Today Midya had an echo at Sheba hospital to see if she is ready to be discharged to Kurdistan. Unfortunately, she still has fluid in her lungs, so she has to come back next week for another echo. When the fluid is gone, she can go home to Kurdistan.
The positive side is that the fluid is lessening, so she also can take less medicine as well.
Hopefully by next week, the fluid will be gone. Midya’s mother is of course hoping to go back to her family soon.
Midya came again for an echo at Sheba hospital, to check the effusion level around her heart; the medicine, thank God, is effective and the effusion is decreasing. We are praying that next week, the doctors can start to wean her off of the medication and especially that once she is off of it, the fluid will not return.
Despite frequent trips to the hospital, Midya is doing very well. I think often of the phrase “It’s her world, and we’re just living in it,” as Midya explores her surroundings and takes in the world around her, like playing with flowers outside or playing the piano for the first time.
She is a lovely girl with a bright future. Thank you for your prayers for her.
After cute Midya was discharged a week ago from Sheba hospital, she spent a really nice time at our community home and got to know the other children, even making friends with them. Today, Midya had had to return to the hospital however for an echo-cardiogram, to see how she is doing.
During the echo, Midya was not very calm and did cry. The echo showed tat in general, Midya’s heart looks good but is not yet where it needs to be for her to be discharged to Kurdistan.
Midya needs to have another echo on Sunday. Her mother is hoping to return to Kurdistan soon of course but she wants Midya to be in a good condition and will stay as long as it takes.
Please pray for a remaining time for Midya and her mom to be fruitful and blessed.
After beautiful Midya’s surgery a week ago, she is already discharged to Jaffa today and doing very well, thank God.
She was already happily eating when I visited her today. I was really happy to see beautiful Midya in such a good condition after just one week. Her mother was very happy today when I told her the news that she will go to our community home in Jaffa for now.
We are very happy as well for them to be home, back with the other families again and back with us. Hopefully we can spend a nice time together. Midya needs to have follow up in one week and was discharged with only one medicine.
Midya is still in the Sheba hospital pediatric ICU after her surgery yesterday. Her doctor said that after the surgery, Midya’s lungs begin to fill with blood, requiring a tube for the purpose of draining. Other than this issue, Midya is doing well and is also extubated.
Midya was sleeping when we came. She also woke up a little and cried with the little strength that she had. Her mother was emotional when we talked to her today, but she is happy that Midya is doing okay overall.
God is good, God is holy, God is love, God is great. We are thankful Midya’s the surgery went well and she is stable. Please pray her recovery will continue and that the bleeding in the longs will stop.
Today Midya was called in for surgery tomorrow. When she and her mother left the house, the other mothers had a hard time saying goodbye to them. They all cried. It is nice to see that they are so close with each other.
We ask for a blessing for the doctors and for Midya and her family. Please pray for them.
Midya’s stay in the hospital went ahead without any complications after her catheterisation, and so she was released home to our Jaffa community house. Midya’s mother was happy to be joining her friends back in Jaffa; Midya too seems very settled.
Later in the evening, they sat outside in the warm evening breeze with little Onaees and his mother, also invited by Shevet Achim for surgery here in Israel.
We will wait to hear the plan and date for Midya’s surgery.
Midya got hospitalized at Sheba Medical Center today for her catheterization tomorrow. We went to the hospital very late because of the Shabbat.
Some of the mothers who are living in our community home in Jaffa were very excited and helped Midya’s mom with her bag and the buggy and took her to the car. It was a nice atmosphere and everyone was grateful that something is moving forward after their quarantine.
The Admission procedure went very well, because the room was already prepared. Furthermore the mother of Midya met the father of Mohammed in the ICU and he welcomed her very friendly. He was also a big help for the translation.
It was not easy to leave Midya and her mother, but I‘m happy to see them tomorrow again and to be with them through this whole procedure by visits and prayer.
Wednesday will be admission day for little Midya but today we had an appointment at the hospital for her PCR-Test. It went very well.
Co-worker Rachel and I drove to the hospital together for the first time. She was a big help and it was fun. Having Rachel along with me made the trip easier. For example, she was able to wait with the family, while I parked the car. Teamwork is a blessing indeed,
Midya was very calm and brave during the test. After almost an hour we were able to drive back to our community home.
Please pray for her admission on Wednesday, that they feel comfortable in the hospital in this foreign country, and also that the doctors would have wisdom.
Sweet Midya had her first cardiac assessment at Sheba hospital today. It was difficult for her, as she was upset during each step of the process: echo, ECG, and blood test.
We hope Midya will learn to become more confident and calm during these appointments. The assessments in Israel are typically much longer than those these children have experienced before in hospitals in Kurdistan.
The outcome of the day is that Midya will need a diagnostic catheterisation prior to a surgery, as the doctors need to check the blood pressure in her lungs.
Midya left to home in Jaffa today, and will wait for the catheterisation to be scheduled.
Midya arrived in Israel yesterday along with her mother and a group of Kurdish families also requiring medical help for their children.
Midya is a one year and eight month old girl from Iraqi Kurdistan. She was diagnosed with a heart condition called VSD, which means she has a hole in the lower chambers of her heart. She has not had any surgical intervention for her whole life, and now she has developed pulmonary hypertension. We hope that the surgeons in Israel are able to operate on her.
Please pray for Midya, she is so sweet but also a little timid! I hope that she learns to love Israel, the people of our community, and to feel at home here for the duration of her stay.