He was such a good and happy boy throughout the afternoon. Please pray for his catheterization process tomorrow. The last time the doctors tried the balloon dilation it had serious complications. They will try again tomorrow with a larger balloon, and if this doesn’t work, they will have to go to surgery.
Cute Mohammed has fought his way home and his discharge was surprisingly fast. I had just entered the ICU as the nurse approached me and gave me Mohammed’s discharge papers. Mohammed’s mum welcomed me with a smile and took joyfully her stuff and Mohammed to leave the ICU.
While waiting to leave the hospital, we were able to spend some time with another of the Shevet kids, also at the hospital. Here beside me and Mohammed, is the lovely Khonav! She was there for a CT scan.
Today I had the opportunity to go to Sheba Medical Center where I met Mohammed and his mother. He had been moved to the secondary ICU and will probably be discharged to the Shevet home tomorrow. I loved to see the relief in the face of his mother that the cath finally is over, and she tried to show us that the curve on the machines he is wired to, says he is doing well. It was wonderful to feel the calmness that she expressed during our short visit, because if she is calm, I’m sure it effects Mohammed too, and makes his healing process shorter.
Looking into his little smiling face with those beautiful, sparkling eyes just a couple of days ago, made me realize that he feels loved, and that helps a lot when you are going through the deep waters.
I went to the hospital early this morning to meet Mohammed and his mother for the first time, and to be with them on catheterization day. When co-worker Anna and I arrived at the Sheba Medical hospital early this morning, Mohammed was just made ready to go to the catheterization lab. His mother followed him there and stayed while they were sedating him. When she finally came back, she told us it had taken some time for him to fall asleep.
In the afternoon Mohammed started to wake up and move his arms and legs. He was then given some medication to ease his pain and make him relax. Through everything the mother stayed calm. I’m so thankful for the peace from the Lord that helps us to wait patiently for what He has promised. It will also help Mohammed and his mother through this time of waiting for his healing to be complete.
Today Mohammed S had his first Echo assessment. Mohammed’s mother has a very calm and quiet personality, as well as Mohammed. The first day at the hospital for a new parent is a very decisive and important time. I try my best to explain to them where everything is and how things work at the hospital. It is a completely new experience for most of the parents, for some it is the first time they have ever been outside of their own countries. Mohammed´s mother was able to meet and spend special time with two of our Kurdish mothers who are also presently at the hospital with their children. Mohammed S was very calm during the Echo-cardiogram procedure.
The Cardiologist confirmed the diagnosis of Uni- cuspid Valve Stenosis. The Doctor said that maybe they can open the valve with a balloon procedure, but it could be dangerous and he said also that it is better to repair the valve or change it in surgery.They may have to replace the valve.