Updates on Samaah

Born on August 25, 2006, Samaah is back in Saskatoon after spending her first few days in Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Spoke to Hassan a few moments ago. Sounded a bit sleepy, but he had quite a few updates. Samaah is now slowly beginning to open her eyes more often and her swelling caused by the fluid retention has significantly decreased. Alhamdullilah, this is more good news. She also received her first stuffed animal from one of the amazing nurses at the hospital.

Naila and Hassan are also doing well, but very tired as you can all imagine. The intensity and lack of sleep in the last few days are beginning to catch up to them. And since it is unlikely the surgery will take place today (most probably tomorrow), they will definitely need to regain some energy and prepare themselves for tomorrow's activities. Also, on top of the current situation, the night before last, Hassan discovered his car had a flat tire, Subhan Allah! So he spent some time yesterday following up with that so that they can keep mobile between the hospital and my parents house (about a 15 minute drive). May Allah make this easy for them.

Hassan and Naila do also try to read the blog if they can, so feel free to write any duas or well wishes in the comments section. I'm sure it will help provide the support that they need at this time insha Allah.

Also, Aunty (Hassan's mom) and Sushmita (Hassan's sister) are leaving back to Saskatoon today. From there they will be flying out Bangladesh early tomorrow morning. Originally scheduled to be in Canada for one month, she extended her return flight twice and is now only leaving as her Visa is about to expire. But she is planning to return to Canada to visit Hassan, Naila and Samaah next year insha Allah. Aunty is an amazing woman, Masha Allah. Her patience and sincerity are truly admirable. May Allah make the journey easy for them.

FYI - when Samaah was born she weight 8.1 Lbs Masha Allah!


  • At August 29, 2006 11:02 AM, Anonymous Abida said…

    Assalam Alikum,

    this is great news, I wouldn't be able to check my email for a while, so I wish you all the best with the Samaah surgery and may Allah make it easy for all of you.

    Inshallah before you know she will be home with you and you will be changing several diapers.

  • At August 29, 2006 1:29 PM, Anonymous aminah said…

    8.1 lbs! woah, baby! and all that on a vegetarians diet? mashaAllah :)

    and a slashed ..ahem, flat..tire? who knew edmonton was as *wild* as browntown? hehe

    may Allah make this time easy for you both. friends as far as england are praying for little samaahs quick recovery. i can't wait to see her inshaAllah!


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