Yesterday we went to the hospital to visits the families and we had a few appointments. Riham’s mother was already at the entrance of Riham’s room waiting for us, and wanted to know for sure if Riham was going home. We assured her that we will take Riham to the house but she first needed to be trained to feed Riham by nasal tube. So I asked the nurses to train her and give her all the details she needs to know about Riham. Mom took it very well and was very cooperative to be trained. She cares for Riham and shows her much love. At the end of the day we brought Riham and Mom back to the house.
In the evening we had a lovely farewell party. We sang songs, showed pictures, shared words of encouragement and enjoyed a lovely biryani meal which was made by the mothers.
Today Mom had a outing together with a few other families. They went to Jerusalem and saw places where Suhail shared God’s Word with them. Riham stayed in the house because she needs a lot of care. She had her private nurse Svea, who took great care of her.
Tomorrow Riham and her mother will go home. We are sad to let her go and are also worried about her future. Riham needs a lot of care because she has severe brain damage. She needs a lot of medicine and is dependent on feeding by a nasal tube.
We pray for her and for the mother. May God give her the strength and the time to look after this precious girl. We lift them up before our Lord and Savior.
Today we visited Riham and her mother. The last couple of weeks have been very difficult for Mom. She had panic attacks with vomiting, dizzyness and headache. At times it was heart breaking so see Mom being so desperate. But today when I visited Riham and her mother, she was smiling and telling me that she was okay. I was so pleased to see her in a good spirit. We have been praying a lot for her and Riham.
Riham has a pacemaker but there has been an infection. She also can’t swallow because of brain damage and is depending of feeding by tube. She therefore has a nasal tube but the nasal tube can o my be used your several months. If she depends on this feeding than she will need a PEG tube in her abdomen. The pacemaker sits than on the wrong place. This replacement of the pacemaker is needed to be able to place the PEG tube. She therefore went for surgery. She did well and after two hours she was back in ICU. We pray that she will recover well. She also had a cold and runny nose. She is so adorable and it’s so sad to see her helplessness. May God restore her to show His power to all of us.
Today, our little Riham still fought the infection of her stomach. The doctors even considered doing a surgery. When they drove her into the first room of surgery, they examined her again to be sure, and then God intervened. They found out that the infection has already gone down, so they did not have to operate her. Praise the Lord! Her mother also was really peaceful during all the day and was also really happy not to have any operation again for her precious daughter.
May God continue to bless them and show them his will in all the small and big decision which has to be made in Riham’s life. May His will be done.
A touching and precious picture welcomed me, as I reached little Riham and her mother this morning. Riham was lying on her lap and was carefully bathing by her mom. Seeing her mother caring and intimately spending time with her daughter, filled us with deep joy. Riham started to get daily occupational physiotherapy and bathing which really helps her to be calm and also her chest health. You can really see how she is reacting to tight caressing, holding and hearing her mothers voice.
They also made an EEG scan this morning, as you can see on the picture. The results will come tomorrow.
Riham still really needs our prayers as well as her mother. May she can built a new intimacy with her daughter and may Riham feels peaceful inside.