Written by Simona and Doro
Today I met adorable Jori whom we picked up this morning at Erez to bring them to Sheba Hospital. Jori, her father and I went to the x-ray together where we had to wait for a long time because Jori had eaten her last meal too close to her appointment, even though she was supposed to be sober for the x-ray.
Jori and I spent the waiting time playing together. From time to time her father would drive her for walks, which she enjoyed very much. The hospital clown visited us just in time because Jori was incredibly hungry, but still she was not allowed to eat. So playing and joking with the clown was perfect.
Finally we got the okay from the doctor that things could start now. First, Jori had a normal x-ray, then she had to drink a very sweet liquid, a barium contrast, which is used to see how good her body takes liquids or if her body spews it out. They found out that everything looks normal and so they are requesting another examination of the swallowing mechanism now, as they couldn’t figure out why she has problems eating.
Please pray for Joi that she can soon have this next test and that she will stay safe in Gaza in the meantime.
Today was a long day for beautiful Jori. Actually we just wanted to do an echo with her at Sheba Hospital, but after twoechos, an ECG and checking some x-rays, Jori was sent to the ER.
The doctors in the cardiology found she didn’t really feel well. So we did an x-ray in the ER and after some more waiting, had a long talk with the doctor who said she thinks Jori had an infection and still has some symptoms remaining from this infection.
However, Jori’s father insisted there is still something wrong and it’s not just remains from an infection. That’s why Jori and her father are staying in the hospital for observation for now. We can’t do anything but wait and pray for wisdom for the doctors and patience for sweet Jori and her father. Heavenly father, please take care of this wonderful little girl!
This morning coworker Petra and I went to the Erez Crossing to pick up little Jori. She is scheduled for an Echo this week at Sheba Hospital.
When we arrived to hospital, we met Jori’s father and little Jori herself, who was smiling at us like a ray of sun. Though we had to wait for nearly two hours in the car for another Gaza child, Jori always smiled and was delighted. The two hours were so pleasant with her nice father and cute Jori. They will stay with us in Ashdod until she has all her appointments.
“Thank you Lord for beautiful Jori and the happiness she brings to our lives with her smile.”