Today little Yad and his mother went back to Kurdistan. After almost three and a half months, one surgery, one catheterization and a lot of waiting within the walls of Sheba Children’s Hospital, Yad and especially his mother are very happy to be able to go home to their family.
The last three months have been very great with them. It was incredible to watch Yad learning more and more how to walk and talk. It has been a lot of fun doing life with him in our community house.
I am also very thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know Yad’s mother who has become a very good friend and sister to us. She is a very strong and powerful woman and always has a smile on her face. It is pretty great and also really sad to see them going now as they became very important to me. They will always be in all our hearts. We all love them very much and they definitely will be missed.
Please pray for protection and blessing over them as they return to their family in Kurdistan.
Today our little friend Yad had his interventional catheterization at Sheba Children’s Hospital. After three hours, the doctor was very happy to tell us they were able to dilate his pulmonary arteries and that he is doing well now. The doctor also said Yad might be able to go home to Kurdistan in the next few weeks. Yad’s mother especially was very happy that he finally had his long awaited cath and that he is doing good.
During the waiting time, I had a really nice time with Yad’s mom, as she has become a very close friend, or more, like a family member to me in the last months that she has been here. I enjoy every minute that I can spend with Yad and his mom, they have become very important to me. For all of us at Shevet, it has been very nice and exciting to see how Yad is developing and growing since he first arrived here.
When I entered Yad’s room a while after his cath today, he was welcoming me with a very bright smile which made me very happy. I want to thank the Lord for every experience and memory these two wonderful people made during their time here. I also want to thank you Lord for protecting Yad and that he is doing so well now.
Please pray that Yad will stay as well as he is right now and that he and his mother are able to go home soon.
Our dear Yad and his mother got ready this morning to go to the hospital to have finally a cath for Yad tomorrow. But the hospital called us surprisingly to tell us that Yad’s cath is changed.
It was quite a shock and sad message for Yad’s mother. She was waiting so long for her son to have this cath and now it got postponed so suddenly. She was crying and asking several times, “Why? We’ve already waited so long here.” I can understand her completely. It’s not easy.
Some hours later, she was already a little happier again. She is such a lovely woman and a big blessing to all of us. May God bless her and give her all the strength, love and patience she needs.
Little Yad is happy to be not in the hospital. He doesn’t like hospitals. He is enjoying much more the time with the other children, their mothers and his mother in Ashdod.
Please pray that Yad can have his cath soon and everything will go so well that they can go home really soon.
Cute Yad and his wonderful mother are waiting patiently now two weeks since his CT scan. There is still no time planned for his catheterization, but hopefully by next week or sooner. Yad is doing good so far and we hope that after the catherization, his heart condition will be better. So during this waiting time, we are spending a really joyful and fun time together in our home in Ashdod. He is now completely warmed up to us. I love it so much when I enter the house of the families and he sees me, how he stretches out his arms to me and is only happy again when he is in my arms. He knows exactly what he wants and shows us directly.
It is such a blessing to be a part of his life and also to see step by step how he is improving in so many areas and how he learns more and more. For example, he is learning at the moment how to walk by himself. It’s the cutest, when he is so happy about it to walk with somebody’s help.
In general, he is a very happy boy and he laughs so much. It is also so funny to see, how he imitates his mother or us volunteers in some situations.
Added to that his mother is such a lovely person and we all enjoy it to spend time and talk with her. She is also very caring for the others, so she is always asking how Racheal and her mother are doing.
We had also sometimes the opportunity to spent together with the other families a good time, shopping in the big mall, at the beach, or the park behind our home.
It is always a wonderful time with them. They became so important to us and are in our hearts. Please pray for this little boy, his mother and an appointment for his catheterization soon.
Today I went to Sheba Medical Center with little Yad and his lovely Mother for an echo.
Yad’s pulmonary arteries are still very narrow and he will have a CT scan tomorrow. After the scan, the doctors will discuss the next steps in Yad’s treatment.
During his examinations, Yad was crying a lot but his wonderful mother was always with him, calming him down and giving him comfort.
I really enjoy spending time with both Yad and his mother. It’s been a special time for me since they are here.
Lord bless Yad and be with him and his mother.
Today, when coworker Willem and I were on our way to visit little Yad at Sheba Hospital, the nurses told us that he can already be discharged today.
He will have a checkup appointment next week, and until then, Yad and his mother will spend the time at our community home in Ashdod.
I really enjoy spending time with Yad and his mother and I’m happy that they could already leave the hospital.
Thank the Lord that Yad is doing so good right now. Please say a prayer for this little one and his mother.
Today I went to Sheba Medical Center to see Yad. Yesterday, he had surgery to repair the Tetralogy of Fallot. Right after the surgery, the doctors gave him some blood transfusions because he was a little bit anemic, and now he’s doing quite good and is also already extubated.
When I entered Yad’s room this morning, he was restless, but his mother was holding him and calming him down very nicely. His mother is a really nice and friendly woman and I enjoy spending time with her and her little son.
Please continue praying for Yad’s recovery.
Today, coworker Rachel and I drove early in the morning to Sheba Medical Center because of the surgery for cute little Yad. At the beginning his lovely mother came crying out of the ICU, but after a few minutes it was better and she prayed a lot. We were sitting the whole waiting time with her and it was a very blessed time. Thankfully, everything went well during the surgery and Yad is stable. After five hours, Yad was back in his room and his mother couldn’t wait to be with him again. He woke up really fast and the doctors want to extubate him already today. Please pray for Yad’s recovery and for the peace of his mother.
Today we brought Yad and his mother to Sheba Hospital.
He was getting admitted for his Tetralogy of fallot repair surgery tomorrow.
For his admission, he needed an ECG, an x-ray, and different tests which he didn’t like at all.
In between these appointments, he had fun playing in the waiting area or just sitting with his mom.
Thank you for praying for his surgery tomorrow and for comfort for his lovely mum!
Yad was going to Sheba Medical Center today for an ECG and a blood test. These tests were necessary so the doctor has all the information he needs.
Yad was not very happy with all these tests, and his mother also had a hard time seeing her child crying during the blood test. Fortunately it was quickly over with, and Yad was playing happily afterwards in the play-area.
We are happy to have Yad and his mother in our halfway house. Yad gives a lot of smiles and kisses to us, and his mother is very kind and patient. God bless them, and may surgery day come soon.
Today, coworker Tabea and I went to Sheba Medical Center with Yad and his mother for an Ultrasound examination during which Yad cried a lot. However, his lovely mother was with him all the time and calmed him down very nicely. Thanks be to God, the ultrasound was good.
His mom is a really lovely and happy woman. I really liked to spend time with her and her cute little son. We thank the Lord that they can be in Israel now for Yad’s treatment.