In the car ride home, as her mother happily filmed our journey, Adleen was very chatty to let us know that she was enjoying herself very much. It was really a pleasure to be in their company, and to deliver them to our Shevet home to all the other Kurdish families waiting there who greeted them both with excitement and shared joy that they are returned.
We found out today that there were two possible candidates for surgery tomorrow at the Sheba Medical Center. Adleen was one of them, and another Kurdish child named Ramyar, was the other. After reviewing each case, the surgeon decided to bring in Adleen for surgery tomorrow. Ramyar’s mother was absolutely beautiful in showing support for Adleen and her mother with grace and selflessness.
All of the mums right now have a good fellowship and strong bond with each other and it definitely showed today. Adleen was the perfect patient throughout the admission process as well. She, like her mum, was very calm. We love them both so dearly.
This is a big surgery tomorrow for Adleen as she has multiple defects, so please,
keep Adleen in your prayers!
She has always had a smile on her face, and is always bringing a smile to those she’s with. So now, our smiling Adleen is now waiting to receive an appointment for surgery or a catheterization.
I was so pleased to see Adleen and her mum today at the Sheba Medical Center. The baby is slightly improving, but the main transformation I could see was in the mother. Thankfully as Adleen is no longer crying all the time, her mum was able to sleep and was much better rested and happier. I was really able to begin to get to know her today, which was a lovely blessing for me!
Adleen was wonderful, and happily interested in both of us, and a balloon. Thank God for bringing peace to this little family.
Later, as we entered her new room, we found a smiling mom and a happy Adleen. Her big and beautiful eyes looked at us curiously. This curiosity wasn’t only focused on us, but also on the bandage on her hand. She was constantly playing and exploring it which couldn’t be distracted by the teething toy her mum gave her. Her smart mind amazed me.
Due to the transfer the doctors had a few questions for the mum. The language barrier led to the need of a translator. Adleen’s mum seemed to be very sad about being unable to answer on her own but God provided.
Adleen’s new room is two rooms away from another Shevet Kurdish baby, Iman’s room. Iman’s mum came to Adleen’s room for help in translating Arabic to Kurdish. It was beautiful to see how the mums were helping and loving each other. Iman’s mum stayed even longer to help. She didn’t want to leave until Adleen’s mum was fine and settled in. This love and support is so beautiful to witness.
Her mom, seated above on the left, seemed quite intimidated when she first arrived, but they were safe, sound, and with all of their luggage. Upon arriving at the house, they will have an opportunity to rest before their initial assessments and checkups at the hospital tomorrow.