As Hena has an infection in her blood, yesterday she had a PIC inserted to administer the antibiotics which she will need for a few weeks. She was back in the secondary ICU at Sheba hospital today. It was especially sweet to see that her uncle had dressed her in a blue fleece with stars instead of the normal hospital pajamas. Please continue to pray for Hena’s recovery and for her uncle as they stay a few more weeks for the antibiotic treatment.
When I visited Hena today at Sheba hospital, I saw her uncle and asked how he was doing. His response was that if she is good, then he is good. They are still in the ICU, but thank God they are both doing well as Hena has been extubated since her surgery last week. She is with supplemental oxygen now and is also slowly being taught how to take milk from a bottle. Hena’s uncle said he is keeping in contact with her parents often to let them know how their precious girl is doing. Please continue to pray for Hena’s life as she recovers.
Today I visited Hena and her uncle in the Sheba hospital ICU, just one day after she had her surgery. Hena’s uncle told me the surgery was good and they are waiting now for her recovery. Her uncle also said Hena’s parents are very, very happy about the good news of her successful surgery. Yesterday he explained that Hena is a triplet, so he came to support the parents and especially the mother, who is caring for the other children. I’m very glad he was able to come here and was willing to help the family in this way, so that Hena could have her surgery. Would you also help us by joining in prayer for her recovery?
Hena is one of the smallest Kurdish babies we have here in our Shevet community at the moment. Today was the day for her life-saving surgery that many people have prayed for, stepped forward to advocate on her behalf for, and worked hard for. Her uncle, who has taken on the extra special task of being her guardian throughout this important trip, has found the last few days to be growing heavy, so today’s surgery was especially welcomed by him.
After around forty-five minutes, we entered into her room, and as we looked together at this tiny baby before our eyes, connected to so many tubes, machines and wires, her uncle gave me a look of amazement. We took a moment to reflect silently that something really wonderful has happened today. Thank God that He has been faithful to see Hena, and to count her little life as valuable. Amen.