December 21, 2010 by Cody · Comments Off
It’s incredible to watch the journeys of these children and their families.
Most of the families come in individually carrying their children. The children usually stay in their beds with their mothers until they go in for their surgery.
Then the mother’s begin to grow closer as they wait for their children to come through the surgery and out of the ICU. When each child comes out, they celebrate and soon they’ll start walking their children or each other’s children down the hallway tightly gripping their hands.
Then one by one, each child gets stronger and soon the mothers stay in the room chatting while their children are running around on their own!
It’s a beautiful thing to be writing this post and be interrupted by the children we’ve grown to love so much.
Anwar and Fatima seem to grow stronger each day here in the hospital.
Today, Anwar and I colored. He drew pictures of palm trees and birds. I think we’re all counting down the days until we can leave the hospital!
Aras’ surgery was postponed until tomorrow because of an emergency which required his slot. This time they did not look so disappointed, and in fact seemed accepting because of the reason things were happening this way. Aras’ mother was also attempting to encourage Mustafa’s mother when she approached and began to shed tears as she talked about Mustafa’s condition. This good natured boy must be getting anxious about all the times he’s had to go through the pre-op essentials, and fast from foods after midnight. We will update you tomorrow about the status of Aras after his surgery.