How nice to get such good news! After Hamza finished a standard echo and ECG at Sheba Hospital today, his doctor told us he is doing very well. So good that he doesn’t even need medicine anymore.
In order to make sure that he stays in good condition, Hamza has another follow-up appointment in Gaza in six months, and then in Israel in 12 months. Thank God for the healing and for taking care of Hamza.
Other coworkers told me that he has grown significantly since his last visit to Israel in July. They were very happy to welcome him in such good shape. May God continue to bless Hamza and his mother on their way. We were honored to have had them both here. It was especially fun and easy to communicate with Hamza’s mother because of her knowledge of English.
Little Hamza was sleeping so peacefully at Sheba Hospital today! He is finally without oxygen support – as you can see in the picture. We are very happy that Hamza is doing so well, even the doctors thought about discharging him today.
Unfortunately, Hamza’s Clexane levels were a little bit too high, so he needs to stay for one or two more days in hospital for them to adjust his dose.
“Lord, we pray that you would keep little Hamza in your arms and would give him the strength he needs to grow and remain stable,” – be invited to join our prayer for Hamza.
Our cute Hamza is getting better every day. He is only getting a little oxygen support and the doctors hope that soon his lungs will open up more and he can breath without this support.
They are happy about his recovery and want to give him a little more time to recover after this big surgery. His cute grandmother and mother are trying to switch places so that under the loving care of his mother, he will recover faster. If he continues to be well and improves, they can maybe even think about discharging him home back to Gaza at the end of this week.
Thanks for praying for this little boy, only 25 days old!
It's time for respiratory therapy
We found Sheba staff working intensively on tiny Hamza today, suctioning mucus out of his airways as he wheezed, sneezed and coughed.
They are providing him respiratory therapy and also attempting to teach his grandmother to perform some of these exercises on him herself.
The family is applying now for permission to bring Hamza’s mother to the hospital, so she can also learn how to care for him both now and in the future.
Hamza is woke up and extubated after his surgery at Sheba Hospital on Wednesday.
When we went into his room, we found Hamza staring at his grandma, she was talking and praying with him, it was a nice picture to see. This weekend our little boy was waking up, and finally he could be extubated.
Thank you for your prayers for this little one.
After his surgery yesterday, Hamza continues stable. The doctors have an eye on him, and there’s still the 24 decisive hours to go.
It takes time to get the sedatives out of his system, so he’ll be awake enough to try to extubated him tomorrow. For now, we only have to wait until Hamza wakes up and then the doctors will recognize if he’s capable of breathing without any oxygen support.
Successful, and long surgery
Today was Hamza’s surgery, it was longer than expected.
Hamza has a transposition of the great arteries (TGA) condition that needed to be addressed. The surgery began in the morning hours and ended around five in the afternoon.
His condition is stable but they are still going to keep him under observation to see what his condition is and how he improves. Please keep praying for Hamza full healing and his grandmother to have full peace of mind during the stay in the hospital.
New arrival Hamza is only two weeks old and was already scheduled to go into surgery at Sheba Hospital today. Because of a more urgent surgery need elsewhere in the department, Hamza’s surgery wasn’t possible today, but will be delayed.
He arrived in Israel this past Friday together with his grandmother, who is very sweet and kind. She told me a few times how beautiful her little grandson is. She was very happy to see me today and spend some time with me and some other women from Gaza while we were waiting for another surgery.
God please bless this little beautiful boy and his grandmother!