Varin had an appointment for an MRI and MRA test for her heart today. There was a bit of confusion, as her mum was expecting also an MRI for her brain. The hospital kindly have sorted this out for Varin to have this scan at another date.
The doctor was very pleased that he was able to cannulate Varin on the first attempt! Varin was not too happy about it, but soon she was asleep for the MRI.
Mum was able to give some translation help and support to Dino’s mum who was brought into the room where patients come before and after sedation. This was a great help and comfort to her I am sure. I did reflect on how blessed we are to have met Varin’s mum. She remains hopeful and positive in every situation, even though she shares that inside her heart she is stressed and afraid for Varin. Thank God for her, she is so lovely.
The news for Varin today was positive in that that scans were able to provide the medical team with some very clear images which will now be used to formulate a plan for Varin’s next surgery. Mum was also pleased to hear that perhaps Varin would only need one surgery; she is hopeful that this would be her only stay in Israel for Varin’s surgery. The other piece of nice news for Varin today is that her first bacteria test has come back negative. She needs a few more tests over the next few weeks to confirm that she is now bacteria-free, but this is a great first step. Please pray for lovely Varin and her family. Praise God that he has healed her so far, and we hope to hear soon about the next steps for her surgery.
God continued to confirm His hand over the life of little Varin today. We attended Sheba for an ultrasound scan on her leg. Over the last few days we have noticed that Varin’s right leg is a little bigger than her left and given her heart condition and her previous catheterisation it was important to get this checked.
We were blessed to be able to move Varin’s appointment forward by a few hours today which allowed us to bring in Noora to be admitted at the same time. At Shevet, organizing van logistics for multiple hospital visits can be a challenge so this was indeed a blessing from God!
The ultrasound went well and Varin was such a delight throughout. She enjoyed occasionally moving her arms about ripping up the paper on the examining bed and smiling lots. Mum was so relieved to find out there is no thrombosis in the leg and the blood vessels are open and the supply is good. There are no concerns regarding Varin’s leg and she was able to come back home this evening to Shevet.
Praise God for his faithfulness to Varin.
Varin had her check up today with the neurologist. Her mother has been worried about her brain development. He said that she needs to be started on physical therapy right away, to try and encourage some of the movements Varin is not portraying that she should at this age. She is scheduled to have a MRI test in January. This will tell us exactly what is going on neurologically.
Please pray for Varin’s mother as well as Varin’s supernatural healing. Her mother took the news very hard. Pray that when they go in for her testing, that the MRI would be completely clear! Besides this, Varin was in a wonderful mood today! Laughing and lots of smiles.
This morning we went with three other families to the hospital. All of the kids had an echo appointment. Although Varin was scheduled as the last one, she got her echo the first. Varin was doing fine and Mom was playing with her. We had to wait for the doctor to know the result. The echo was good. Last week there was pulmonary hypertension but not today. The plan was to do a catheterisation tomorrow and than the doctor will decide what the next step will be. But because of lack of beds and a busy schedule for tomorrow there was no place for her cath. So after some waiting we went back to Jaffa. Mom was first disappointed but after hearing that there were many urgent kids and that Varin had such a good echo she was okay. We hope and pray there will be place for Varin’s catheterisation next week.
The Mom’s had a good time together, sharing one another’s echo results. We are thankful for the good progress Varin has made so far.