Friday, February 13, 2009

A Request

I've hesitated to write about this. Ephraim was diagnosed with PHPV in his left eye. (Click the link for details - I've explained it too many times, and it kind of makes me sick to talk about it.)

He will be having surgery, G-d willing, on Tuesday Feb 17th. I will be with him at Tel Hashomer hospital in the eye clinic Monday-Wednesday, assuming all goes well.

For those interested in such things, the doctor performing the surgery will be Professor Shpirer.

My request is for your prayers. His name is Ephraim Joshua. For those doing the typical Jewish thing, it's Ephraim Yehoshua ben Leah Gavriela or, in Hebrew, אפרים יהושע בן לאה גבריאלה.

Anyone who wants to offer more tangible support, I will probably be alone in the evenings, and would appreciate visitors (if you're in the neighborhood) and phone calls (if you have time).

Thank you everyone,

7 comments: said...

poor thing!! i will pray for him.

Rachel Inbar said...

You forgot to mention that he's an adorable, healthy cutie pie who's growing very nicely!

Alissa said...

Poor little guy! Thank G-d he's an otherwise adorable, healthy cutie pie :) B"H, he'll come through this surgery with flying colours!

Where is Tel Hashomer?

Anonymous said...

Maty, and I, and Maty's prayer group are all of us asking G_D to bless the doctor and to keep and deliver Ephraim safely through this.

Love and blessings

grandfather Ken

Mrs. S. said...

Refuah shlaimah!

Esser Agaroth said...


Refuah Shlemah.

Baila said...

Refuah shelaimah.