Amaleya is the Arabic word for surgery. I learned it long ago but have never used it like we have the past 12 hours.
Yesterday we took Ella to her Dr because she was complaining about her stomach for a few days and it seemed to be centralizing on the low right side. She had no fever and no other symptoms really. The Dr sent us straight to have bloodwork and an ultrasound done in hopes of ruling out appendicitis. The ultrasound tech did a thourough job and said it looked like appendicitis. Things progressed quickly from there. A surgeon met us at a nearby Hospital to assess whether she needed surgery last night or could it wait for this morning.
He checked us in for the night at a beautifully clean hospital so they could monitor her and have the amaleya first thing this morning.
I’m writing this to you while little sweet Ella is down a few floors in a room full of Arabic speakers undergoing surgery. We are mostly brave, but truly ONLY “because of Christ and His love for us we can come fearlessly into His presence, assured of His glad welcome!” (The kids and I just worked on that verse this week)
Please pray for our brave girl! Pray that God uses this to draw her even closer to Him. Pray that we can communicate clearly with Drs and nurses- This part has been difficult so far. Pray for wisdom for Dr. Aloulou right now.
Thank you for standing with us.
We will update you all soon!