Ahmed went in to surgery today early in the morning. The condition of his heart is an L-TGA. The surgery was very complicated, and due to this, the wait for Ahmed was quite long. The doctors said it was successful though.
The next 48 hours are still crucial, so please be praying for Ahmed’s recovery. His mother had the company of the mother of Mohammed, and the mother of Yano. The mother of Yano was such a huge help today graciously helping with translation.
Ahmed was admitted to Sheba Medical Center today for a surgery tomorrow. His mother was so thankful that Ahmed is receiving surgery tomorrow, that she kept saying no problem about the many steps for getting admitted.
Zakaria needed to have a Corona test, an echo, and an ECG upon his entry to the hospital.
Please keep praying that God’s hand would be over the surgery and with the doctors tomorrow.
After a long wait, Ahmed’s CT scan appointment at Sheba hospital came up today. Ahmed had to fast 2:00 a.m. which caused him to be very hungry and unsettled in the morning while waiting in the CT scan area.
They are here for the third time now in Israel and hoping for a surgery this time, so the doctors’ decision for the surgery is very important. Please pray for doctors to have God’s wisdom and to make the right decision for Ahmed whatever that will be, and for peace and trust in God for Ahmed’s mother.
Today was the first appointment for Ahmed at the Sheba Medical Center. We drove from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, because they have been visiting in our Jerusalem Guest House. Ahmed’s mother was ready to leave for hospital an hour before the departure.
The doctor recorded Ahmed’s weight and oxygen level. It‘s very hard for Ahmed to get used to these appointments however, and he cried a lot. Please pray that it‘s getting better. In one room is a little car, and Ahmed was impressed. He sat in the car as a reward after the assignment.
Co-worker Julio came along and was able to translate from English to Kurdish. He explained to Ahmed’s mother that the Doctor wants Ahmed to do a CT-Scan and they will decide afterwards about the next steps. If Ahmed’s heart is in the right condition, they would do a surgery. Otherwise the doctor prefers a catheterization.
His mother was also told that Ahmed is growing well and that he should continue taking the medicine which he has been taking during this past year. Before we went back to Jerusalem, Ahmed had an X-Ray.
At the end of this visit, Ahmed was more calm walked through the floor with his mom, watched some videos and slept. A mother who was also waiting for an assignment, talked to the mother of Ahmed. I think it was very nice for Ahmed‘s mother to feel comfortable in the new surroundings at the Sheba hospital. She could also meet some volunteers and parents she knew from the Shevet Achim community house.