Hassan was supposed to have a surgery yesterday but he got postponed again because all beds of the ICU are currently used. Now we can just wait for available beds. In the meantime he is a really happy boy – too happy to sleep- said his aunt who is taking care of him. Both of them are doing well. He was smiling and giggling all the time throughout my visit. In the end I left in the hope he would fall asleep soon
It was such a treat to learn that Hassan was in the hospital today for the next stage of his treatment. Hassan was due to have surgery today but due to the ICU being so full with very unstable children his surgery had to be postponed until Sunday.
It was great to have Moshe with our team today as he was able to chat with Hassan’s aunt in Arabic. It is clear from what she says that life in Gaza is very different to life in Israel. It came as a surprise to me to learn that she and another of the mums currently in Sheba wear a niqab in Gaza.
We looked back together on old pictures of Hassan from last year and we praise God that he has strengthened and preserved his life over this time. Please pray for his surgery on Sunday.
Little-charmer Hassan from Gaza is scheduled for surgery tomorrow (Thursday). It is expected to be a complicated surgery.
Hassan’s mom’s eyes betray her anxiety, even as Hassan smiles and laughs from his bed, happy to see a visitor that will distract him from pulling at his covered IV hand. Hassan’s oxygen levels are in the 70’s and his breathing is fast. The long-awaited surgery is now almost here.
Please pray for Hassan and his family.
It is always beautiful to hear news about Hassan. He is a miracle and he is brave baby. He is really strong, and I’m sure that God has an amazing plan with this beautiful baby. Today Yousef had the pleasure to visit him. He had a CT scan, and hopefully he can get his surgery this Tuesday.
Please pray for wisdom for the medical team, and for an open schedule for his surgery and for a complete and fast healing.
Beautiful Hassan came last night to Sheba hospital. This boy has a very complicated heart, and the doctors are hoping to take him into surgery tomorrow. Already he has had two surgeries and three catheterizations. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors, and for God given peace for his family back in Gaza. As Jesus commands Thomas:
“Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!”
Let us look to the cross and believe in the sovereignty of God over Hassan’s life.
Svea and I got the news today that Hassan can be discharged from the hospital. He was brought up for an echo earlier in the week, but due to his poor condition, needed to be hosptialised for a catheterisation. So today, when we saw him, he was looking very happy and his aunt was preparing to go home. Our team at home organised transportation back Gaza, and so Svea and I just had the very enjoyable task of giving him cuddles and loving this sweet boy for a short time.
Hassan is one of the first children who I saw when I got here a year ago. I remember thinking how tiny he was, and watching his laboured breathing and thinking that his life is really in the hands of God. I flicked back through my Google photos, and found a photo of his tiny white body from last year, and really we have to praise God, who has brought him out of death and into life! Please keep on praying for Hassan’s health.
Yesterday, our beautiful Hassan had a good cath. So, we thought that he would be discharged today. But when I visited him his lovely aunt told me that his oxygen was not good. I asked the nurse and she informed me that his oxygen was a little low. She also told me they consider a virus, but so far they really don’t know what he has. So, he got a chest x-ray, an ultrasound and a blood test. And also tomorrow, they are going to repeat the ultrasound. His aunt is really amazing, she loves him so much.
Please pray for him. Pray especially for healing and wisdom for the medical team, so they know what is really happening with him.
I was pleased to learn yesterday that one of the babies due to visit Sheba for an echo was Hassan. He was one of the first babies I met when I came to Israel around a year ago. I remember he had such a tiny body with very long eye lashes and he lay looking quite helpless in the ICU. Over the year I have been reunited with Hassan and his lovely aunt a few times and it has been a blessing to get to know them and to see Hassan grow and look stronger. However, on seeing Hassan and his aunt yesterday at the Erez crossing I messaged home quickly to ask for support in praying for the two. Hassan had blue skin and he was sweating a lot and his aunt looked very tired and worried.
Thankfully God blessed our journey to Sheba and we arrived in good time. When I met up with Hassan’s aunt later in the day she said that he would need to stay in hospital for a catheterisation. Praise God this was able to take lace first thing this morning and the doctors were able to dilate Hassan’s pulmonary artery with a balloon during the procedure. Hassan should be able to return home to Gaza tomorrow. Please pray that he returns strong and that his heart will be protected. It is expected that Hassan may need a number of procedures on his heart as he gets bigger and we thank God so much for sustaining him in having life. Would Hassan and his aunt seek after and find the living water we are promised in Jesus.