Zaed's joyous discharge from hospital
When co-worker Margarita and I came to the Hadassah ICU today, we received the good news from a smiling nurse that Zaed had been moved to another floor because of his progress.
When we found the right place, we had to wait a while because they were in the process of an Echo for him. When was rolled back in his mobile crib, it was such a relief to see him again. It was hard to think it was the same baby we had visited a while ago. My innermost rejoiced over this adorable boy. A few hours later, he was released from the hospital.
The doctor said that Zaed has a new appointment in September to check up how he is doing. Those tests will decide if he needs more treatments. But right now, he is going back to Gaza to be in quarantine for three weeks.
I thank God for Zaed’s improvement, and for all the love he has received through the marvellous medical staff. They are doing a wonderful job with all these sick children, and Zaed is one of them. Please continue to carry him and his family in prayer, and remember to lift up in prayer all the staff in the hospital also.
Zaed looks much better today, his mom also looks less tired, even though I saw her nod off a bit; she’s more restful and happy.
Baby Zaed is now under less sedation as they are decreasing his meds slowly. Today he opened his eyes and also smiled, that also makes my heart happy.
Some days ago this small one was without life expectations and today is completely different. It is a powerful thing to be part of this, how great is God.
You can also be part of this with your prayers, please pray for this young mother, God strengthen her during this time, life in a hospital can be so tiring. Pray for her little baby (one year old) at home; pray for Zaed as well, for a faster recovery!
Our coworker Yousef today found Zaed recovering well from his surgery. Prof. Erez, the surgeon, told us that the result of the surgery is excellent, thank God.
Resting, recovering in God's hands
The setting is Hadassah Hospital in Ein Karem. I entered Zaed’s hospital room, stunned by the peace that filled the place.
Zaed is a little boy who entered our world from Gaza just a couple of days ago. He is now safely hospitalized at Hadassah. This whole process and possibility just fills me with gratitude, because he is so precious in the eyes of God.
The doctors are checking his fragile little body carefully to be sure they will give him the right treatment. His young mother seemed to be in a good mood, but very tired. Please lift up little baby Zaed in your prayers, and also his family.