Jamal is doing well!! His chest is now closed and tomorrow doctors plan to extubate him. During our whole visit with Jamal and his grandmother at Sheba Hospital, Jamal was sleeping soundly. That gave his grandma and me the chance to talk to each other, via Google translate. Grandma also speaks some English. We talked about God, that Jamal is in the hands of God and that God is great and full of love.
Hoping for a stable extubation process tomorrow.
This morning the doctors at Sheba Hospital finally closed Jamal’s chest! It’s so great that they were able to do it without any complications. Jamal’s grandmother was waiting very patiently until we could talk to a doctor, who was able eventually to tell us that Jamal is on a very good track. When we told his grandmother the good news she seemed to be so relieved!
Thank you, Lord, so much for this successful surgery and thank you, that you’re holding Jamal in your hands all the time. Please be with his grandmother and give her strength for this rough time!
Still waiting for surgery
Our little boy Jamal is still waiting in the Intermediate Pediatric ICU of Sheba Hospital for his surgery to switch his great arteries. He was scheduled for surgery today, but again it got delayed because of another emergency surgery.
As there are holidays starting in Israel now, Jamal’s surgery is now scheduled for next Wednesday and we are praying that it will finally take place! His grandmother is waiting patiently with him and always greets us with a smile when we are walking into her hospital room.
Little Jamal didn’t end up having his surgery at Sheba Hospital today to switch his great arteries. The doctors aren’t sure yet when his surgery will be, though hopefully tomorrow or the next day.
Jamal’s grandmother is great friends with another grandmother also at the hospital, and it was fun to see them chatting with each other and asking about each other’s grandchildren.
Jamal is stable for now, and still enjoying his sister’s pink pacifier. Please pray that the doctors will be able to give him his surgery soon, and that it will go well.
The name Jamal means beauty, charm and grace in Arabic – and that’s so true, just look at this picture!
Jamal is waiting for a big surgery at Sheba Hospital, of at least six hours in length. It will take place tomorrow or the next day. Jamal’s grandmother is doing a great job being with her grandson!
Today, we also had some danish volunteers, it was so great to see how Jamal’s grandmother really was moved when one of them prayed for Jamal. Her name is Hedi. We are praying with her for God’s grace over Jamal and for his upcoming surgery!