The operation has an 80% success rate which is very encouraging. Her mum was astute and thorough in making sure she understood everything, and Leen was a trooper, enduring a long day full of doctors offices and tests.
She did wonderfully and brought her lively spirit to each moment. One of my favourite moments of the day was when we were waiting for the neurologist and she took a book out of my purse and pretended to read it in English. When she realized it didn’t have pictures, she used her hand as a phone to dial the police because I hadn’t brought any children’s stories. Her mum and I got a kick out of this.
Thanks to God for a blessed and happy day for Leen. Please pray for the timing of the surgery, especially as Leen’s mum has other children in Gaza who miss her.
Leen has been discharged from Sheba today and has gone home to Gaza. She was happy, healthy, and sleeping well amidst her mother asking me lots of questions in Arabic that I had no idea how to answer. Please continue to pray for her recovery back in Gaza.
Having had her surgery yesterday, Baby Leen is doing pretty well at the moment (There are two girls from Gaza named Leen, a baby and a toddler). According to the nurse, baby Leen will be extubated today. Also Leen was awake and moving. Grandma was happy to see Leen doing better. Another good thing was that the nurse could speak Arabic, so the grandma could ask a lot of questions.
Please continue to pray for little Leen that she is gaining strength and her condition stays well. Also pray for comfort for both Leen and Grandma.
In the human it was a little disappointing to learn today that Leen is unable to be scheduled for surgery at the moment due to having an infection. However, we trust our Father in heaven in these situations and we know that His understanding of time is far greater than our own. Little Leen and her grandmother remain in ICU where she has been well cared for since the time of her emergency arrival. Please pray for Leen that this infection is healed quickly in Jesus’ name. Please pray that we are able to form a good relationship with her grandmother and share the love of God with her.