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, September 05, 2006

An update from Kashif

I just finished speaking with Hassan. He was on the way to the airport to pick his mother-in-law up who is arriving in Edmonton today. Both Hassan and Naila seemed to be in high spirits, Alhamdulillah.

As you all are aware, Samaah had a major surgical procedure last Thursday, August 31 (see the August 27/29 post). This was followed-up with a minor surgery yesterday. After the August 31 surgery, there was normal post-operative swelling and inflammation around Samaah’s heart. Consequently, the surgeons had decided to leave Samaah’s ribcage open and kept her on some medications to allow the swelling to normalize. Alhamdulillah, they felt confident that the swelling had subsided yesterday, and decided to mechanically close the ribcage yesterday. This is the surgical procedure that was completed yesterday.

Since the surgery, Samaah seems to be doing well. She is still on several medical support systems, including the ventilator, TPN (total parenteral nutrition – feeding a person through infusions directly into the blood stream), as well as some drugs which are keeping her blood vessels open so that the heart may continue to be well-perfused.

The physicians in general are quite happy with Samaah’s progress, Alhamdulillah. However, it is still not clear how long Samaah will need these supports to be in place, and only time will tell. Keep remembering little Samaah in your duas.


  • At September 05, 2006 1:08 PM, Blogger Quratulain said…

    Assalamu 'Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatohu...

    We are very glad here in Saskatoon to hear of Samaah's progress, Allhamdulillah. We are remembering all of you in our du'a, and InshAllah are awaiting for you to come home soon :) Naila, I love you and miss you, and pray that Allah subhana wa ta'ala give you strength and patience always..Ameen. Take care, and I hope to see you all soon. Assalamu 'Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatohu..


    Annie :)

  • At September 05, 2006 1:50 PM, Anonymous Sara Saker said…

    Jazaaka Allaahu khairan for the detailed update, the Kibria's are in my du'aas.

  • At September 05, 2006 3:25 PM, Anonymous afshan said…

    Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu:

    We are praying that Allah SWT in his infinite mercy will grant complete shifa to Samaah and that she along with her parents will be able to come back to Saskatoon soon. Ameen ya Rabbil Aalameen.

    ~lots of love and duuas

  • At September 05, 2006 5:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm so glad to hear that the surgery went well, alhamdullilah. I pray, inshallah, that a healthy baby Samaah will get to come home soon to her parents, who are in my duas every day. Take care of yourselves and hope to hear from you soon.
    Lots of love and duas,
    Mona Ilahie & Family

  • At September 06, 2006 9:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

    May Allah subhanahu wata'ala reward Naila and Hassan for their patience in this test and increase them in eman, and speed up little Samaah's recovery, Ameen.

    JazakAllahu khayran for the updates,

    Naila, we all miss you tons, inshaAllah if you're reading this, let us know if theres anything that you need that we can do from here inshaAllah.

    Wassalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,
    Nazia S. Khan

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  • At September 07, 2006 3:55 AM, Anonymous sagal said…

    Salaam Naila and brother Hassan,

    I'm so happy that the sugery was a success. I cannot imagine what you ae going thru, May Allh give you increase your patience and May Allah make Samaah's health better.
    You are in my du'aas

  • At September 07, 2006 9:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    salams naila and hassan,
    just wanted to let youknow that i had made dua while in makkah and madinah. inshallah your precious daughter will receive His infinite mercy.
    you are in my duas,

  • At September 09, 2006 8:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As salam aleikum!!!

    Subhana Allah what a test from Allah! Subhana Allah what a blessing from Allah! I know Hassan and Naila will be talking about this to lil Samaah for years!

    May Allah make lil Samaah as strong in Imaan as Hassan and his wife!!! Ameen!!!

    Awaiting the return of the dynamic duo, ummm I mean dynamic trio :p

    --Omer K

  • At September 09, 2006 8:28 PM, Anonymous Sara Saker said…

    Assalaamu 'alaikoum,
    Any updates on Samaah's health? In shaa'a Allaah Naila and Hasan are doing well and got themselves some rest.

  • At September 12, 2006 12:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Salaam Naila and BR Hassan ,
    You are in our Dua ,and we will see you again soon with samaah in a better health .my daughters are waiting for Samaah to come to our house inshallah ..give me a call if u need help
    Naila take care of yourself too
    please keep us updated and Allah
    grant you shifa samaah

  • At September 18, 2006 7:53 PM, Anonymous Tasneem said…

    Im happy to hear tha the sirgery went well. May Allah allow Sammah to grow up to be a healthy and happy girl! May Allah bless Naila and Hassan and give them strengnth in this time of need. Ameen
    (virtual hug for Naila)
    Tasneem =>


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