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.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Assalamu Alikum,

Allhumdulliah Samaah has moved “across the hall” from the NICU, although it is on the other side of the floor. I guess the halls in the hospital are bigger than regular hall ways, but anyways (minor details J)

She didn’t make the feeding quota, but she is getting there inshallah. Slowly but surely, so I guess they thought she was “Pediatric” material and decided she can join their elite group!

The move was something new and exciting for all of us. The best part was, she was reunited with her friend from Regina. A little boy, who was in Edmonton at the same time as her, became her new Neighbor! The little boy’s brother came over to visit Samaah today, and he looked at her, and said “she is neat”. So Allhumdulliah, we got Anthony’s approval!

The rooms are decorated nicely with the “Winnie the Pooh” theme, making the room very welcoming and warm.

The rooms allow moms and dad to stay over night with their children. So Hassan figured out his place for the next few weeks J He already took a snooze … I mean, looked after Samaah for a few hours today!

Samaah had tried the bottle again today Allhumdulliah. She is still looking confused, but not as much as before. She seems to enjoy drinking the milk for a total of 0.5 seconds! The nurses encourage us to try to feed her more, but she totally shuts her month tight, and doesn’t let anything in. So I do get confused when she does that…Hassan’s daughter shuts her mouth tight…

The stitches in her neck, chest and belly are out. They are letting it “cool down” as I would say , cause I totally did not pick up what they are saying. They thought I knew what they were talking about cause I totally went along with the conversation. But I am a good pretender. I am so sure all of you are now thinking back to all the conversations we had and wondering if I really ever understood you….you really thought your opinion counted during all those children’s program eh?! What about in MSA…actually I don’t think my opinion counted than either…

For the past few days, Samaah has been having a little issue with her oxygen level and respiratory system, but Allah SWT knows best. And whatever happens is for the best….guess it is a good reminder though, that nothing happens without the will of Allah SWT.

In halaqa once we were reading "In the Early Hours", they mentioned
1) nothing happens without the will of Allah SWT
2) you can’t make happen what Allah SWT does not will
3) what Allah SWT wills, will happen (and nothing can stop it)

I guess the top three points helps humankind put things into perspective… trust in Allah SWT, and inshallah everything will be okay.

Wassalamu Alikum


  • At September 25, 2006 6:06 PM, Anonymous sara saker said…

    Naila, I miss you :(

    Siyaam updates: ISNA, and other major masaajid fasted on Saturday, those who followed the local moon sighting, did so on Sunday :)

    The idea about starting some salah/taraweeh arrangement at the hospital is an AWESOME idea Naila, let us know how it goes :D!

  • At September 26, 2006 12:15 AM, Blogger umm samaah said…

    assalamu alikum,

    we had iftaar at the hospital a few times this week. Allhumdulliah we had few people from the hospital join us. they would be walking through the cafe and when they were invited to join they accepted. We also gave food to some of the other parents, which they totally were happy about. Many of the parents are from out of town, and I can imagine food being the last thing they want to be busy with. Inshallah this Ramadaan will be great, can you imagine, partying with the people at the hospital(the laregest iftaar party...maybe even bet UTM numbers this year...fill us in guys how are they going )....meeting new people, and talking, man it is like IAW all over again, but this time, it is everyday of the entire month inshallah! I totally suggest some of you guys to go and do the same things...also don't forget Feed the streets and working with the soup kitchens ect this month. Can't believe we are already on the 4th day. Ramadaan really does slip by.


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