In the beginning the grandmother was in a good mood and she was carefully surrounded by her friends from the hospital that patiently stayed by her side even when the surgery took longer and longer and the mood deteriorated. We were all very happy and relieved to hear from the 8 day-old boy after this long operation! Praise God that Abdulsalam is doing well! Please keep praying for this lovely grandma and the cute little baby boy. The doctors were still trying to get him stable until we left.
This little guy here caused us a lot of confusion. We went to visit Abdulsalam to wait with his grandma during a procedure. Without knowing who his grandma was, we entered the room. And we were equally happy and surprised to find a lot of the other moms waiting with Abdulsalam’s grandma in the waiting room. While we were there we talked to another mother who was waiting for her child to come out of surgery. I was overwhelmed how all the women in the room shared their burden with each other. They sat together and helped each other through this hard time.
But the confusion was just around the corner. As we came back from visiting another child on the same floor we found Abdulsalam already in his room. We were told that he had a cath and not a surgery, after a few visits we asked a nurse why they did the cath in order to update everyone. Now we were told that they never did a cath. So the confusion increased and the day turned into running from room to nurse and from nurse to another room. In the end we Finally found a nurse that was able to tell us what actually happened. Abdulsalam was supposed to have a cath a few days ago. Today he was supposed to have a procedure which was canceled because he was doing extremely well and wasn’t an urgent case. Even though we had to talk to many different staff members it was actually a blessing. The staff was incredibly kind and eager to help us.
Please pray for Abdulsalam‘s fast recovery and for his lovely grandma.
But we have also reasons to thank God especially for the amazing staff that helped us to find the right answer.
You want to see a three day-old baby who is smiling? Just go to the hospital and meet our precious new baby from Gaza, Abdulsalam.
After a long day at the hospital we went to visit Abdulsalam who just arrived to the hospital yesterday. He had a cath today which was really good! Jana and I welcomed his lovely grandma who was very tired but thankful for our presence. We prayed for him and watched him for a while and suddenly it seemed like he was smiling. We were so happy to see that and to hear from the nurses the he is doing very well.
Thanks to our great God who is always by his side. Please pray that Abdulsalam’s situation keeps on being stable, for the doctors to make wise decisions, and for his grandma to get some rest so she can be there for him. Also keep in your prayers his family at home to give them strength while they can’t be with their beautiful newborn baby.