Yousif came to Sheba hospital today for a CT scan of his heart and a corona test in preparation for his operation, scheduled for Sunday. Obviously, everyone loves this beautiful boy and are taken aback by his small size. It was six hours of fasting before the procedure today which is a really long time for a baby who eats every two hours; it’s like missing three meals. Once the CT angio was done, he was able to take his bottle as usual and enjoyed eating and sleeping normally.
This morning little Yousif was spontaneously called to Sheba hospital for an echo. I brought him and his mother to the hospital. Even though he is already often called “small Yousif“ by us, I only realized his tininess when I wanted to put him in the car seat. So small and cute! While I was parking the car, my co-worker Georgia brought Yousif and his mother to the echo area. When I arrived there, they were already in the room, so I joined them to see what was happening. After the echo, the doctor told me that he wants to discuss with more doctors what to do about Yousif’s treatment and that Yousif will most likely need a CT scan to help them find out more. Please pray for wisdom from above to equip the doctors in their decisions, thereby securing the very best help for little Yousif.
Yousif had his first appointment at Sheba hospital today. He had an echo that lasted for about an hour as the cardiologist and technician worked to thoroughly capture the structure of his heart. His mum was amazing. This is her first baby and he is only one and a half months old. She calmed him and got him to sleep. The doctor confirmed he needs the arterial switch surgery, which was the recommendation in Kurdistan.
Today Yousif and his mother arrived with four other families at the Jordan river crossing after coming by plane to Jordan from Kurdistan, When I arrived at the crossing point, the families had already passed the control and also my co-workers Georgia and Alena were already there, so I quickly joined the group picture at the last second.
Then we went outside to the Shevet vans, parked at the crossing, and waiting for us. Thank God there was enough space for all the bags and all the families, so we made our way back. On our last trip from the Jordan border, there was a situation in which the Lord answered my prayer, and showed me that he knows what we need. Today the exact same thing happened, and it was such a beautiful reminder of his faithfulness for me.
I hope that his faithfulness encourages us to also be faithful to him. Would you join us in prayer for newborn Yousif? He will have his first appointment in Sheba hospital tomorrow.