Today, coworker Willem and I picked up Mohammed and his mother at the Erez Border Crossing. We were both very happy to hear how well Mohammed’s mother could speak English. It was so nice to talk with her on our way to the hospital.
Also, little Mohammed’s pulmonology appointment went very well. The doctor was very pleased and said, “He is in a very good condition.” Mohammed will return in six months for the next checkup, with an x-ray included.
I would like to share something else with you, something Mohammed’s mother shared with me. She was telling us about two months she had spent in the past, in the hospital. During this time, our dear coworkers Georgia, Alena and Sabrina became family to her. She was telling us how much these girls mean to her and that she, back in Gaza, always talks about them.
This really touched my heart and encouraged me to build up relationships with the mums we are visiting in the hospital for weeks. We can have an impact on their lives. And when they see Jesus in us, what a great impact it can have!
Let’s thank God for the good condition of Mohammed and lets also pray that God uses us to touch the hearts of the families of Gaza and Kurdistan.
The doctor said that everything looked great. They would like to see him in six months from now for a check-up echo. His mother is such a kind and friendly woman, it was nice to be able to spend the time waiting with her.
These were the words of Mohammed’s lovely mother today during my visit with them at Sheba hospital. Our little boy is extubated again and he was crying a lot during my visit. His mother is generally a really happy woman, never complaining about anything, smiling a lot. I love to visit her because she has that beautiful attitude of smiling and giving her love to other people no matter what circumstances she is in. It is lovely to be a witness of that attitude and I can learn a lot from her.
However, the happiest of women are sad sometimes and today was Mohammed’s mother’s day for sadness as she looked at her beloved little son wanting to help him, but could not. She said she knows that God can help him and she continues to pray for him.
She really has a beautiful attitude in the whole situation but that doesn’t mean it is easy for her. So please join me in prayer for this lovely mother and for Mohammed.
Mohammed is extubated after his surgery, and his mum is very happy for this improvement. In the midst of this joy for her own son, she has been a very good friend to some of the other mothers from Kurdistan who experienced the tragic loss of a baby recently. She texted me the day after this sad event to ask after the child’s mother.
Your prayers for this lovely boy are appreciated.
This lovely boy is just one month old and today underwent surgery to correct the Tetralogy of Fallot at Sheba Medical Center. His mother, an English speaker, has already researched his condition extensively and picked up very well the intricacies of the procedure.
Baby Mohammed was born in Gaza just four days after the end of recent fighting there. When doctors saw he was blue, they sent him for an urgent echocardiogram. This revealed he has pulmonary atresia which can only be treated in Israel.
He is being kept alive by administration of the medicine prostaglandin, which keeps open a crucial duct to the heart which normally closes after birth. The Sheba Medical Center has agreed to accept him today and our coworker Amar is working to transfer him by ICU ambulance