Today we brought Tre and her mum to the airport. Tre was smiling already in the room when I came to see if they were ready.
Everybody came to see Tre one last time and to say goodbye to this lovely girl. Then we made our way to the airport.
It was really unexpected and sad news when we were told that Tre’s parents decided Tre and her mum will travel back home again and not have surgery in Israel – especially since Tre is not doing well and is really in need of a surgery. They didn’t want to wait all the time until getting in for surgery.
In the airport everything went well and we didn’t have any complications. God sent us the right people at the right moments. When we stopped at the first security point, the security guard could even speak Spanish, and because it is Luzma’s first language, it was easier to communicate and get through the gate.
We were really blessed getting to know Tre as she is such a beautiful and lovely baby. Please pray, that they will have save travels back to Kurdistan and that they will find another option to save Tre’s life.
For Tre, it was a big and long day today. Yes had the standard ECG, vital signs check and chest x-ray that all of the children have when arriving for their initial assessment. However, what was not so typical was that Tre had two echos carried out today.
Tre is a very sweet 8 month-old girl with big brown eyes and a beautiful smile. She is like many of our Shevet children noticeably much smaller than her same aged peers with a healthy heart. However, having observed her echo today I can see that actually much more than her small frame could ever show us her existence is quite miraculous. Tre’s heart presentation is very complex with multiple structural problems present. The doctor carried a thorough echo following her initial echo earlier in the day in order to move forward to planning the next steps.
For Tre doctors will need as much information as possible about her heart. She will need to have a CT scan and a catheterisation before surgery for her is planned.
Please do pray for God to inspire the medical team with His knowledge and understanding which surpasses human minds. Also thank God for making this complex little one in his image.
They were weary from traveling and had not slept for many hours, so were happy to rest during the car ride. And upon arrival to our Jaffa house, the group was greeted by Marya’s dad and a bunch of the volunteers. After settling into their new room, mom and daughter have rested much of today. We are waiting for Sheba to confirm initial assessment appointments and are ready to get to know this new family in the mean time.
Tre is quite fragile looking with a very fast heart rate and respiratory rate and her oxygen saturation is around 80%. Tre’s mom reports she did well traveling and we praise the Lord for that! We will be jumping into prayer for a successful time ahead for Tre to undergo a full repair and soon have a healed heart.