t expect to stay in the hospital. So, coworker Bria and I brought her some clothes today. She was really happy to be visited and was eager to talk to me about how Amina is doing. It’s a rough time for them.
We pray that Amina can have her surgery and it will help her little heart. We just experienced it this week with another child who came to Israel and went directly to the hospital, had surgery and got discharged in one week. May it will also work out that well for Amina and her mother. The Lord bless them.
Coworker Hanna and I picked up a little beautiful and sleepy Amina from the airport today. Amina’s mother already sent me a picture of them in the plane, so we could find them easily.
When we arrived in Ashdod, we went directly to their room and they could rest a little after the long flight.
Amina and her mother are refugees from Syria. We figured out how we can talk with each other a little: Arabic, Kurdish, hands and feet. It was nice to spend some time with them, and to get to know them.
Amina is the youngest of three girls in her family. She has a heart defect named Tetralogy of Fallot. Her oxygen saturation is really bad and I could see how blue her fingers are.
I never saw it that bad on the fingers of any child at Shevet before. We hope and pray that Amina and her mother will have a blessed time in Israel, and also will have a successful surgery or cath. Amina is a cute little girl. So thankful they came safely to us.