She was laughing a lot as Bria and I were hunting each other with the balloon and forgot that she was angry at her oxygen sensor a minute ago. We are so thankful for all the steps she is making and seeing her improving.
We wouldn’t be surprised if she will get discharged from the hospital soon and this time we will hopefully be able to be less nervous about having her in our house as her heart problem is fixed now and her oxygen saturation are so good! Thank you God for our little miracle Maryana!
This afternoon, I saw Maryana for the first time since our exciting trip to the emergency room last week. What a difference just a few days makes! I found her sitting up in her bed in the ICU, watching videos on her mom’s phone.
Her lips and fingers are no longer blue and she’s already full of energy just one day after surgery. Her mom brought out a toy for her and she loved taking apart all the pieces and dropping them one by one out of her bed.
This morning we got surprisingly the message from Maryana’s mother that Maryana is going into surgery right now, only four days after her arrival in Israel. We were amazed how calm her mother stayed even though her daughter went into a big surgery. She stayed calm though the whole waiting time and showed me a lot of pictures of her other five kids back home in Kurdistan and her one grandchild! Maryana is her youngest child and loved so much by her whole family.
Only a few waiting-hours later, around four hours after Maryana went into surgery, her surgeon came out and reported that everything went well and Maryana is stable. One hour later her mother was allowed to see her daughter again and was full of joy to see her so good. With this surgery the doctors could completely fix her heart problems and it will allow her to have a normal life without Tet spills nearly every day.
This evening we welcomed our new Kurdish child Maryana. Luisa and I picked her and her wonderful mom up at the airport and brought them here to Ashdod where they could get some rest and good Kurdish food that the other moms prepared for them.
Maryana directly started playing with the other kids and seems to feel comfortable here. Her mom already knew two of the other moms so she was glad to come to a house where not everyone and everything is new.
Maryana turned just two years old a few weeks ago and is diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot. This means that she also has frequent episodes of de-saturation and is turning blue for a couple of minutes. Please pray that in her time in our house, Maryana will stay stable and safe! Let us pray for a successful treatment for our cute girl!