So long Meer, see you in Kurdistan
After the successful echo today, Meer’s doctor released him at last to Kurdistan. Everything is fine and he can go back home completely healed. What a joy. We celebrated it all together with the community at the farewell party, shared words of encouragement, ate cake…
Little Meer is very excited for going home and understands pretty well that he is going to see his mother and the rest of the family very soon. He couldn’t wait anymore and repeatedly said “Let’s go to Kurdistan,“ in Kurdish.
It was a nice good bye and the families who are spending time in the Jaffa guesthouse currently, were standing outside and waving to Meer and is father when we departed for the airport.
Please pray for a good journey and arrival for sweet Meer and his father.
INR levels still not allowing discharge
Today cute Meer and his father had to come to Sheba hospital for another blood test indicating Meer’s INR level.
The blood test showed that the INR is not okay yet so Meer and his father can’t fly back to Kurdistan yet. They have an appointment on Sunday to see the hematologist.
Meer’s father understands this and wants just the best for his beloved son, but he and Meer as well are also looking forward to going home soon to be reunited with their family.
Please pray that the appointment on Sunday might brings some clarity and can help Meer.
Last appointment on Thursday?
Today Meer’s father hoped so much that Meer would be cleared to go back to Kurdistan.
After Meer’s echo…
– all at Sheba Hospital this morning, the doctor agreed from the cardiac standpoint that his heart is in a good condition. Meer’s father was very caring during these appointments as always, and tried to keep Meer calm during the examination.
Then Meer’s dad asked about Meer’s lungs and the liquid build-up there, but after a little check-up with the echo, the result was also positive
At the end, the doctor decided to see Meer on the next Thursday again to make some tests. They want to keep him here this week especially because of the INR level, which was different yesterday, to make sure that everything is okay.
I’m very glad to see that the doctors at Sheba are very careful and thoughtful about every decision and want to make sure that every child is absolutely well before releasing them.
Please pray that Meer will be cleared to go back to his family in Kurdistan on Thursday, may it be God’s will
Meer’s cath was very successful today. The doctors used the cath to find out the reason for Meer still having low oxygen levels and combined the cath with a treatment. The treatment was mainly to dilate the artery.
When I visited Meer after the cath, he was still very tired but already interested and curious about his surroundings.
Please pray for an improvement of Meer’s condition.
Readmitted for catheterization
We all loved having Meer and his really kind father at our community home in Jaffa this weekend. He is a cute and happy boy and loves to play.
Today he was readmitted to Sheba Children’s hospital for a catheterization tomorrow. His oxygen is still quite low so the doctors in the hospital are hoping that the cath might help with that.
He had to wait for some time today before he could go into his room, but luckily he was not upset about it as he could play with soap bubbles and the train in the children’s echo area of the hospital.
Please pray for Meer and his father for their time in the hospital now and that they are able to go back to Kurdistan soon.
Echo clear, oxygen still low
When I entered his Sheba hospital room, Meer was playing with some gifts from the hospital, as you can see in the picture.
Good news is, Meer had an echo today which showed there is no fluid in his lungs anymore. Praise God.
Meer will stay in the ICU a few more days for his recovery. He is getting oxygen right now, because his oxygen level is very low and his father is very worried about that. But the doctor told us it’s normal, because after Meer’s big surgery, the changes are first kind of an adjustment for the heart and it usually gets better after a bit of time. They will check about this in particular and decide maybe to do a catheterization if it’s not getting better in the next days.
Admitted for cath tomorrow
Little Meer was admitted to Sheba hospital today to make ready for his catheterization tomorrow.
Having arrived at the hospital late this evening, Meer was ready to play as soon as he got in the ER area, climbing up on a statue of a fish within minutes.
The hospital had a room ready for Meer as soon as he arrived. We are thankful they were able to settle in to the hospital early in the evening to rest before the catheterization tomorrow.
Today Co-worker Julio and I had the privilege of collecting three new families from the Airport, including the lovely boy Meer and his friendly father seen left here above.
They have been to Israel some years ago already and Meer underwent heart surgery. After that he was discharged in a good condition and sent back to Kurdistan.
Meer has returned for his next surgery. He is accompanied by his father. Meer remained in stable condition throughout the flight.
Meer and his father are quarantining in our Jerusalem Guest House for one week. Then they will transition to our Jaffa base.
On Tuesday, Meer will have his first appointment with the doctors at Sheba hospital. Please pray for a good settling-in time for Meer and is father.