Making good progress
Osaid is making progress. He has gained 1.6 kilos and is now weighing 2.6 kilos. This makes his mother very proud and happy and she hopes that she can take him home soon. The doctors at Sheba Hospital just want to make sure that Osaid is able at least keep the weight for a few days or even better gain a bit more before he can go home.
One last step
Finally doing better
Osaid was moved to the secondary ICU in Sheba Hospital yesterday after he was doing well without oxygen support for a long time. When I visited his mother there, he was peacefully sleeping and she proudly showed me his cute outfit that she chose for him after only wearing hospital clothes since arriving there.
He is still very very skinny and needs to gain a lot of weight until he can be discharged to his home in the West Bank. For the time being, we pray that he will grow into a strong, healthy young boy.
Extubated and Awake
When I walked into Osaid’s room in Sheba Hospital’s Pediatric ICU today, I was surprised to see him breathing on his own and looking around in his hospital room! I didn’t know he was successfully extubated, and so I was very excited to see the little boy awake for the first time! Later I talked to his mother and she asked me very proudly: “Did you see Osaid? He is better!”
Thanking God today for this precious life.
Osaid has had some trouble breathing during the week. Every time we asked the doctors about his condition, they told us that they want to extubate him. They always said they will extubate him either today or tomorrow, but to our surprise, he still stayed intubated over the weekend.
When we asked the doctors about this, they explained to us that they had him extubated but he was struggling to breathe on his own so they decided to intubate him again. Now they will slowly reduce the support from the ventilator for the next couple of days and then hopefully extubate him soon. His mother is so patiently waiting and is always kind when I see her.
Osaid has lost a lot of weight since he’s been admitted to the ICU so she is worried about him but never gets so frustrated that she doesn’t want to show her son to everyone and proudly glance at his cute tiny face.
Please be with Osaid and his mother in prayer. Pray for his recovery and that he can be extubated soon.
After his first surgery in Sheba Hospital on Thursday, the doctors left Osaid’s chest open in case he deteriorated and they had to intervene quickly. Today his doctor had the good news for us that they were able to close his chest again!
Osaid is doing well after surgery so far, he is still intubated, but he is stable and recovering well. Thank you God for being with Osaid and his mother!
Two weeks old Osaid arrived to Sheba Hospital from the West Bank this evening with his parents via ambulance.
He is diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a serious heart condition. He will receive the very best care at the hospital and will hopefully have his urgent surgery soon.
Prayers for this little life are greatly appreciated.