Anna, Helen and I had just spent some time visiting and praying for Bilind when Birhat’s mum came round the corner. A smile from her and a hug from Anna then saw us following her to her son’s bedside. We had the oxygen bottle ready as Birhat needed it for his trip back to Shevet. He was to wait a couple of weeks until Sheba staff can proceed with his treatment. Sheba nurse Natalie prepared all the paperwork and fitted the oxygen to Birhat for us and we were on our way home. The best news being that little Birhat didn’t need extra medication and he has been declared bacteria free! Praise the Lord! He’ll be back in a couple of weeks to continue his treatment. Please pray his mum will settle in to the community well and will receive a lot of support from the others.
Today after a long wait in the airport – around two hours – we could see our three beautiful, new families. One of them was our little and sweet Birhat and his beautiful mother. When I saw him I was very worried because he looked so blue and also had a lot of congestion. Immediately when we checked him we called to the ICU so that they were waiting for us. During the trip to the hospital we put oxygen on him. In the beginning he cried a lot but later he and his mother fell asleep.
Finally we arrived at the hospital, and the ICU had everything ready for them; they put him through a lot of tests. His mother did not understand what was happening in the beginning. But later when I could call someone to help me with the translation, thank the Lord mom was more calm and at peace. In the afternoon the doctor performed an echo and asked a lot of questions to Mom. Birhat is so small for his age, he was waiting for this moment (arrival to Israel for his surgery) almost all of his little life. But thanks to the Lord they are finally here.
When the doctor finished with everything, Birhat could eat. He was very angry because he was hungry. But when I gave him his milk he was very happy and calm. It was very beautiful feeding him and also he helped me hold the bottle with his little hand. Please pray for this beautiful baby, for wisdom for the medical team as they plan his treatment and also for his mother to have strength and peace in this time far away at home.