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.
When we arrived at secondary ICU, Alin was in very good spirits and getting hard to contain in her bed. Then the music therapist came to whisk this happy girl off to the music room for some time on the drums and guitar. Discharge papers didn’t take as long as we thought and before long she was on her way back to the apartment. I learned what a good English speaker she was during my time with her. Please continue praying for her healing and good results for future echoes.
Today in the morning Alin had her cath. The surgery lasted only 90 minutes and went very well. Alin’s mother was very happy and relieved to be able to go back to her little princess. Please continue to pray for Alin.
Alin was happily joking with head nurse Diana between echoes and chats with the hospital staff. Her mum had packed her bag and they were all ready to check in to her hospital bed as soon as the formalities were complete. However, her countenance changed rapidly when she realized a cannula had to be inserted into her arm vein. A patient nurse, a loving mum, and bribes of pizza and possibly a toy unicorn conquered her fears eventually. Tomorrow she will have an exploratory catheterization to assess her medical needs. Please pray the Lord’s presence will hover over her during this important operation.
Today very early in the morning we had the pleasure to pick up three beautiful families from Kurdistan. One of them was our beautiful Alin and her mother. They came straight to their new home with me and rested in their new room for a while. They were very tired because they had a lot of transit hours. But in the afternoon they went with some of ours families and our volunteers to the beach and enjoyed playing in the sand.
Tomorrow Alin will have her first assessment at Sheba hospital. Please pray for wisdom for the medical team and also for strength and peace for Alin and her mother in this time far way from home.