Osama arrived at Hadassah Hospital a month ago between life and death, but Berith and I found him today serene and angelic and ready to return home to Gaza!
We thank God for the loving and dedicated care he received at Hadassah, and before saying goodbye at the crossing into Gaza prayed for the goodness and mercy of the LORD to follow him all the days of his life.
After several weeks in the ICU, the sun was shining down on Osama today as we found him now in the children’s department!
Margarita continued her faithful intercession for God’s grace and healing in Osama’s life, and we hope to soon say he’ll be going home.
Hope and healing for Osama
Doctors at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem succeeded yesterday to dilate the pulmonary valve of Osama’s heart by using a balloon inserted via catheterization. They are hoping this may be the only treatment he will need and he can go on to a healthy and strong life.
We were able to spend some time with Osama’s 23-year-old mother, and Margarita and Berith took her for a walk to the hospital shopping center.
Osama is her first child, and she shared there are family difficulties back in Gaza. We’re praying for healing for both Osama and all of his family.
Osama rushed to ICU in Jerusalem
This was the scene late tonight as Magen David Adom personnel rushed newborn Osama from Gaza into the cardiac critical care unit at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
Osama was born with narrowing of his pulmonary valve, and an attempted catheterization in Gaza failed to open it up. He arrived safely in Jerusalem and was stabilized, and doctors are now studying his anatomy to find the best path to attempt to save his life.