I saw Saya and her mum today, in secondary ICU, only a few days after she had a surgery. The staff in the hospital say she is doing so well after a successful surgery, and she certainly is looking good.
Mum was in a great mood, and so happy that Saya is doing well. She asked after all the other families, and was especially pleased to hear about Mina’s recovery, as they traveled together.
Please pray for Saya to continue to improve each day, and hopefully we will see her back home soon.
Today our beautiful Saya had her surgery. when I entered her room very early in the morning the medical team was preparing everything to take her to the surgery room, Saya cried and her sweet mother tried to calm her and finally they took her. I stayed with her mom who is amazing and sweet. In the beginning she did not understand what was happening and she was a little bit scared. We stayed for about five hours with her until finally the doctor came out and told us that her surgery was a success. They did an echo which showed that everything had gone as expected. Mom was very happy. Although we do not speak the same verbal language, the language of love, laughter and hope was enough. She was very quiet during the waiting time, she would sometimes go into a sea of tears and then looked at me with a smile. I tried a thousand things to distract her and help make the wait more pleasant. Thank God we had a beautiful time together.
Saya finally came out of the surgery room and mom was very happy. If everything goes well she can be extubated later today. Please continue to pray for this beautiful little girl, for her quick recovery, and for strength for her beautiful mother at this time.
It was wonderful to hear today that we could take Saya to Sheba for her surgery tomorrow.
We arrived thus afternoon and were quickly able to go to the ICU where a bed was ready for Saya. The nursing team were so kind and helpful with both mum and Saya.
These two have become a lovely part of our Shevet community already. Please pray with us for them tomorrow as Saya has her surgery. Please pray for peace for mum and healing for beautiful Saya.
After a first night’s sleep at the Shevet apartment, it was time for Saya to travel to Sheba for her first assessment today.
After a time of being initially teary, Says settled into her echo, becoming quite transfixed on watching the pictures of her heart on the ultrasound screen. The doctor reported that Saya has a VSD along with evidence of some obstructive tissue in the atrium. It is anticipated that both problems will be fully resolved within a single surgery.
Please pray for Saya as she begins her journey here in Israel. Please pray that she and her mother feel included and loved in the community here and may they open their hearts to the Father.
Saya and her mum have arrived safely to our home in Israel, praise God.
They shared the majority of the journey with little Mina and her mother, but as Mina had to go immediately to the hospital, Saya and her mum had to navigate the airport alone, until we could meet them at arrivals. It was a long wait, but a joy to meet them, and beautiful little Saya was doing very well.
The weather was stormy as we drove, but she was warmly met by a host of Kurdish Mamas who have welcomed her home and is just settling down to rest after her days of travel as I write this.
Praise God for bringing these sweet two to be with us over the next few weeks. Saya is due to have her first appointment at the hospital tomorrow, and so please pray that is goes well for her.