Abeer’s long-time chaperone and Aunt was able to leave the hospital and return to her home in Gaza today. She has been in hospital for several months with Abeer and needed the break. Her younger brother, Abeer’s dad, is now the official chaperone and care-giver for Abeer.
Abeer is still experiencing problems breathing at night. She has external oxygen support (see tube at the left of the photograph) and gaining weight remains a problem…!
Your prayer support for this little fighter is appreciated.
I went to Hadassah Hospital to make my visits today. First stop was Abeer.
Abeer is doing better. Her excretions at the surgical site are down in volume. She seems to be doing fine even without the tube that helps to take them away.
Abeer’s weight remains above three kilos so there seems to be an overall improvement today. She did not receive a stent, but the pressures seem to be OK as well. Thank you for your prayers for this little baby girl.
When I stepped into sweet little Abeer’s room today in the PICU of Hadassah Hospital, I caressed her head and she opened her eyes trying to look at me. It wasn’t an easy task to do, but when I held her hand and sang for her, I got her attention.
It’s easy to be discouraged if you look at all the struggle she’s facing, but when I stand beside this little precious baby girl, I see a fighter who is not ready to give up! That gives me hope for a good outcome of her situation so please, continue to surround her with your prayers and blessings.
I visited Abeer today in the PICU of Hadassah Hospital.
Yesterday’s unexpected situation of placing a stent to ease the flow of lymphatic fluids into the vein and then finding the connection to be without any blockage, and then not placing a stent, has left doctors needing more clarity for Abeer’s treatment. They don’t know what to do next, apart from hoping her body will recover by itself…
Our prayers are with Abeer and with the doctors regarding finding answers and direction to treat Abeer effectively.
Today was Abeer’s surgery day at Hadassah Hospital.
After about two hours in the surgery room, when the surgeon was prepared to replace the balloon with a stent in the blocked vein, baby Abeer came back to the PICU and we got the news that the blockage they expected to find in her vein, wasn’t there. It left a big question mark in the medical crew, and discussions will take place to try to solve the question how to continue from here.
There was no doubt about it, this discovery was a total surprice for the staff – all of whom I know do all they can for this little precious girl named Abeer.
Please continue to pray for her total healing and restoration, and please pray for wisdom and knowledge for all the medical staff as to how to go foreward in this matter.
At 8:40 this morning in Hadassah Hospital, doctors and attending staff have just brought Abeer in for the cath on floor 3. I’ve never been in this small waiting room before.
Please pray for her.
Written by Michiel:
It looks like the second analysis of the MRI successfully revealed the cause of the lymphatic system problems leading to today’s catheterization. Dr Ya’akovi explained that this morning’s catheterization, widening the vein to the heart, went well and they hope it will hold in the coming days, and that it will be shown by improvement of the lymphatic system. The doctor thinks the narrowed vein may have been caused by the surgery (happens more often), causing blood pressure to build up in the vein, causing the lymphatic fluid entry into the blood to stagnate… and that was the initial problem observed.
Looking forward to seeing Abeer’s healing begin. May it be so, God.
Written by Berith:
Abeer’s catheterization was successful so far, but we were told that after a couple of days they will know the outcome. Please continue to surround this precious, fragile little baby girl with your loving prayers and blessings. I wish you had been able to see the joy in the eyes of Abeer’s aunt when early in the morning I told her that people around the world are praying for Abeer but also for all her family, the aunt included. It was a smiling, and happy woman who hugged me and kissed me before I left the hospital, and I want to send her hugs and kisses forward to you all.
To be an intercessor is many times joyful but also very painful, so thank you for standing firm in your call. To see the joy and thankfulness in the relatives when I tell them about your love for their children and families, is a tremendous blessing. Always remember to honor our beloved Abba, both in good times and in bad. He is worthy of all our praise! HalleluJah!
Sweet little baby Abeer was closely wrapped up in blankets when coworker Ben and I visited her at Sheba Hospital today. The only thing you could see was her tiny little face, and once again it struck me how fragile these small babies’ lives are. At the same time I’m so happy that she is here in Hadassah in Jerusalem. I both see and feel the sincerity in the doctors and nurses to do all that they can to save these precious lives, and I admire their high standard to not let the children leave if there are still question marks in their treatments.
This litte beauty is going in for a catheterisation early tomorrow morning since the blood vessel upper right in her chest is partly blocked with bloodclots. The plan is to try to widen it with a balloon, and if that doesn’t work out well, they will instead make an operation.
Please join us in prayer for this little baby named Abeer, and cover her with blessings. She is very sick and needs a miracle, so I ask you all to hold her, her parents and her loving and caring aunt, up in prayer before The Most High.
Coworker Berith and I went to Hadassah Hospital to do our visits. First we went up to see Abeer and her aunt.
Abeer’s aunt is doing alright, although anxious about the results of Abeer’s MRI of last week. We tried to find out the answer to that question.
The charge nurse at that moment said he was not permitted to give any results from the MRI. That information could only be given by a doctor. I asked if Abeer had lost or gained weight and the nurse said that she had lost a bit of weight.
Also, we were informed that there were a number of emergencies on the floor so medical staff were free to chat with us. Regardless, we continue to lift Abeer in our prayers. She needs a breakthrough.
Today we visited Abeer in the PICU of Hadassah Hospital in En Kerem, Jerusalem. Abeer is chaperoned by her loving aunt who is faithfully keeping watch over her niece and is waiting patiently by her side, sleeping in a recliner chair by night.
Abeer is still unstable. Doctors and nurses are working to balance her. This includes finding the right level of sedation, keeping her intubated and resolving the multiple blood clots they are discovering in various places in her tiny form. They hope little Abeer will slowly improve with the constant application of their efforts.
Your prayers for this little fighter are greatly appreciated.
Today I visited Abeer in the PICU of Hadassah Hospital.
Abeer was sleeping peacefully when I entered the room. I was told by a nurse that Abeer is stable but still vulnerable. I could see t his just by looking at this little fighter.
The nurse explained some issues that Abeer is dealing with, chief among them being a blood clot discovered in one of Abeer’s neck veins. Doctors will try to remove the clot by using a catheter to apply clot-resolving medication.
This procedure has not yet commenced. Your prayers for the family, but espectially for Abeer are greatly appreciated.
I went to Hadassah Hospital today to visit little Abeer just one day after her surgery.
I found her sleeping and still intubated but completely stable and very calm. Currently the oxygen levels for Abeer stand at 97% which is a real exciting thing. This indicates the surgery was successful. Thank God.
I started this day reading Psalm 72, called the last of the prayers of David. He speaks of his son, perhaps initially thinking of Solomon, but soon it becomes clear that he speaks of the everlasting Son of David, our Messiah. He will save the children of the poor and the afflicted who have no helper, for their blood is precious in his sight.
I found much encouragement in these words as we press on to reach the forgotten children of Gaza, most recently tiny newborn Abeer. As her doctors struggle to control her pulmonary hypertension and she awaits surgery next week, we pray that God’s breath will remain in Abeer, and that her life will give him glory. In the name of the Son of David! Amen.
Last night coworkers Michiel, Ben and I traveled to Hadassah Hospital to support the sweet baby Abeer.
Abeer is just one day old. Her aunt arrived an hour earlier at the hospital. While we were entering the door into the PICU, we met an ambulance EMT who was trying to stabilize this tiny little baby as she had turned blue after her delivery in Gaza and was transported via ambulance to Hadassah Hospital in an attempt to try to save her life.
It humbles you when you see this happen in reality, how the boundaries fall and everyone involved in this amazing miracle join hands around one little fragile human being, in this case named Abeer. I love it.
A chair was brought forth for her aunt, a glass of water, a cup of tea, and after a little while another one of the mothers from Gaza came with a tray of food for her. It was beautiful to see all this happen, and during the happening of all this, her focus was upon the little one while the crew’s effort to try to stabilize her continued.
After a while my coworkers went home to sleep, and I felt blessed being able to stay. The hours passed by, and even if this aunt and I just spoke a little bit via a translation app on the phone, there was a warm and loving connection created between us while sharing this fragile experience.
All the time it struck me how calm and secure the medical staff seemed to be, even though some came and some left. Everyone was working together as one body, and I think both Abeer’s aunt and I were affected by their calmness, and I admired what I saw. In the middle of the night we were told that “there is an emergency situation,” and Abeer’s aunt was offered a room to go to sleep. The message was clear, we needed to leave the area at once, so we did.
What happened next was the doctors and medical staff immediately had to do an interventional catheterization in her heart. While the cath doesn’t solve the problem, but is only temporary, it was done to save her life ahead of the surgery.
Please pray for baby Abeer and her family, but please don’t forget to cover all the medical staff in prayer. They’re doing a marvellous job.