It is always a delight to have her and her mother in our house. Fatima likes to play with the other children in our house and Fatima’s mother loves to cook. We have tasted some incredible meals from her already.
Today was the first time that Fatima has returned for a check up; this is significant because she will need to return every month for the following years in order to receive her life-saving medication and also to see her cardiologist. I’m not sure there has been a case like Fatima’s at Shevet before, and certainly not in the last three years that I have have here.
By God’s grace we found a steady way to supply Fatima with her medication. Every medicine for every child is important, but in Fatima’s case, it is very much keeping her alive, so the weight of preparing it or teaching the mother how to do so, was a serious responsibility. Thank God Fatima did not have any episodes while staying in Jaffa, and please pray that this will continue to be the case once she is back home.
Her cardiologist was amazing and consulted with world experts in the field to decide the best way forward for her. Thankfully the medication she is on controls her spells and she hasn’t had one since starting the medication.
Please pray that the medication will be available for her very soon and that we receive answers if she could be discharged to our community home in Jaffa or to Gaza.
Fatima has been taking a medicine to help her fainting spells, and there has been improvement in her condition. The doctors are deciding the next steps for treatment, whether it will be to remain in Sheba or return to Gaza.
It was already dark when I picked up Fatima and her mother from the Erez Border. We have been waiting for a few days now for her to get permission to come to Sheba Medical Centre from Gaza. She has a few electrophysiological problems in her heart.
The journey was good although Fatima got sick from motion in the car, but afterwards she was feeling better. When we arrived to Sheba hospital, she played in the play area, and had a lot of fun there.
She was hospitalized, and the nurses carried out some tests for her admission, as well as bringing tea and food, and looked after her well. She will be seen tomorrow by one of the Pediatric cardiologists.
Please pray for Fatima.