Before the examination, the doctor came to check Huda and said our sweet girl looks good. Huda’s mom asked the doctor to listen to Huda’s lungs, which the doctor did, and the lungs were clear.
After that, we went to the Ultra-sound Department where another doctor checked her. He said Huda is improved compared to the past. Formerly, she had a thrombus in the femoral vein, and now the vein looks much better and we can stop with the blood medication. Huda’s mom was very happy to hear that.
We hope that beautiful Huda will continue to feel good and can return soon to Kurdistan to her family. Thank you for all your supporting prayers through their whole time here in Israel.
What took a long time, was waiting for the doctor. We waited for three hours. But this was no problem for Huda and her patientmother. Neither of them complained that it took so long. Only Huda started sobbing occasionally. But of course her loving mum was right there and took wonderful care of Huda by holding her or feeding her with milk. She even thought of Huda’s medicine herself at the right time. It is very impressive to me how well her mum takes care of her and it seems as if she has had many children before, but Huda is her first child. Every time she looks at her little girl, her eyes and face light up with love, which can be seen and felt even behind the mask.
After the doctor arrived, he apologized kindly and looked at Huda or listened to her. Huda’s response to the Echo was good and the doctor ordered her medicine to be slowly reduced. Peaceful Huda needs to come back in two weeks for another Echo.
Praise the Lord that she is recovering so well. Thank you for all your prayers for little Huda and her mum. Please continue to pray for a gradual and good recovery.
Beautiful Huda was discharged from Sheba hospital on Friday afternoon. It took a little while because she has come to Jaffa on many medicines and the nurse who was doing the discharge was very patient and keen that everything was thoroughly understood.
Huda’s mum dressed her and when the canula was taken out of her arm, we were able to leave. Before going, Huda’s mother went over to the Israeli family with whom she was sharing a room. I don’t know what transpired previously, but she thanked them over and over again.
Co-worker Georgia and I were both really touched by this, and guessed that they had probably offered their help during the course of Huda’s hospitalization. The kindness of strangers is a gift from God.
Thank you for praying for this beautiful girl.
This morning our cute Huda underwent a Catheterization in Sheba Hospital. I met Huda’s mother in the waiting area. Knowing my Kurdish is limited, I was very thankful for another Kurdish mother who assisted in translation for us and was accompanying Huda’s mother from the start. But she could not stay with us the whole time and soon left us. Huda’s mother was very sad. God met us however, in a most unusual way and I’m so thankful and glad to share how He did this.
We were not a long time alone, when a lady came to the hospital to see Huda’s mother. She was like fresh water to us. She gave many hugs to Huda’s worried mother and gave her encouragement. She did this speaking in Arabic, as she also did not speak Kurdish. She brought us coffee and biscuits too. In the midst of all this supportive kindness, I had to think about the Shevet Achim verse from Psalm 133, “BEHOLD HOW GOOD AND HOW PLEASANT IT IS, FOR BROTHERS TO DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY.”
I came today to the Pediatric Critical ICU at Sheba hospital and was not allowed to visit her mother or her small daughter there, because of minimizing the rist of Corona virus infection.
The nurse was so pleased and lovely to take time for me. She was telling me that Huda was extubated. The beautiful girl got better and her recovery is improving.
Our Heavenly Father is with her through all your prayers! They are planning on move Huda to another side of the ICU on the six floor.
I arrived to the room of Huda just before she was wheeled into the surgery room. Mum was quietly stead throughout the whole experience, and after wiping away a couple of tears, she declared that God knows best, and is in control of the situation; “Xhua gawrea.”
And with that, we began the hours of waiting. Huda appears to have captured the hearts of many people, as there were many emotional messages of support coming in from across the world! Huda’s mum was joined by other “Shevet Achim” families, both Kurdish and Gazan, all familiar and expectant of the surgery process.
After five hours or so, Huda was rolled out of the surgery room enroute to the ICU, with her mother rushing behind as they squeezed past an Orthodox Jewish young man in the hallway:
Huda’s mum was delighted to see her daughter, and the large group of us hurried upstairs to the ICU. Huda was set up in her room after a fairly short amount of time, and mum was able to peer with joy and interest at her baby.
Huda had her first appointment at Sheba hospital today. It is not her first time in a hospital environ-ment, as was obvious from how afraid she was of all interventions today. Each time her mum placed her down on the bed to remove her clothes for the echo, she cried and was only consoled when her mum picked her back up and cradled her in her arms.
Despite her crying, the staff today were able to get the necessary assessments done, which were an echo, ECG, blood test and X-ray. All of the information from these tests will be gathered and discussed by the medical team to make a plan to help Huda by carrying out a surgery.