Dima had an appointment with the doctor today to remove her stitches.
Her mother told us in the morning that Dima had a long and difficult night. Our nurse took Dima’s temperature and it showed a temperature of 37.8* C. At the hospital, we told the doctor about her condition but the doctor thought it had nothing to do with the surgery. The stitches were removed and everything else seemed fine.
After a while at the hospital, her mother felt that things were getting worse and worse. So we decided to take her to the Emergency Room.
We were in the ER for a few hours and after the doctor examined her they saw that Dima had inflammation in her ears and in one of her lungs. They prescribed her antibiotics for ten days. Dima is a very cute girl who cares about everyone around her and always keeping her eyes on Mom. She really spreads love and joy when you are around her.
It felt weird to see her down and sad but we hope they she gets better every day. She needs our prayers.
Dima had her surgery today to repair a stoma from her PEG tube which was not healing. Dima was very distressed by having to fast before her surgery and her mother did an amazing job comforting and distracting her while we waited. Praise God her surgery went well and the doctors were pleased with how it went. She is now back to fasting until tomorrow when they will try to introduce fluids and hopefully her nasogastric tube can come out by Sunday.
It’s so beautiful to see the result of a successful heart surgery: Dima is a cute bright girl, that loves to explore and has lots of energy. Today the little one was admitted to the hospital for her surgery tomorrow.
After her heart surgery two years ago she hadn’t been able to eat which is why she got a gastrostomy tube. A few weeks ago she finally started to eat herself so the tube was removed but the hole didn’t close itself. For this reason she needs surgical repair.
We had to talk to three different doctors. Even tough we had to wait for very long periods, we enjoyed one another and were laughing a lot. Dima’s mum was so kind and attentive. Please pray for Dima’s surgery tomorrow that everything will work out.
This is the second time for Dima here in Israel. The first time was to heal her heart and now she is is going to have a gastronomy closure surgery. Today is a pre-surgery echo, just to ensure her heart is fine.
We had to wait for a long time for the echo and for the doctor to read it and write a report. She was crying while the technician performed the echo, but during our long wait, a group of teenagers showed up with a small, electric car and she was so happy driving it.
Finally the doctor said that she can be operated. Thank you, Lord!