Hour and her aunt came from Gaza this morning to her appointment at Sheba! Lovely Hour was so very calm as we waited for her echo, but this poor girl was quite upset when it came time to actually perform the echo, although after, as we talked to the doctor she did fall asleep on the table. The echo did show any changes in her condition and her oxygen was good! The doctors will continue to monitor her month by month. Please pray for her protection as she grows at home!
When we came to see Hour, the nurse told us that she was going to be discharged. So we helped Hour’s guardian to pack all of her bags and dress Hour and get the milk and discharge report ready. We were in such a big rush to get her in time to Wolfson to the other Gaza families who were going back to Gaza. Fortunately we got her in time to the others and Hour could go back to her family in Gaza. Her grandma was really disappointed for not having surgery, but the nurse explained us that Hour is still too small to have surgery. She needs to grow and gain some weight to have her surgery perhaps in one or two months.
Please pray for strength and understanding for her family. And please pray also that she can gain enough weight to have her surgery in the next few months.
Today, we had the honor to get to know Hour and her lovely aunt a bit better. She is such a sweet baby, as she was calm and innocent dozing in her aunts arms. Lulling Hour, her aunt shared a bit of her story with us. Hour is the daughter of her brother. Because of the young age of her mother, they asked her aunt to apply for a permission. Now, she is here and they are still waiting for the surgery. They first wanted to operate her last week. But now they still have to wait for results of a CT-Scan before they can put her on the schedule. As we hear it a lot in the news and also from other families, also her family suffers in Gaza. She described how difficult life’s getting and how people are trying to leave Gaza to settle down on a better place. I think as western people who have usually grown up in a good, safe and in comparison really wealthy environment with many opportunities, it can be difficult to fully understand the daily life for those families. We hardly can understand the pressure they’re living under and their daily sorrows. But what we can do, is showing them that someone cares for them, that they are not forgotten. And also we can lead them to Jesus, as their messiah, the only place they can find real joy and freedom. So please pray for them and let us pray, that Hour’s family will have an encounter with the almighty God.