I found little Lava still intubated in her hospital room when I visited her today. Her lovely mother only speaks Kurdish and wanted to know how her Lava was doing. One of the nurses told me that Lava is doing well so far after that big surgery and they are planning to extubate her in this next few days. They wanted to extubate her already today, but after a previous echo was done for her, they weren’t completely satisfied yet with the function of her heart. So they want to wait with extubating her for now.
This is normal for a child like Lava who underwent a big surgery just yesterday. Other Kurdish moms are often also in the ICU to help each other and provide each other a kind of emotional support. They have each other and can speak the same language. It is lovely to see how fast they always connect with one another. In the picture it is from left to right the mother of Asmeen, Lava’s mother and Yadgar’s mother. A great support ministry amongst themselves.
Sweet Lava was called in to Sheba hospital today. She will be having part one of a two-stage surgery tomorrow. She is the first of the most recent group of children who traveled from Kurdistan, to have surgery. She is already late for the switch operation so this is why they are going in two steps.
Please be praying for her life, for her mother and for the surgery to be successful.
Little girl Lava had to visit Sheba hospital today for her first assessment involving an echo and an ECG. During the assessment, Lava’s mother and I chatted a bit with each other to get to know each other. These parents are often worried and kind of afraid when they come to Israel because they don’t know anything here. It’s good that we can spend time with them to help them through the beginning.
Lava was crying during her examinations but her beautiful mother was by her side. The whole examination must have been quite exhausting for that little girl which is why she immediately fell asleep after it.