Our girl has been discharged from the hospital today! I think everyone shares how much of a joy it is to see Noora and her grandmother, so it’s extra special to be able to bring them home. They are clearly well loved by all the nursing staff who all wished them well as we left this evening. Please pray for lovely Noora, for a full recovery. She needs to be seen next week in cardiology clinic and also to have follow up for her hip.
Sophie and I had the joy of seeing Noora in secondary ICU today. She is already there, recovering well after her surgery on Thursday. She was a bit sleepy and not quite herself yet. But her grandma was so lovely, and covered us in kisses. She wanted to know all about life back at Shevet, and in particular, how Karwan’s trip to Jerusalem was. She has been to Mecca herself, and is very much looking forward to visiting Jerusalem also. She is delighted that Noora is doing so well. She insisted on video calling the entire family, and we shared in their joy. We were given the full tour of their home via video as well. It is lovely that Noora has such a loving family behind her.
Keep Noora in your prayers, as she continues to recover. Pray for her grandma and her family to have a revelation of Jesus.
Today, after a long wait, Noora finally received her surgery. In the doorway to the operating room, Noora was still really unconcerned. With her childish happiness and curiosity she explored her new surroundings and had fun, as you can see in the picture.
When the surgery were about to begin and her grandmother had to leave her, she became very worried. During all the time waiting, she cried a lot and prayed more frequently. And then, after a few hours, the surgeons came and told us good news! The surgery went well and Noora probably won’t need any more surgeries for her heart. Her grandmother was really full of praise, kissing and hugging everyone. She also spoke a thankful blessing over Shevet and everyone contributing to this organization. What a blessing to serve such grateful people!
Please thank God, but also pray for the next 24 hours to go well.
We have just left sparky little Noora and her lovely grandma at their room in the hospital. We got notice today to bring her in to be admitted for a surgery tomorrow.
The surgeon briefed the grandma on the surgery, which Julio was able to translate. He says this is a very common surgery, to close a hole, and to repair a ventricle.
Noora enjoyed her time on the play equipment in the waiting area.
Noora has been admitted into a ward with some extremely friendly and helpful nursing staff. Her grandma cried a little as we kissed goodbye, and we are reminded that this is such an emotional time for the whole family.
Please pray for her in these overnight hours before her surgery first thing in the morning.
Today we went to the orthopedic department for an x-ray of Noora’s hips. Her hip is completely out of its place; it’s the result of hip dysplasia that’s not been treated.
Dr. Sherr said that it is better to do this operation when the children age is 1, not older. But he also said that they will be happy to do it here. We need to wait until after the heart operation is done then he can see her again and decide if they will do the operation.
Please continue to pray for wisdom for the physicians so they can do what is best for Noora.