Surgery delayed by infection
This afternoon, I found Sundis painting a picture and chatting with her older sisters on the phone. She seems to be coming out of her shell a bit more every time we visit her. Her mother is always excited for visitors and eager to introduce us to her older daughters via video call.
According to a doctor in the Sheba hospital pediatric ward, Sundis has an infection in her blood that is delaying her surgery. Please pray that the infection will clear quickly with treatment so the doctors can proceed with her surgery as planned.
According to a floor nurse, Doctors are waiting in their decision regarding Sundis’s next surgery and sometimes it takes doctors a while to decide on their direction when it involves a major surgery.
Meanwhile, Sundis is a special girl. When I first arrived to Sheba hospital today, and stood at the entrance to Sundis’s room, Sundis came to me immediately. She looked at me with curiosity and loved my hand bag. But the moment I stepped into the room, she was really shy. It was interesting to see how she changed in a couple of seconds; on the one hand shy, but on the other, she wants to be part of everything.
An updated plan of treatment
Sundis’ echo at Sheba hospital last week, showed that her pacemaker was not working; the doctors have now synchronized it to her heart, so it should function properly now.
However, a conduit that was placed ten years ago between her right ventricle and pulmonary artery, has now narrowed and her doctors are considering the best course of treatment. Additionally, they would like Sundis to see some other specialists, including a neurologist, to assess her development.
When coworker Alena and I visited Sundis this afternoon, we found her exploring up and down the hallway in the pediatric ward. She’s active and curious, but very shy.
Please pray that the doctors would determine the best intervention for Sundis’ narrowed conduit, and for her continued growth and development.