Farewells are often sad times but here in Shevet they are joyous! We are all sorry to see these families leave because we grow very fond of them after walking together with them through a very exhuasting and emotional time in their life. But when the day comes to drive them to the airport it is a joyous time. We can only imagine the relief, excitement and expectation of their families waiting to welcome them home with healed hearts. It was a joy today to take Alin and Yara along with their lovely mothers to the airport, hug them and say goodbye knowing their time here has changed their lives. Although little Alin did shed a few tears as we drove way from the house full of friends she had grown to love, waving them off.
Today our beautiful Yara had her blood tested following her discharge from hospital. She was such a brave girl, the nurse had to take time to find her vein but our little and sweet girl didn’t cry. Mom was very happy that her little Yara was fine during her blood test. Next week we will know the results. Mom is always in a good mood. Yara will have her first echo after surgery next week as well. Please pray for her and her mother that everything will go well and they can go home soon.
Yesterday we went to visit Yara and her mother. Yara was extubated today and woke up breathing okay by herself. She no longer has chest tubes either. Her mom was so happy to see her daughter progressing.
This morning Yara was taken to the surgery room. I took her mother to the waiting area where she stared to be very emotional. But after some view minutes she found more strength and was showing pictures of her beautiful family and Kurdistan. She also spoke with her husband and some other family members on the phone. Besides that some moms came and chatted with her. She was also worried about her little daughter because of the long time the surgery needed. The doctor came and said that the surgery went well and they closed a few holes in the heart. But because of quantity of holes in her heart they could not close all of them. Now they need to see if they closed all the significant ones.
Please pray for the Mom to gain more strength and also please pray for Yara that she recovers well.
Baby Yara was born with transposition of the great arteries; doctors can generally switch the arteries back to their intended position, giving a child a normal life, up to about two months of age. Yara arrived on the day she turned two months old and was rushed immediately to the hospital for evaluation. Let’s pray that this precious little one can still have the full repair of her heart.