Catheterization day for Abdullah
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 we were waiting, he slept a lot. His mother was emotional. She was nervous. But luckily the doctor came in after a while to bring him into the OR.
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.
After an hour and a half, Abdullah came out of the OR. The catheterization went well. Doctors will use the results of the cath to help them decide the details of a future surgery for Abdullah.
Pray for him and his mother in this nervous time.
Admitted for diagnostic cath tomorrow
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.
CT scan with a fast recovery
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.
We thought this procedure would be possible without Anesthesia because he was so calm, but as soon as Abdullah arrived in the CT-Scan room, he cried a lot.
The doctor decided to do it with Anesthesia and assured it would be fine.
Abdullah recovered very fast in the recovery area and asked about the phone already after a few minutes.
He was in a good mood, smiled a lot, and told us he is ready to go home. It surprised us that his little body could recover from Anesthesia so quickly and completely.
So everything went well and the surgery date is not made yet. Please pray for patience for Abdullah and his mother.