There were lots of prayers for this INR appointment today at Sheba hospital, all with the hope of it being the last one necessary for Abdullah.
Abdullah’s mother was her usual joyful self, and Abdullah was chatting away with me as we waited. His mother dressed him especially nicely with the expectations of today being the last appointment day. When the INR result was ready, I saw that it was within the range the doctors were looking for and I was extremely happy.
Abdullah’s mother was so thankful, she had me take a picture of her and Abdullah with the doctor. Thank the Lord that He has again showed his faithfulness and provision to a child and family in need.
After the echo, when I told him we needed to wait for the other children to be ready, he gave me a big grin, said “okay, bye bye!” and began scooting his stroller away down the hall.
The doctor was hoping that Abdullah’s INR would be between 2-3 today, it was at 1.8 however. So he decided to increase one of Abdullah’s medicines, and see him again in a week.
We were able to do his appointment and go right home which was nice for the mother of Abdullah.
Abdullah’s mother was a ray of sunshine as we went to an INR test at Sheba Medical for Abdullah. Even though she and I can’t communicate perfectly, she always makes me feel how thankful she is for us and the hospital.
At the appointment, doctors found that Abdullah’s INR was still too low, so they are raising the dosage of a medication till the coming Monday.
Monday will be his next INR appointment. Please be praying that his INR will be within the range the doctors are looking for.
Abdullah also had to have a blood test done to check his INR which is still not within the range they would like it to be.
Abdullah’s mother is such a sweet and grateful woman who wants everyone to know how thankful she is for them. She is truly a ray of sunshine. Abdullah has also been walking more and playing with us volunteers.
When Ella and I went to visit Abdullah we found him playing on the phone, and eating his breakfast. His mother was very happy, and said he was doing well. I waved at him a few different times, and he humored me by waving back. He even gave me one of his sweet smiles. After our visit they moved him to the sixth floor ward to continue his recovery.
Abdullah’s mother was sitting outside Sheba hospital’s pediatric ICU today, and she was exuberant with happiness. This lovely woman is humble in spirit and pure in heart, so seeing her with so much joy was one of the best parts of the day. And this is all because her precious son had a successful surgery yesterday.
He was asleep when she invited us to see him. His pain is minimal and he is doing well. Thank you so much for praying for this beautiful boy.
We spent the hours of his surgery waiting in silence; broken only by Abdullah’s mother’s frequent prayers, and family reaching out to check how the surgery was going. For each call, she showed me, as I waited alongside her. Even though we couldn’t communicate with Abdullah’s mom, just our being there was a comfort for her family.
After four hours, medical staff informed us the surgery had gone well, and they only needed to close his chest. Abdullah’s mother was overjoyed at the news, shaking the hands of the doctors out of gratitude. At three o’clock, she was able to enter into his room. He was already gaining consciousness, and was doing well.
Please be praying for Abdullah, that he would have a good night.
Please pray for the surgery team tomorrow to have wisdom and strength from God and for Abdullah’s mother to have peace in the whole situation. She is a very happy woman in general, but she can get very worried when Abdullah has some kind of procedure. Today before I left the hospital, she asked me if I could help her to bathe Abdullah, so I did and she was reluctant for me to leave afterwards. So your prayers are much appreciated.
Please pray for a fruitful waiting time in Jaffa with our other Kurdish families.
As always, I enjoyed spending time with him and his lovely mother, who is always sweet and friendly to me and so very loving to her little boy.
Please pray for strength and patience for both of them during their stay in the hospital.
Today was Abdullah’s catheterization at Sheba hospital. He had to wait a little bit longer then expected. The question today was if he would go into catheterization, because there were more patients going into catheterizations. He was fasting, so it was a little rough for him to wait longer.
While waiting, I had a chance to get to know Abdullah’s mother a little better. With a translation app on my phone, we had a little conversation about our families. It was nice.
Pray for him and his mother in this nervous time.
Shortly before Co-workers Julio, Bria and I wanted to leave our Jaffa community home with two Kurdish mothers and their children, all of whom had appointments at Sheba hospital, we got a phone call from the hospital saying we should bring Abdullah to the hospital also. It was, as always, the perfect timing of God, because we were just about to leave.
Therefore, Abdullah was admitted to the hospital today for a diagnostic catheterization tomorrow. When he came to the hospital, he had to do an Echo, X-ray and Corona test. He is a really calm, nice little boy, which is why he didn’t have a problem with any of these tests, not even with the Corona test.
After the tests were done, both Abdullah and his mother were able to go into their room which was nicely prepared for them, and now they are looking forward to the diagnostic cath tomorrow. Please pray for them.
We went to Sheba hospital very early in the morning for Abdullah’s CT-Scan. Firstly, we had to wait because there were some problems with the appointment because of the holidays, but after a little time of waiting, Abdullah entered the CT-Scan area.
So everything went well and the surgery date is not made yet. Please pray for patience for Abdullah and his mother.
We first met his family at an IDP Camp in Zakho. At the time we met him, he was suffering from a lung infection and his oxygen was in the 40% range. His mother carried him into an office. He seemed so weak. Thankfully after treatment, he improved.
A few days later, we visited him in his tent in the camp. He is related to a man named Khalid, who came to Israel a year ago for heart surgery. We were able to visit Abdullah’s family with Khalid and his family. It was nice to have a small family reunion. He seemed to be doing much better this time, and he has a sense of humor and loves to play.
Please pray for Abdullah and his mother as they start this new journey in Israel.