A nice break at Ashdod beach
After his successful catheterization last week, Miran is now back at our family home in Ashdod.
Coworker Simona and I used the free time to go to the beach with him and other Kurdish children. How nice to see them playing so juyful. Together with the other children, Miran took a few steps into the cool water. He didn’t stay dry, but that wasn’t a problem, because we had enough towels with us.
His mother seemed to be having a good time too. She took some photos with the other Kurdish mothers and had a good conversation. Thank you, Lord, for this time off and the recovery between the catheterization and the following appointments in the hospital.
Please continue to bless Miran as new challenges arise in the coming weeks.
Little Miran had his catheterization today and by the time Craig and I arrived at Sheba Hospital, he was already in the middle of it.
We eagerly awaited the results. When I approached the ICU and heard him crying, I was a little concerned at first. However, the nurse was able to calm me down. His catheterisation went well and he can probably return to our family-house in Ashdod tomorrow, together with his Kurdish friend who also had a catheterisation today. Thank the Lord for protecting Miran so well today.
In fact, Miran stopped crying as soon as there was no more doctor in the room and his mother looked relieved. When I wanted to sit down with the two, Miran started to crying again. I guess I looked like a doctor to him with my face mask on. So I quickly left the room again. This is also the reason why Miran is not in the picture. Instead, you can see a photo from a while ago above. After the catherisation, his brown eyes shine just like in the old picture.
After a long trip, Miran and his mother arrived today safely with two other kids and their moms from Kurdistan. When I picked them up at Ben Gurion Airport all of them were really tired and we were all glad when we arrived in Ashdod.
At first Miran didn’t look so happy about seeing so many unfamiliar people, but not too long afterwards, he was walking around the house like he was exploring something unknown and even gave me a smile. We are glad to have them with us and hope that his treatment goes well.
Please pray for him and his family for the time they are staying with us for treatment and even afterwards when they go home, that he can grow up just like any other child.