Mohammed breathing on his own
It was a grateful grandmother who shared with us this afternoon that Mohammed had reached a major milestone: yesterday he was successfully weaned from mechanical ventilation, and is now breathing on his own. This is the most important sign that he is on the road to recovery.
And when we complimented Mohammed on his abundant head of hair, she responded that is typical for Gaza babies!
God Writes Unique Stories
A child with a very common name, still God writes his own unique story with him. Unique in his circumstances, unique in his looking, uniquely loved by God and as well accompanied by a unique women.
I met Mohammed’s grandma in front of his room waiting. While little Mohammed was in surgery, this woman did not move away from his room. Even though it wasn’t her own child you could feel her love and also her pain. As I sat next to her during the waiting we didn’t communicate a lot. We were just sitting next to each other but the few anxious smiles we shared spoke their own language. Sympathy, thankfulness, shared pain and so much love.
I was impressed by her love for Mohammed as she sat there. This woman didn’t even had time to pack a toothbrush or clothes to change but you were able to tell that there was no place she would rather want to be. Her first priority was Mohammed. A unique woman with a unique love to a unique child.
I was incredibly happy to hear that the surgery went uneventfully and that Mohammed is stable. Please pray for Mohammed’s amazing grandma that she will feel the strength of God while she accompanies Mohammed and for Mohammed’s good recovery.
Mohammed came urgently from Gaza with his grandma. He is 12 days old now, and had a surgery today. It was a success, but it is not the end of the journey for him. In 3 months’ time he will need another surgery and then again some years into the future.