Wesam's Heart Surgery

the Gaza Strip

Wesam and His Patient Father Leave the Hospital

Posted on Sun, 04/20/2008 - 01:00 by Autumn_Ridley

After his final echocardiogram last Sunday, Wesam was released from the hospital the following day. He will return to Wolfson Medical Center in May for further evaluation of the medication he is taking for his heart.

Last month the doctors prescribed a specific medication for Wesam's heart and, because it was expensive, the father suggested that he stay in the hospital. They wanted to check this medication out for a month to see if it helped pump the blood more quickly in and out of his heart. Wesam will need to continue taking this medication for the next several years.

Wesam's father has been so patient waiting to see how his son will heal and recover.

Not Doing Well Yet

Posted on Sat, 03/15/2008 - 00:00 by Autumn_Ridley

Wesam is not doing well. His father is always hopeful that the next time I return to Gaza, he and Wesam will go with me. Wesam's father is very thankful for all of the help his son has received, but he is beginning to grow weary.

Wesam has been in the hospital for almost a month and he is still not where the doctors would like for him to be. There is a chance that he might have another surgery. They have him on several types of medication but his body is just not really responding to any of it.

Please keep Wesam and his tired father in your prayers.

A New Life, A Thankful Dad

Posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 00:00 by Autumn_Ridley

Wesam from Rafah in the Gaza Strip came through his surgery and is doing well. He has been in the ICU for a week and his recovery is slow but normal. He was evaluated in January and they wanted to operate right away but the surgeon was abroad so they had to reschedule.

Wesam's father is so appreciative to the staff and Wolfson for helping his son. He told me that it doesn't matter how long he has to stay just as long as his son gets the help he needs and will be healthy for the future.

As Wesam recovers keep his father and family in your prayers. His mother is having a hard time not being there with him so let's pray for her as well.