It was a long but fruitful day for Darbaz and his father.
This is second visit of Darbaz to Israel. The first time was with his mother and now is with his father. Darbaz is the last of 5 brothers and 4 sisters. He has been admitted for his cath tomorrow. The process takes time and his father is always with him; they are like friends.
Yesterday we returned the ECG Holter test back to the hospital and today the performed one more echo and one more ECG. The doctor also asked for a new x-ray.
The surgeon explain to the father that the purpose of the cath is both diagnostic and therapeutic. The cardiologist will try to close the (DIVL) Double Inlet Left Ventricle problem in his heart.
Darbaz was very happy and exited to be in the hospital and asking if they were going to be alone. The nurses told us that other families may come later. Now we just need to pray that the Lord will give wisdom to the surgeons and all the staff at the hospital to perform a great cath.
Darbaz is teenager from Kurdistan. Today he had his first assessment after 6 years since he was first operated here in Israel (at Sheba hospital). The cardiologist explained everything to his dad and Darbaz, even making a drawing on paper, showing the difference between a healthy heart and Darbaz’s.
She said that they need to close the fenestration through a cath that is going to be both diagnostic and therapeutic. First they will explore his heart and after they will be able to close the hole with a little balloon or a device. Hopefully it is the only procedure Darbaz is going to need. If this is approved and everything else is fine, then the cath will happen next Thursday. So we need to bring him at 11 o’clock this Wednesday.
For the arrhythmia episode he is presenting, he needs a Holter test so we need to bring him tomorrow morning.
Darbaz is a very calm and relaxed young boy, please remember him and his father in your prayers. He is not eating properly and has a little flu, so he needs to rest and be well before next Thursday for the cath.