He then went into an EKG and an echo, which I don’t think showed anything out of the ordinary. He is getting so big! Praise God for this beautiful boy’s recovery!
Seeing how he acts now, it’s hard to believe that he had a major surgery just eight days ago! Our happy Mohammed is almost all the way back to normal!
His mom was very happy to be allowed to return home to Gaza. Mohammed will need to return in one month for a check-up echo. Praise God for our sweet boy’s recovery!
Please pray that he will continue to recover well.
His doctor told me also that he is doing much better than yesterday! He was lying in his bed, following us with his eyes, and sometimes nearly smiling. He looked still very tired which is understandable, as his big surgery was only five days ago, and he still gets some oxygen support.
Thank you Lord that Mohammed is getting better every day!
When I visited him he was crying a lot and his mother told me that he was really tired. It was hard to see him crying like this as I got to know him as a really joyful child. I tried to calm him down a bit by playing airplane with him using his tummy. Suddenly he stopped crying and looked at the tummy and then at me curiously. While I continued he slowly closed his eyes and fell asleep. It was a nice experience with him and I was so thankful that he could sleep peacefully.
This Monday morning, coworker Elise and I were able to visit little Mohammed in the Pediatric ICU of Sheba Hospital after his surgery. We expected to find him still intubated, but when we arrived, he was sleeping peacefully without any tubes. I stood at his bedside with his mother who was very relieved the surgery went well. A doctor told us that Mohammed is recovering very well so far and is in a good condition.
We thank God for the successful surgery. God sees little Mohammed and his family. We pray blessings upon them of grace and love.
After a long time of not knowing if he would get the permission to cross the Erez border into Israel, at about 11 am today, we were able to collect Mohammed and bring him to Sheba Hospital where an echo appointment was waiting for him.
We were delighted how cute and happy this little boy was. While we were waiting, he always smiled and was interested in all his surroundings. He had to do an ECG first, and even then he was curious but calm. At his echo later, Mohammed felt a bit uncomfortable but we played with him and some nursery rhymes did the trick.
We left the hospital and brought Mohammed and his mother to our family site in Ashdod, where they will stay with us until the doctors decide if little Mohammed needs a cath.
We want to thank God for this happy little boy and want to pray for their time with us.
Mohammed and his mother were directly welcomed in the hospital by two of her sisters who are living in Israel. They also helped her with the beginning of the admission as they are perfectly fluent in Hebrew.
Little Mohammed had his first ECG, echo and x-ray here at Sheba hospital. As he and his mother had troubles getting their permission to come to Israel, he arrived at Sheba very late and all the examinations and conversations with the doctors took a very long time. His mother was very tired, but she was patiently waiting until the end.
Tomorrow, Mohammed will have a diagnostic catheterization. The doctors want to understand his heart better before his surgery, as he has a complicated case of Tetralogy of Fallot. Please pray for a successful catheterization tomorrow and for wisdom for his doctors!