The day after his extubation Kamel is still stable and doing well. This is a huge step for him as he had to get reintubated the last two times they tried to extubate him. He doesn’t even get oxygen support anymore. The doctor also told me that his heart is still not very good and that they want to start a new medication soon.
Thank you Lord that Kamel is slowly getting better!
When we entered Kamels room this morning at Sheba Hospital, there was one thing that we recognized right away: Kamel was extubated! It was very great to see him that lively during his dreams, and later on when he was awake trying to realize what is happening.
Although he cried a bit, he really seemed to be happy about some company. His grandmother is really caring for him, but she also seems to be a bit tired and exhausted. So coworker Luisa went out of the ICU with her to distract her a bit. She really seemed to enjoy it!
Dear Lord, we want to thank you for the big steps Kamel is making. Thank you for his wonderful grandmother that cares so much about him! Please give both of them strength to keep on going!
One day after his arrival in Israel, Kamel already had a catheterization at Sheba Hospital this morning. It was mostly diagnostic but the doctors also widened one of the valves in his heart. Kamel is doing well afterwards. The doctors are watching him closely to see if he will need further intervention or surgery.
Please continue to pray for this little boy and his grandmother. It’s not easy for her to be away from the family!
New arrival in Sheba Hospital
At midday today, newborn Kamel arrived from Gaza via ambulance to Sheba Medical Center.
They brought him straight into the ICU and started right away to check if he is well. After that, they started to intubate him.
Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to enter Kamel’s room, but I talked a bit to his grandmother and she seemed to be very calm. I’m sure she will be a big supporter for Kamel.
Please pray for little Kamel in this fragile time for him.