Sweet little Sanad was discharged today to go back to Gaza. She recovered very well from her emergency catheterization a week ago. She doesn’t even need to take medicines. In a month Sanad will come back to see the cardiologist for a checkup and maybe a plan for what she needs in the future. Please pray that Sanad will remain stable in this month in Gaza. Thank you God for looking out for Sanad and for saving her life last week.
‘For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.- Psalm 100:5
Today I founded our new born extubated, and doing very well after her cath at Sheba Medical Center yesterday.
A fortune for me, was to feel Sanad’s hold on my finger.
She woke up while I was talking and praying for her; she, with only a few days of being born, was holding her own feeding bottle and in her own way, drinking her milk.
This little, little girl has made a good progress since her procedure. The doctors are still hopeful for a good recovery and her return home to be fast. Her mom and dad miss her so much.
Arriving in Israel on Holiday Eve
Doctors in Gaza contacted us urgently Thursday, the day Sanad was born. Echo exam showed the pulmonary valve of her heart was not working. She was living off the tiny ductus in the heart which closes shortly after birth.
Sanad was given a special medication to keep the ductus open, while we searched for a place for her in Israel. This morning the Sheba Medical Center informed us they could accept her, and thank God after close cooperation between authorities in Gaza and Israel, a Magen David Adom ICU ambulance brought Sanad safely to Sheba.
Sanad reached Israel just as the long Shabbat/Shavuot holiday weekend was beginning. We thank God she made it just in time.