Today, Yakeen had her echocardiogram at Sheba Medical Center and the results were good. The pulse measurement took a bit longer but she did very well.
Finally she and her mother could return to Gaza, probably they‘ll have to come again in a few months for another surgery.
We continue checking the sodium level in Yakeen’s blood, for this reason she had a blood test today at Sheba Medical Center.
We are now waiting for the results of this test. Please join us in prayers for this baby and for her mom, that everything goes well and that the doctors will know exactly how to proceed with her care.
Yakeen has an incredibly complex heart where the lower half of her heart is reversed. She had an Echocardiogram today at Sheba Medical Center and is not quite ready to return to Gaza just yet.
We have the pleasure of having Yakeen stay with us at our Jaffa-coast home for the next week. She will have another blood test and echo, and if all is well, then we hope she can return to Gaza.
Please pray for her as she continues to grow and to wait for her next appointments!
Beautiful daughter of God
Today, two days after her discharge, Yakeen had a blood test at Sheba Medical Center. Her mother was waiting patiently for the test results, and was so patient in calming Yakeen.
Yakeen is an incredibly beautiful daughter of God, and I am excited for her to grow and to experience the world. She will be staying with us in Jaffa at our coastal halfway house until her next cardiology appointment, which is in a week.
Discharged to the Shevet house in Jaffa
Yakeen is only 23 days old. She received a major surgery just one week ago, which included repairing a narrowing in her aorta and also placing a pulmonary artery band.
She has been recovering well and the doctors have been trying their best to find the perfect balance for her medications. The doctors decided to discharge her into the care of Shevet Achim, to host her for the next week and a half.
She will need to return for a blood test and also a follow-up Echocardiogram. Please pray for Yakeen and her mother as they rest up with us. We hope they will have a lovely time bonding with those at our Shevet home on the Jaffa coast.
Only two days after surgery, Yakeen is extubated and breathing on her own.
Her repair and PA banding surgery was substantial, but thank God she has been taken off of mechanical ventilation. Hopefully soon she will be moved down to the secondary ICU floor of Sheba Medical Center.
Please pray for her young mother who is now caring full time for Yakeen. Although she has had other children, taking care of such a young child immediately after an operation is a big shift from taking care of a healthy one.
Please also pray that the Lord would enable us to see to the needs of Yakeen’s mother and to effectively support her during this time.
Rushed to Israel before last day of Tabernacles
Yaqeen’s parents brought her to the doctor at the age of 13 days after noticing she was feeding poorly and had a slow heartbeat. They were stunned to learn that she has critical narrowing of the aorta, the main artery which distributes blood throughout the body.
Doctors at the Sheba Medical Center agreed to rush her to Israel, and Yakeen arrived safely in an ICU ambulance just before the start of the last, great day of the Feast of Tabernacles.
She’s receiving life-sustaining medication and resting comfortably as doctors study her heart in preparation for surgery.